Barbecue Chicken with Fresh Mango Salsa
In order to get more surface area for the barbecue sauce, I like to butterfly my chicken. To do this, simply make a deep cut across the breast, parallel to your cutting board. Cut it almost all the way through, but not quite in half. Then open the pieces up like a book (or butterfly ;)) and press down on the "seam" with your hands so that it lays flat. Butterflying your chicken also means that you get a nice thin piece that will cook up very quickly.
- 2 4- ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterflied
- 4 Tbs barbecue sauce
- 1 mango cut into cubes
- 2 Tbs chopped red onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper minced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- Juice from 1 lime
Heat a grill or grill pan to high. Brush the chicken with about half of the barbecue sauce, coating both sides. Set aside while the grill heats up.
Grill the chicken until it's cooked through — about 2 minutes on each side. While it's cooking, baste with the remaining barbecue sauce. Remove from the pan and let rest under a piece of foil or a pot lid for 5 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute before serving.
Make the salsa by combining the mango, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice. Serve the salsa over the chicken.
Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g