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Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
and simple green beans

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

This tropical pineapple salsa will get you in the mood for summer weather (and hopefully a vacay!). Tonight we're having it over chicken or corn-fritters (for our vegetarians) but it would be delicious with just about any protein!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Simple Microwaved Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, ends trimmed
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon - 1/2, juice of
  • Sliced almonds (opt) - for serving
Chicken with Pineapple Salsa:
  • Red onions - 1/2, diced
  • Jalapeno (opt) - 1, seeded and diced
  • Roma tomatoes - 2, diced
  • Pineapple - 1/2, diced
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Lime - 1, juice of
  • Chicken thighs - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Green beans / Red onions / Jalapeno / Tomatoes / Pineapple / Cilantro - Prep as directed. For cilantro, you’ll use the whole bunch later in the week, so you can prep all of it. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Make salsa - Mix together red onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, pineapple, and cilantro. Squeeze in lime juice and toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate until serving. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Chicken - Season and tenderize with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then chicken to heated oil. Sear on both sides until golden, ~3 minutes on each side. Lower temperature and cover skillet with lid or foil. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until chicken has reached 165F (74C) degrees.
  2. While chicken is cooking, place green beans in a microwave-safe container. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 1 ½ to 2 ½ minutes depending on thickness of green beans. Toss with butter and lemon juice fresh out of the microwave. Top with almonds. If you don’t have a microwave, boil green beans for 1 to 2 minutes and then transfer them to a bowl of cold water (this is called ‘blanching’).
  3. Enjoy chicken topped with salsa with beans on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (62)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (5)

30 reviews

I used marinated fajita chicken meat. Delicious!

By: Erica
Posted: Mar 28, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

The pineapple salsa makes the dish! Didn't make the green beans.

By: Sherrod
Posted: Jan 17, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the salsa--the microwave green beans didn't turn out a good texture.

By: Kendra
Posted: Jan 21, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Adults liked it. Teen wouldn't try the salsa.

By: Sandra
Posted: Aug 15, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

not a fan of the raw onion but love the lemon in the green beans idea!

By: Ryan
Posted: Aug 14, 2014
Diet: Original
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If I make this again I will use a different chicken rub because the one I had was not the best. I also forgot to get cilantro, so since I have a lot of leftover salsa I am going to buy some tomorrow and toss it in there.

By: Kristin
Posted: Jun 01, 2014
Diet: Original
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