Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

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Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa is made with grilled chicken breasts – fresh and flavorful, perfect for weeknight summer dinners.

Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa on a platter.
Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken in the summer is easy and quick! We love grilling and often makeGrilled Chicken Bruschetta,Korean Grilled ChickenandGrilled Bourbon Chicken, just to name a few!

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I love Healthyish® meals like this one because they come together quickly, and cleanup is a breeze. Plus, if you have any extra salsa, you can enjoy it over grilled fish or with a side of veggie chips.

Loaded with flavor, this zesty lime chicken paillard is easy to make, delicious and perfect any night of the week. The meat is fork tender and the salsa adds that extra punch of flavor we all love. And if you do not have a grill, do not worry. You can also use a grill pan on the stove top.

Citrus lime marinade for chicken

  • olive oil
  • lime zest
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • salt and pepper

What to serve with cilantro lime chicken

The grilled pineapple salsa on top of the chicken makes this a complete meal. You can also serve this over a bed of mixed greens or with grilled vegetables on the side.

If you want a starch, brown rice, orzo or couscous would be great.

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Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken Paillard with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

Prep Time: 30mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 45mins
Yield: 4servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa is made with grilled chicken breasts – fresh and flavorful, perfect for weeknight summer dinners.


Chicken and marinade

  • 1.5lbschicken breast,thin cut will work well too
  • 4tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1tablespoonlime zest
  • Juice from 1 lime about 1 tablespoon
  • 2clovesgarlic thinly sliced
  • 2tablespoonschopped cilantro
  • ½teaspoonsalt
  • ¼teaspoonpepper

Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

  • 1cupgrilled and diced pineapple
  • 1cupgrilled sweet corn
  • 1tablespoondiced jalapeno
  • 1/3cupdiced red bell pepper
  • 1/3cupdiced shallots
  • 1tablespoonlime juice
  • Pinchsalt


  • Preheat your grill to 400F degrees.
  • If your chicken breasts are thick, butterfly them and add them to a Ziploc bag. Gently pound the chicken using the soft side of a mallet. You will want the chicken to be about ¼ inch thick.
  • 一旦捣碎的瘦鸡,添加橄榄oil, lime juice, lime zest, thinly sliced garlic, chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper to the Ziploc bag.
  • Zip the bag closed and massage the chicken making sure it is evenly coated in the marinade.
  • Let the chicken to marinate for 20-25 minutes before grilling. While the chicken is marinating, you’ll prepare the salsa.
  • Dice the grilled pineapple into small evenly sized cubes. Add it to a mixing bowl.
  • Next, finely dice the shallots and jalapeno. Add them to the bowl with the pineapple.
  • 骰子玉米粒fr的红辣椒和删除om the cob. Add everything to the mixing bowl along with a pinch of salt. Canned corn will work fine too!
  • Add the lime juice and gently combine all of the ingredients. Once well combined set aside.
  • Carefully place a sheet of foil on the heated grill.
  • Place the chicken on the foil, since it is well coated in the olive oil mixture it will not stick.
  • Grill for about 3 minutes on each side. Since it is pounded thin, it will cook pretty quickly.
  • Remove from the grill and arrange the chicken on a platter. Top with the pineapple jalapeno salsa. As an optional garnish, try adding some crushed peanuts and sliced scallions.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy with a few lime wedges!


Serving:6oz , Calories:395kcal , Carbohydrates:16.5g , Protein:41g , Fat:18.5g , Saturated Fat:3g , Cholesterol:124.5mg , Sodium:225mg , Fiber:2g , Sugar:8g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 4
Keywords: cilantro lime grilled chicken, grilled chicken