Fiesta Grilled Chicken

Recipe By : Heavenly Recipes


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6 servings


Fiesta Grilled Chicken


1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15.5 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

1 (15.5 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 small red onion, chopped

½ cup chopped green bell pepper

1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained

2 ripe tomatoes, diced and drained

1 cup Italian-style salad dressing

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (Optional)

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ teaspoon garlic salt


6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

3 limes, juiced (Optional)

? cup tequila

3 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

6 Romaine lettuce leaves

6 sprigs cilantro leaves, for garnish (Optional)

6 lime wedges, for garnish (Optional)


    STEP - 1

    Step 1

    STEP - 2

    To make the salsa, mix the black beans, black-eyed peas, corn, red onion, bell pepper, chiles, and tomatoes together in a bowl. Toss vegetables with the Italian dressing, cilantro, garlic, and garlic salt until evenly blended. Cover, and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.

    STEP - 3

    Step 2

    STEP - 4

    Preheat a grill for medium-high heat.

    STEP - 5

    Step 3

    STEP - 6

    About 45 minutes before serving time, place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and drizzle with lime juice and tequila. Sprinkle evenly with paprika, salt, and pepper. Cover the dish, refrigerate, and allow to marinate 10 minutes.

    STEP - 7

    Step 4

    STEP - 8

    Remove chicken breasts from the marinade, and discard remaining marinade.

    STEP - 9

    Step 5

    STEP - 10

    Cook the chicken breasts on the preheated grill until the juices run clear and the meat is no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes.

    STEP - 11

    Step 6

    STEP - 12

    To serve, place a lettuce leaf on each plate. Top with a chicken breast, and spoon Texas Bean Salsa over each, dividing evenly among servings. If desired, garnish with additional cilantro leaves and lime wedges.

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