I love this recipe because it is very versatile. You can use pork or chicken , and the salsa can be made with papaya or pineapple. The salsa is also good with multigrain or blue corn tortilla chips, baked pita crackers or rice crackers. You will want to eat it with a spoon , but that would be just crazy !
~Cuban Style Chicken with mango Papaya Salsa~
- 1/3 cup (75mL) orange juice
- 2 1/2 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
- 12 cloves of garlic ( more or less on how you like it ) finely chopped
- 2 tsp(10mL) soy sauce
- 2tsp(10) black pepper ground
- 2tsp(10mL) oregano (more if using fresh)
- 1tsp(5mL) sea salt
- 6 bay leaves
- 1LB skinless chicken , you can use breast, or boneless thighs
Stir together the mojo ingredients, and add the chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator covered or in a ziplock bag which is sitting in a bowl , in case of leaks.
Remove chicken from bag, and cook on barbeque, or indoor grill , until done 74°C (165°F) .
Serve with Mango Papaya Salsa
Mango Papaya Salsa
1/2 ripe papaya or 1/2 pinapple
1 medium ripe mango
1/2 red onion finely chopped
3 tbsp(45mL) lime juice
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tbsp(30mL) fresh coriander chopped
Peel and seed the Papaya, and cut into small 1/4 inch pieces . Peel the mango and cut the fruit away from the pit by slicing the mango lengthwise along the flat side next to the seed. Cut the mango into small 1/4 inch pieces, put papaya and mango in a medium bowl and stir with the lime juice and onions, jalapeno, and salt and pepper to taste. Chill salsa for at least 1-2 hrs or even make ahead up to 24 hrs .
Whats behind the chicken?
That is rice Devo. I believe it was jasmine rice in this dish, but any rice would go well .