Zesty Lime Marinated Chicken with Homemade Watermelon Salsa

Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Health score
13%
Zesty Lime Marinated Chicken with Homemade Watermelon Salsa
45 min.
4
245kcal
33.52%sweetness
100%saltiness
13.12%sourness
16.23%bitterness
68.7%savoriness
60.52%fattiness
100%spiciness

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cup cucumber diced peeled
  • small ears corn fresh sweet
  • tablespoon olive oil extra virgin 
  • tablespoons cilantro leaves fresh chopped
  • 0.5 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • servings pepper fresh
  • tablespoons honey 
  • tablespoons juice of lime fresh
  • 0.5 cup and orange peppers diced sweet yellow
  • tablespoons onion diced red
  • 0.5 teaspoon pepper red crushed to taste
  • teaspoon salt 
  • 16 ounces chicken breast boneless skinless
  • teaspoon all the tabasco sauce you handle 
  • cups watermelon diced seeded

Equipment

  • bowl
  • frying pan
  • microwave
  • grill pan

Directions

  1. To Make Salsa: In a medium bowl, combine watermelon, cucumber, sweet pepper, corn, cilantro and onion. In a small bowl, mix together cup lime juice, honey, red pepper flakes and salt. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, to blend flavors.To Make Chicken: In a shallow bowl add the chicken, 3 tablespoons lime juice and sprinkle with a little garlic powder, salt and pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Coat a large nonstick pan or a grill pan with olive oil spray, add olive oil and heat.
  2. Add chicken, cover, and saut over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes total.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan
  4. To Make Honey Lime Glaze: In a small bowl, mix together cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey and Tabasco.
  5. Add the honey lime glaze to the same pan. Cook for about 30 seconds until melted. Return cooked chicken to pan, flipping the chicken once to coat with the glaze.
  6. Remove from pan and plate each piece. Spoon watermelon salsa on top of each piece of chicken and serve with more salsa on the side.
  7. Serve with our recipe for Simple Garlic Toast, if desired. Recipe follows.Recipe for Simple Garlic Toast
  8. Start with 4 slices sourdough wheat bread. We bought ours at Trader Joes but most markets sell sourdough wheat bread or use regular sourdough slices.
  9. Cut each slice in half and toast all of them.
  10. Spread each half with 1 teaspoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light.
  11. Sprinkle each with a little garlic powder.
  12. Place all 8 halves on a plate and reheat in microwave for about 15 seconds.Our favorite garlic powder is Lawrys with parsley. Weve been buying it for years because it taste much better than most garlic powders.

Nutrition Facts

Calories245kcal
Protein41.16%
Fat25.02%
Carbs33.82%

Properties

Glycemic Index
67.48
Glycemic Load
9.02
Inflammation Score
-8
Nutrition Score
16.992608695652%

Flavonoids

Eriodictyol
0.16mg
Hesperetin
0.67mg
Naringenin
0.03mg
Luteolin
0.47mg
Isorhamnetin
0.38mg
Kaempferol
0.39mg
Quercetin
1.71mg

Taste

Sweetness:
33.52%
Saltiness:
100%
Sourness:
13.12%
Bitterness:
16.23%
Savoriness:
68.7%
Fattiness:
60.52%
Spiciness:
100%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:244.69kcal
12.23%
Fat:6.94g
10.68%
Saturated Fat:1.22g
7.65%
Carbohydrates:21.1g
7.03%
Net Carbohydrates:19.59g
7.12%
Sugar:15.97g
17.75%
Cholesterol:72.57mg
24.19%
Sodium:749.29mg
32.58%
Protein:25.68g
51.36%
Vitamin B3:12.54mg
62.72%
Selenium:37.01µg
52.88%
Vitamin B6:0.99mg
49.56%
Vitamin C:36.8mg
44.6%
Phosphorus:277.38mg
27.74%
Vitamin A:1189.39IU
23.79%
Vitamin B5:2.05mg
20.48%
Potassium:654.38mg
18.7%
Magnesium:50.58mg
12.64%
Vitamin B2:0.17mg
10.04%
Vitamin B1:0.15mg
9.96%
Vitamin E:1.19mg
7.95%
Manganese:0.15mg
7.58%
Folate:28.21µg
7.05%
Zinc:0.96mg
6.41%
Fiber:1.51g
6.04%
Iron:0.99mg
5.48%
Vitamin K:5.72µg
5.45%
Copper:0.1mg
5.16%
Vitamin B12:0.23µg
3.78%
Calcium:20.56mg
2.06%
Source:Foodista