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How about a nice recipe your family will love? CITRUS CHICKEN
BREASTS which is a Mexican style dish with a little pizzazz for
the grill too. You can make both the salsa and marinade up to
2 hours before serving to avoid the mad dash at the grill. Note
the step of slashing the chicken first. This opens up the greatest
surface area to flavor and heat and the Avocado Mango Salsa is
the grand finale to top it off with.

Marzee
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RECIPE: CITRUS CHICKEN BREASTS

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INGREDIENTS:
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
4 boneless (not skinless) chicken breast halves, slashed
Salt
1 recipe avocado mango salsa* see below

DIRECTIONS:
With a sharp knife, cut 3 parallel slashes through skin, about
1/4 inches deep. Combine garlic, chili powder, oregano, thyme,
cumin, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, sugar, oil, lime juice, and
orange juice. Add chicken and toss to coat evenly. Cover and
refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning once. (can be marinated up
to 2 hours in advance, turning often) Grill skin side down over
medium-hot coals until skin is crisp, 7 minutes. Turn and continue
grilling until chicken is opaque with no trace of pink, a further
5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt. Serve hot with avocado mango salsa,
recipe below.


*** Avocado Mango Salsa *** Makes 1 2/3 cups

INGREDIENTS:
1 mango, finely diced
1 avocado, halved, pitted, and finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp finely chopped mint
salt, Tabasco sauce (or other hot pepper sauce)

DIRECTIONS:
Combine mango, avocado, onion, chile, lime juice, vinegar,
oil, and mint. Add salt and Tabasco to taste. Cover and let
stand for 30 minutes at room temperature to allow flavors to
blend. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Chicken




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IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS FOR CHICKEN:

The raw juices of uncooked chicken contain bacteria that can
easily contaminate the cooked meat and other foods you are
preparing. For healthy eating, be sure to take the following
precautions:

* Always wash hands with soap and hot water before and after
handling uncooked chicken.

* Never leave uncooked chicken at room temperature for more
than 20 minutes.

* Never re-use a chicken marinade or baste cooked chicken
with a marinade after it has been used. (reserve some
separate marinade for basting).

* Never put cooked chicken back into the unwashed container
in which it was marinating.

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