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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Citrus Chicken with Fruity Salsa

Vibrant fruity salsa combines so well with this sassy citrus chicken. Close your eyes and you'll think you're on a tropical island!  
3 chicken legs, separated
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup avocado oil
1 tbsp honey

1 tsp ground cumin
1  1/2 tbsps soya sauce
2 tsps minced garlic

Fruity salsa:
1 grilled mango
1/2 cucumber
1 small pink grapefruit
1 small red pepper
1 tomato
some thinly sliced jalapeño
chopped mint and lemon basil leaves (because some of us don't like cilantro)
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk the orange juice, lime juice, avocado oil and honey together. Remove 1/4 cup for the salsa, then to the rest add the ground cumin, soya sauce and garlic. Keep 1/2 cup aside and pour the balance over the chicken legs in a plastic bag and marinate in the fridge 1-8 hours.
Dice the cucumber, red pepper and tomato. Cut the grapefruit and remove the membrane on each skein.
Toss the diced fruit and veggies in a bowl along with the jalapeño, mint, lemon basil, salt and pepper. Toss with the 1/4 cup reserved marinade.
Grill and baste the chicken for 45-50 minutes. While the chicken is cooking cut the mango in half. Remove the peel and the stone. When the chicken is done baste the mango with some of the marinade and grill on each side 1-2 minutes.
Dice the grilled mango and add to the salsa.
Serve the salsa along side the chicken with more grilled mango.
Serves 4

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