Good & Tasty: Buttermilk Chicken with Pineapple-Tomato Salsa

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Too many posts in one day you say?

Too many link ups you reckon?

Well, this is my blog and that’s how I roll!

Hehe.

Well, I really want to do Good & Tasty Tuesday with Stay At Home Babe because 1. She’s an awesome babe and 2. I really don’t want you to think I sit around in my jammies, shoving red velvet cake into my mouth all day.

I made this on Sunday night based on a Chow recipe, but I modified it according to what I had on hand and personal preferences. I’ll post the original recipe here, and let you know what I swapped out.

Buttermilk Chicken with Pineapple-Tomato Salsa
A yummy moist chicken dish, with a fresh salsa
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing the pan
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 1 medium lemon)
  3. 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  6. 2 cups well-shaken low-fat buttermilk
  7. 6 (6- to 8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  8. Peach, Tomato, and Sweet Onion Salsa (I swapped out peach for pineapple)
  9. 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (about 3 ounces), toasted, for garnish
This is the original Peach, Tomato, and Sweet Onion Salsa recipe
  1. 3 medium peaches, small dice (about 1 1/2 cups) (I used 1/2 a pineapple instead)
  2. 2 medium tomatoes, small dice (about 1 cup) (I used cherry tomatoes)
  3. 1/2 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Maui, small dice (about 1/2 cup)
  4. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (I did not use this as the pineapple had enough acidity)
  5. I added 1/2 an avocado, diced, just because I love avocado
For the Chicken
  1. Whisk together the measured olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper, and salt in a large, shallow, nonreactive dish. While whisking, pour in the buttermilk and mix well. Add the chicken breasts and turn to coat in the marinade; cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.
  2. To make the chicken, heat a grill pan over medium heat and lightly brush it with olive oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade, let any excess drip off, and place the breasts in the grill pan (you may have to do this in batches). Cook until the chicken is golden brown and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes per side.
  3. When the chicken is done, remove it from the heat, top with the salsa and toasted pecans, and serve.
For the Salsa
  1. Combine peaches, tomatoes, onion, and lemon juice in a small nonreactive mixing bowl. Season well with salt and let sit at least 20 minutes.
  2. Just prior to using, season well with freshly ground black pepper and mix thoroughly.
Notes
  1. It looks like a lot of work, but honestly, it was super easy. I marinated the chicken the night before and left it in the refrigerator. The salsa can be prepped in advanced. When you're ready, all you have to do is cook the chicken!
Adapted from Chow
Adapted from Chow
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  • July 12, 2011 Ann

    Wow – that looks delicious! I love how you’re “mixing it up” on your blog!
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    • July 12, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Ann! I just write what I know and love 🙂

  • July 12, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    Yum! I love recipes that have nuts in them. JDaniel doesn’t. He picks them out.
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    • July 12, 2011 Alison

      The beauty of this is you can put in any nuts – I’d have included walnuts for texture, but I had none on hand. Do try it!

  • July 12, 2011 Elyse

    Oh my goodness! The chicken looks oh so yummy. I will, for sure, try it this week! Love new and easy recipes!
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      It was pretty good, let me know how you go when you try it!

  • July 12, 2011 Stay At Home Babe

    Holy crap that looks good. I love fresh salsas and sides like that. Yum! It’s about 30 min-an hour before supper time here and I want to EAT MY MONITOR!!!

    • July 12, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! I admit, I loved the salsa more than the chicken. So much so, I’ve been tossing other things in to eat by itself as a salad. Today, I added spinach and took out the onions. I’m going to add walnuts and/ or cucumber for crunch. Also? Delish with hard boiled egg white!

  • July 13, 2011 Stasha

    early in the morning and you made me crave lunch. Thanks Alison!
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 Elena

    I am so excited about that salsa. I was just saying that I wanted to find a salsa to go with the scallops I make. Done!
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      Oh do tell me how it turns out!

  • July 13, 2011 FranceRants

    ok that looks YUM!

    especially the peach in the salsa. i’ve done mango, but never peach!!
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      It should be delicious! I used pineapple as my husband prefers it. But I imagine the peaches would have been heavenly.

  • July 13, 2011 Alexandra

    Oh, we all just looked at this.

    It looks DELICIOUS.
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      It tastes just as good.

      My belly knows it.

  • July 13, 2011 Kimberly

    I slightly hate you for this. I’m STARVING!!!
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      But it’s perfect for the no carbs thing!! Protein, vege and fruit (okay maybe lay off the buttermilk).

  • July 13, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Yay! Another yummy recipe! You’re becoming quite a foodie!
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      Haha I would not call myself a foodie at all. I only make very easy recipes.

  • July 13, 2011 Tina

    YUM! I need to try this!
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      You so should! If and when you do, let me know how it went!

  • July 13, 2011 dweej

    Oh my…that avocado looks DELISH! Nom nom nom nom….
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      Oh yes, avocado. I love.

  • July 13, 2011 kim sisto robinson

    Mama,
    Yes, I DO want this. Can I have some NOW?!! xx
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    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! You may!

  • July 13, 2011 Lauren

    Haha i like the image of you sitting around all day shoving red velvet into your mouth 😛 nice look to your blog..I’ve been away too long!

    • July 13, 2011 Alison

      And perfectly understandable with TWO kids now! (I gotta catch up, wei)

      You HAVE seen me shoving red velvet cake into my mouth, just not in PJs 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 Natalie

    I haven’t eaten breakfast yet…so I could really go for this right now….breakfast of champions right?
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  • July 13, 2011 Alison

    I believe it CAN be eaten for breakfast, yes 🙂

  • July 15, 2011 Asianmommy

    Looks so yummy!
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    • July 15, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, it was!

  • July 18, 2011 Mandi

    Yuuuum! That sounds so delicious and I love the prep-ahead kind of meals! 😀

    Mandi
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    • July 18, 2011 Alison

      It was delish! And prep ahead meals are the way to go, for sure.

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