Thursday, February 10, 2011

Clinatro, Lime and Salsa Chicken

I just love when a dish falls together PERFECTLY! 

Dinner was not planned... I forgot about dinner until about 4 and then panic mood set in. Thankfully, we have things prepared in our fridge that allow such nights to happen. 

Normally with salsa (mexican-style) chicken the preferred side for our house would be rice or quinoa. Sticking to my plan I whipped up some garlic cauliflower mash, sauted spinach topped with Salsa Chicken.

The Chicken:
I had a bag of frozen chicken from TJ's that is hormone free, nitrate free and pastured. I threw 2 pieces of chicken in a baggie and started to let it thaw in a pool of water. When the meat was 1/2 thawed I added juice from a whole lime, rough chopped cilantro, 4 cloves of garlic and a cup of salsa. Mixed and massaged into the chicken. I let the chicken thaw the remaining 1/2 soaking in the yummy mixture.

The Cauliflower:
Frozen this time. I set out the cauliflower in the same pool of water. As soon as it was 1/2 thawed I dumped the cauliflower into my steamer and steamed until tender. I then dumped the cauliflower into the Vitamix ( :) )! Added 2 TBSP of Coconut Milk, 1 clove of garlic and let the cauliflower mix until smooth and silky.

** Please note -- the garlic cauliflower mash was a great idea but I think that my Vitamix liquefied the garlic and it was too strong. I liked it but my 3 year old was not a fan. Maybe I was just boosting our immune systems!
Maybe add the garlic during the steaming stage and take out when mashing.

The Spinach:
1 TBSP of coconut Oil and loads of spinach. Let the spinach wilt down.


  1. Hi Lindsey, isn't wonderful when dinner comes together like that? I just saw your recipe in google reader and it would be perfect to share on Your submission would link back to your blog, and hopefully bring some new readers to your site. Hope you'll check it out! Patty

  2. Yum! Love this mexican inspired chicken!! Cilantro lime is one of my favorite combos!!

  3. this sounds as if the chicken would become a welcome dish at our table dressed up like this my kids often think of chicken as boring I believe I will fix this dish they may just welcome it

  4. 3 Researches PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually get rid of fat by consuming coconut fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!


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