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Honey Barbeque Chicken with Fresh Fruit Salsa (meat)

Eileen Goltz. | Meat

Submitted by Roger and Mindy Margolis Toronto Canada

Fresh basil, oregano and parsely tend to be infested with aphids, thrips and other insects. Please check “Special Instructions” below for instructions on insect inspection.

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts, skinned, boned and halved

Marinade:
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 large bay leaf
salt and pepper, to taste

Salsa:
1 large mango, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons red onion, chopped
1/3 cup green bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 medium avocado, peeled and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons white vinegar


Instructions

Marinade:

Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Mix to combine. Add the chicken, turn to coat, cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours.

Salsa:

In a bowl combine all ingredients except avocado, and chill. When ready to serve, remove chicken from marinade. Barbecue on grill, turning occasionally for about 10 minutes. Add avocado to sauce and spoon on top of chicken to serve.

You can make the chicken up a day ahead of time and reheat the chicken before serving or serve this dish cold.

Fresh Herbs and Insect Infestation: Fresh cilantro, oregano, parsely and other herbs (including thyme, basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, rosemary and sage) are often used as spices or garnishing. Aphids, thrips and other insects may often be found on the leaves and stems of these herbs. Insects tend to nestle in the crevices between the leaves and branches of herbs. These insects can curl up and stick to the leaf once they come in contact with water. Recommendation: In order to determine if a particular bunch of herbs is infested prior to washing, bang it several times over a white cloth. This is most important when checking oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. If only one or two insects are found, proceed with the steps below. If three or more insects are detected in a particular bunch of herbs, it should not be used. Inspection: 1. Soak herbs in a solution of cold water and vegetable wash. The proper amount of vegetable wash has been added when some bubbles are observed in the water. (In the absence of vegetable wash, several drops of concentrated non-scented liquid detergent may be used. However, for health reasons, thoroughly rinse off the soapy solution.) 2. Agitate the herbs in the soapy water, in order to loosen the sticking excretion of the bugs. 3. Using a heavy stream of water, thoroughly wash off the soap and other foreign matter from the herbs. 4. Check both sides of each leaf under direct light. 5. If one or two insects are found, rewash the herbs. 6. If any insects are found after repeating the agitation process twice, the entire bunch must be discarded.

Submitted by Roger and Mindy Margolis Toronto Canada

Fresh basil, oregano and parsely tend to be infested with aphids, thrips and other insects. Please check “Special Instructions” below for instructions on insect inspection.