Monday, June 7, 2010

What's for Dinner? Grilled Chicken w/ Black Bean Salsa

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This is an easy weeknight dinner, and the black bean salsa is the star.

It's a lowfat, high protein delicious, healthy meal.
I eat this when I want to lose a few pounds, and it really works!
It tastes so good you won't even know it's good for you.

Marinate boneless chicken breasts in any type of vinaigrette (you can even use a bottled Italian dressing, if anyone still buys that stuff).
Keep chicken covered in the fridge at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa: (I can just eat this as a meal!) makes a lot

2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 red onion, minced
1 lb. cherry tomatoes, quartered
16 oz. can of corn, drained (yes, I said a CAN, it's sweeter)
3 green onions, sliced thin
1 tbsp cumin
juice of a lime
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, torn
1 small red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
dash of tabasco sauce (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and leave at room temperature until ready to serve.

Grill your chicken breasts until they have nice grill marks and serve black bean salsa over the chicken.


I feel lighter on my feet already!


Ciao Chow Linda said...

If you promise me I'll lose weight I'll eat this every night for a week. Seriously, I love this salad and it used to be my go-to salad to take to picnics and barbeques. Hope you're having a great time in the Hamptons.

Dana said...

Yep, could eat that salsa every meal every day. I love things like that!

Steve said...

This is a go-to for us. Good on baked tortilla chips for an appetizer. Delicious. Thanks for the reminder. I'm in Manila this week. The mangoes are outrageously in season.

Bibberche said...

I LOVE black bean salsa! Sometimes I add some mango, or peach, or pineapple, just for the color and a bit of sweetness. And you are right, who needs the chicken???
Btw, I have been reading your blog for a long time and enjoying it tremendously. Great work.

Proud Italian Cook said...

How come when I make this I don't lose weight? Nice grill marks. Are you having fun?

Eileen said...

It is scary how we think alike. I love reading others' black bean salad/salsa recipes and seeing the variations.