Lime Salsa Chicken

Lime Salsa Chicken

This flavourful, Mexican-inspired marinade is so easy to prepare, and results in juicy, lightly spiced chicken.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice, fresh
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) brown rice
  • 1 lime (optional garnish)
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together salsa, mustard and lime juice. Add skinless chicken thighs and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight.

  2. Cook the brown rice in unsalted water according to package directions.

  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade and add to skillet. Sauté until browned on both sides and juices run clear – about 9 minutes per side (end temperature of 165°F / 74°C).

  4. Remove chicken from skillet leaving sauce behind. Add rest of marinade and bring to boil. Whisk in yogurt and sugar until heated through.

  5. To serve place a piece of chicken alongside a scoop of brown rice. Top with sauce and garnish with a lime wedge.

Optional additions to the marinade include cumin, oregano and hot chili pepper. If you don't have yogurt you can also use sour cream.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 210 g serving Amount
  • Calories 360
  • Protein 25 g
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 43 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Sodium 280 mg
  • Per 210 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 14
  • Calcium 8
  • Iron 10
  • Vitamin A 4
  • Vitamin C 15
  • Vitamin B6 35
  • Vitamin B12 24
  • Folate 11
  • Magnesium 41
  • Zinc 36

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