I think after the rains of the past week have past and the gray clouds have parted into Clear blue sky that the time has come to welcome summer! We discovered this recipe in the middle of the cold winter a genius idea Steve had to make Chicken with guacomole... a yummy enough idea til I took it to the next step with this fresh salad... It was a welcome and delicious taste of the summer to come. It was so delicious I decided it would be a great meal to share with friends so I made it for our friends Brad and Kelly once who also loved it... Since Kelly asked for the recipe I figured while I was typing it up I might as well share it here too :)
Mexican grilled chicken with Guacomole and Black Bean and Corn salad.
This will probably serve 4 adults with leftover salad
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1-2 limes, juiced
1 pkg of taco seasoning
1 gallon size ziplock bag
1-2 good pinches of salt
Marinate the chicken breasts in the lime juice, salt and taco seasoning for at least an hour. Of course you can make it a day a ahead if you'd like. Cook the chicken to your preference BBQ it or pan fry etc...
Black Bean and Corn Salad
Mix the following together in a bowl
1 can of rinsed black beans
1 can of corn, drained
1 red bell pepper diced
1 good handfull of chopped fresh cilantro
3-5 green onions, chopped
2-3 limes, juiced
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tsp of cumin
salt and garlic powder to taste the salt is important its what makes everything pop.
This tasting step is important!
You can easily double this just by using 2 cans of beans and corn... Its also very easy and better if made ahead so the flavors can kind of blend :) This also makes a delicious high fiber salsa with the addition of a chopped jalapeno which is optional if you're not a spicy wimp like me :)
Guacomole ( you can buy it pre-made or this is my basic recipe)
2 ripe mashed avocados
the juice of 1/2 lime
garlic powder, to taste
seasoning salt, to taste
pinch or 2 of cumin
1/2 tomato, diced
some fresh chopped cilantro
Stir together and taste for seasoning.
I like to serve the chicken with a spoonfull of guacomole on top but you can do whatever you like. :)
Welcome sunshiney days and bbq dinners swimming pools and popsicles! :)