Today’s dinner was one of my favorites: thin chicken breasts seasoned with chili, lime, and other spices, then grilled and served with a mango and avocado salsa. It really hit the spot!
I could also eat the salsa by itself. I had to stop eating it by the spoonful or else there wouldn’t be enough for dinner! The salsa lasted us about 3 servings, but it could be more if I didn’t eat half of it just myself. It probably makes about 1 cup of salsa.
Chili-lime chicken with mango and avocado salsa recipe
I’m not too motivated to cook dinner these days. Luckily my husband cooks a lot, so he makes sure all the food we have in our refrigerator doesn’t go to waste! Don’t get me wrong, I still cook, I just find it less appealing than before I was pregnant.
On a particularly motivationally-low day for both of us, I decided to try tinfoil pack chicken. I have never wrapped chicken up in tinfoil before and cooked it in the oven, so I thought I would give it a try. I made a seasoning blend, cut and rinsed asparagus, and awaited for Marc to get home so he could pound out the chicken breasts.
I only had enough tinfoil for 3 pouches and a bit more chicken than that, but we made it work.
The seasoning blend:
- Italian Seasoning
- Parmesan cheese
- Lemon Pepper
- Garlic powder
The packet contents:
- Chicken breasts (pounded out)
- Sundried tomatoes, diced
How we made the packets:
- Lightly oiled tinfoil
- Seasoned chicken
- Put chicken in center of foil
- Tosses asparagus in seasoning and oil
- Places asparagus on top of chicken
- Folded up foil packet
How we cooked the packets:
- Placed packets in pan (or oven-safe dish)
- Cooked on 350 degrees, for 30 minutes
How we cooked the packets, continued:
- We had a little too much chicken in the packets, so after 30 minutes, we opened one up and found the chicken still a bit raw
- We cooked the packets for an additional 10 minutes, on 375 degrees
- Chicken good
- Asparagus, over-cooked
- May attempt foil packs someday again, with some edits
I think if we would have only put one piece of chicken in the packets the asparagus would have turned out fine.
The spears of asparagus were less over-cooked than the bottom chunks of aspargus I threw in there.
Other recipes call for broccoli and peas, maybe they would fair better in a foil packet