Mojo Chicken with Avocado and Mango Salsa

Mojo Chicken with Avocado and Mango Salsa

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Recipe Rating: 3.41641
Serves 4
Garlic and citrus zest come together in a class Cuban-style mojo marinade that is perfect on chicken, steak or tofu. We used the same flavors in a Caribbean-style mango salsa that pairs perfectly with easy stove-top chicken breasts, though grilled would be perfect, too!
Ingredients: 
  • Mojo Chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (from about 1/2 orange)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from about 1 lime)
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Avocado Mango Salsa
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (from about 1/2 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (from about 1/2 lime)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1/2 medium mango, diced
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
Method: 
To prepare the chicken, in a large, shallow dish, combine cumin, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, 1/4 cup of the oil, orange juice and lime juice; stir to combine. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Meanwhile, prepare the salsa. In a medium bowl, combine orange juice, lime juice, oil, garlic, zest, honey, salt, onion and mango. Cover and refrigerate until using, adding avocado just before serving. 

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Add chicken to skillet and  cook until browned and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a platter, let rest for 5 minutes then cut each chicken breast horizontally into 1/3-inch thick slices. Serve with salsa.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 660 calories (410 from fat), 46g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 780mg sodium, 33g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 33g protein.
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