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Grilled Cuban Mojo Chicken with Mango Salsa

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Spice up your menu with this Grilled Cuban Mojo Chicken! Chicken breasts quickly marinate in a garlicky citrus marinade before being grilled to perfection. Topped with a simple mango salsa and served with rice and cuban style black beans for the ultimate dinner. Serves 2 to 4 in about 45 minutes.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine cuban
Keyword chicken, citrus, cuban, grilled, mango, mojo, salsa, summer
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 335
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE GRILLED CUBAN MOJO CHICKEN:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves peeled fresh garlic grated
  • 1 medium orange zested (or about 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 to 3 oranges)
  • 1 lime zested (about a teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice about 2 limes
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts about 4, butterflied or pounded flat

FOR THE MANGO SALSA:

  • 2 ripe mangos diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 cherry hot pepper seeded and diced small (jalapeno, fresno or your favorite spicy or mild chile may be substituted)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves minced
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • Measure and add the olive oil, garlic, citrus zest and juice and spices in a bowl, whisking well to combine. Add in the chicken and toss to coat. Marinate for not longer than 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat your grill to 400and prepare the salsa.
  • Grill the chicken until no longer pink. Depending on if you're using a grill pan or an outdoor grill will depend on how long. I would preheat your outdoor gill to 400 to 450° and if you're using a grill pan, preheat to medium to medium-high. Allow the chicken to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

FOR THE MANGO SALSA:

  • In a medium bowl combine the mango, onion, hot pepper and cilantro. Season with a few small pinches of kosher salt before tossing to combine.
  • Top chicken with salsa and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 985mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1371IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg