Baked Chicken with Sweet and Tangy Salsa

Recipe adapted from HungryHannahs
Marinating your chicken will help infuse the meat with all of the wonderful flavors of this sweet and tangy honey-citrus sauce. Accompanied with a pineapple, avocado and cilantro salsa, this dish is refreshing for any hot summer night. For cookouts and parties, this incredibly tender and juicy dish would be just as great, if not better when thrown on the grill!
Ingredients: (Makes 4 Servings)

  • 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breasts,  sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp grated lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients for Salsa
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado (or about half an avocado)
  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

 
Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine oil, soy sauce, honey, lime zest, garlic, cumin and paprika in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place into a lightly greased 8×8 baking dish.
  4. Pour liquid mixture over chicken, making sure each piece is as well-coated with marinade as possible. (If desired, let chicken marinate in fridge for 1-2 hours.)
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping chicken once midway.
  6. Meanwhile, create your salsa. In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, avocado, pepper, onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest. Top with sweet and tangy salsa.

 



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