Recipe: Grilled cilantro-lime chicken with mango sauce

Chef Jeff Jackson prepares daughter's favorite
Posted at 11:35 AM, Jun 04, 2020

Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa

For the chicken:
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
1 tbsp. lime zest
¼ c. red onion, finely chopped
1/3 c. lime juice
¼ c. olive oil
½ bunch cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. coriander
salt and pepper to taste

For the mango salsa:
2 lg. ripe red mangoes
¼ c. red bell pepper, chopped
½ bunch cilantro, chopped
juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp. honey
salt and pepper to taste

Rice and black beans for serving if you like

Make the marinade by combining the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, honey, cumin and coriander in a bowl.
Sprinkle the chicken with some salt and pepper.
Put the chicken into a gallon sized zipper bag and then pour over the marinade.
Let it marinate for at least 1 hour, but better yet up to 4 hours.
As the chicken marinates, make the salsa by combining all the salsa ingredients in a bowl.
Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as desired.
Place in the fridge until later.
Preheat your grill to med-high.
Remove the chicken from the marinade, saving the leftover marinade.
Place the chicken on the grill and cook 5-7 minutes per side basting the chicken with the leftover marinade as it cooks.
The chicken is done when it reaches an internal temp. of about 160-165 degrees.
Serve topped with some of the salsa along with some rice and beans on the side.