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Lime Salsa Chicken

This flavourful, Mexican-inspired marinade is so easy to prepare, and results in juicy, lightly spiced chicken.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 30 min


½ cup salsa
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp lime juice, fresh
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 tsp sugar
1 ½ cup brown rice
1 lime (optional garnish)

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  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.

Helpful Tip

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
Protein25 g
Fat9 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate43 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol85 mg
Sodium280 mg
Per 210 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A4
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B635
Vitamin B1224