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Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Lima Bean Salsa

Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Lima Bean Salsa (Photo courtesy National Chicken Council)

Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Lima Bean Salsa (Photo courtesy National Chicken Council)

Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Lima Bean Salsa is today’s Morning Mix Recipe of the Week. I have always believed that the more the merrier in Heather’s Florida Kitchen! Each Thursday I team up with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to help the Morning Mix listeners and Heather’s Florida Kitchen readers find new inspirations for meal planning. This dish is great for spring and summer gatherings. The rich flavor of the chicken and the wonderful texture and seasonings for the salsa are a wonderful combination.

Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Lima Bean Salsa
Yield: 4 servings

1 1/2 to 2 pounds chicken thighs
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
Juice of 1 lime
1 cup red cider vinegar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons pickling spices
3 teaspoons salt, divided
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 1/2 cups lima beans, cooked in water for 4 minutes, then drained and cooled
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
1 small sweet onion, diced
1/4 cup freshly-chopped cilantro

1. Combine yogurt, ginger, curry powder and lime juice. Add chicken thighs and turn to coat with yogurt mixture. Allow to marinate in refrigerator 1 to 4 hours.
2. In small saucepan, combine vinegar and water; add pickling spices, 2 teaspoons salt, sugar, red pepper flakes and celery seed. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool.
3. Place lima beans, tomatoes and onion in container. Using a fine mesh sieve, pour the warm vinegar mixture through it and into the vegetable mixture. Add cilantro.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.
4. Prepare grill or broiler. Remove chicken from marinade, draining excess. Season thighs on both sides with remaining teaspoon salt. Place chicken on grill or under broiler to sear. Turn over once until well browned, cooking for a total of 6-8 minutes. Continue to cook chicken, turning to avoid burning. Grill or broil chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 170º F, about another 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Using a slotted spoon, place about 1/3 cup salsa on each plate and place a grilled thigh next to the salsa.
SOURCE: National Chicken Council

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