Key West Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa

 We had a great time celebrating Mr. Wishes birthday on Monday.  We went out to dinner at our very favorite Italian restaurant that we always go to on special occasions, stuffed ourselves to the max (they even gave him a complimentary cannoli to help celebrate his birthday), and then we proceeded to go out for frozen yogurt afterward.  Hey, ya gotta celebrate right when it comes to birthdays and we deserved to indulge after doing back-breaking work in our yard all day Saturday and Sunday…we are putting in a new patio and I’m so excited!  I will share pictures when it’s complete (I even got to drive a Bobcat) :).  We were fortunate enough to have four gracious, kindhearted friends help us tremendously all weekend.  Thank you to Joe, Greg, Jill and J.P.!  I’m so grateful to them for donating their time just out of the goodness of their hearts. This project would have taken 10 forevers without them.  There’s still a bit of work left to do but the worst part is over!

This recipe for chicken is perfect for the up and coming Labor Day holiday (can’t believe I’m even saying that), or any sunny summer day for that matter.  It is an ultra juicy, flavor-packed grilled chicken dish with sweet mango salsa to top it all off.  It’s so good and also LIGHT, which is nice for a healthy meal alternative.  This summer has been so busy that we’ve hardly had time to grill out, but this was one of the better grilling meals we’ve had recently!

I bet it would also be good with this Mango, Pineapple and Cranberry Salsa over it!

Key West Grilled Chicken Recipe with Mango Salsa Recipe.  Perfect for summer grilling!

INGREDIENTS:

For the Key West Grilled Chicken:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes worth)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 jalapeno, seeded
4 chicken breasts

For the Mango Salsa:
1 mango, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded & minced
2 green onions, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

For the chicken:

Whisk together soy sauce, honey, vegetable oil, lime juice, and garlic in a small bowl. Place chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and pour mixture on top. Add jalapeno, squish to coat chicken in marinade, then refrigerate for 1 hour, or up to 8 hours. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes a side, basting with the leftover marinade a few times as it grills.  I served this over rice with the mango salsa over top.

For the mango salsa: 

Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.  Spoon on top of the chicken.

Recipe source:  chicken recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, hiking, running, singing, animals, cruises, Disney World, , dining out, the Christmas season, fireworks, weddings, storms, 80's music, musicals, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

35 Responses to “Key West Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa”

  1. August 21, 2013 at 3:51 AM #

    I would never be able to stop myself from eating that mango salsa. I would put it on/in anything!

    • August 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM #

      It would be good on a lot of things I can imagine!

  2. August 21, 2013 at 9:54 AM #

    Wow perfect recipe for this time of year, looks beautiful :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. August 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM #

    What a pretty recipe, the mango salsa looks just perfect on top! My mouth is watering looking at that chicken!

    • August 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM #

      Thank you Pamela!

  4. August 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM #

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Homemade mango salsa sounds so delicious and refreshing!

    • August 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM #

      Thank you, Laura!

  5. August 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM #

    This looks so good! That marinade is perfect!!

  6. August 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM #

    Gorgeous recipe, girl! I could eat this every single day. Love the way you celebrated Mr. Wishes’ birthday. Several courses of Italian food is the way to go! And, extra dessert is a major bonus. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM #

      Thanks, Stacy! Never can have enough desserts :)

  7. August 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM #

    This looks delicious with that mango salsa on it!

  8. August 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM #

    You can’t go wrong with mango salsa on chicken!

  9. August 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM #

    I’m jealous! I want to drive a Bobcat too! Those look like a lot of fun. ;-) Great looking dish. I’ll eat mango salsa with anything!

  10. August 22, 2013 at 1:42 AM #

    Sounds like a great birthday celebration Ashley. This grilled chicken dish sounds amazing. Love the mango salsa here. Delicious!

  11. August 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM #

    This is totally my type of fresh, simple summertime meal. YUM! And Happy Belated Birthday to Mr. Wishes! =)

    • August 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM #

      Thank you and thank you from him! :)

  12. August 23, 2013 at 7:41 AM #

    Can’t wait to see pictures of your patio! Love this recipe. Fruit salsas are my favorite and they go so well with chicken.

    • August 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM #

      I will share pics as soon as it’s done! Thanks, Christin!

  13. August 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM #

    I cannot wait to try this. Looks fantastic!

    • August 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM #

      Thanks, Asmita! I appreciate you stopping by :)

  14. August 26, 2013 at 12:42 AM #

    How can it almost be Labor Day?! Pure insanity!! This chicken looks divine! I love the mango salsa on top. Yum!

    • August 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM #

      Thanks, Jocelyn. I know – can’t believe we’re planning Labor day already!

  15. August 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM #

    This dish sounds so flavorful and delicious! I love everything in here, so this is certainly getting pinned!

    • August 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM #

      Thanks so much for the pin!

  16. August 26, 2013 at 11:34 PM #

    Wow, this combo is killer, Ashley! That salsa looks out of this world.

  17. August 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM #

    Happy belated B-Day to Mr. Wishes. I can’t wait to try this out over labor day weekend, not that they celebrate that too much over here in Hong Kong but any excuse to try out this delightful dish.

  18. August 27, 2013 at 1:17 PM #

    ahhh lovely, healthy and delicious ones.

  19. Candice
    August 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM #

    This sounds delicious! Can I replace the lime juice with lemon juice (currently don’t have limes at home)?

    • August 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM #

      Yes you can! Any citrus juice would be delicious, I’m sure :)

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