Fox 8 Recipe Box: Watermelon Salsa with Grilled Lime Chicken

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Kimberly Taylor is the owner of KimBrulee Personal Chef Services and she shared one of her favorite summertime recipes with the Fox 8 News in the Morning show team.
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GRILLED LIME CHICKEN WITH WATERMELON SALSA

Ingredients

2 Cup Chopped Watermelon
1 ½ Cup Chopped Cucumber
½ Cup Chopped Bell Pepper (Any Colors)
3 ounce Whole Kernel Corn
2 Tablespoon Cilantro
1 Chopped Jalapeno, no seeds or ribs
2 Tablespoon Chopped Red Onion
1 teaspoon Lime Zest (divided)
4 Tablespoon Lime Juice (divided)
1 teaspoon Packed Brown Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
4-6 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
2 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
4 Tablespoon Canola or Olive Oil

 

Directions

  1. For salsa, in a medium bowl combine watermelon, cucumber, bell pepper, corn, cilantro, jalapeno and onion. In a small bowl combine 1/2 teaspoon of the lime zest, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, the brown sugar, salt, and crushed red pepper; add to watermelon mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour to let flavors combine. Then drain off excess liquid.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with lemon-pepper seasoning and toss with 2 tablespoons of oil.
  3. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 teaspoon lime peel, the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of oil.
  4. Using a charcoal or gas grill, place the chicken directly over medium heat for 6-8 minutes before turning over and brushing with the lime oil mixture. turn again after another 6-8 minutes and brush with oil mixture again. Continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F). Serve with Watermelon Salsa.

 

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