May 15
2012

Grilling Recipe Link-Up & Grilled Chicken Recipe with Jicama & Orange Salsa

Grilled Chicken Recipe with Jicama & Orange Sal

“Grillin’ Bold this Memorial Day? Bush’s has the beans for it. Come join the cookout with Cookin’ Canuck and Hoosier Homemade sponsored by Bush’s Grillin’ Beans.”

I think there might be something seriously wrong with me. You see, I have a thing for propane. Not just any old propane, mind you. It’s the smell when I first crank open the tank on my barbecue (see How to: Turn on a Gas Grill) at the kick-off to the grilling season. Actually, I really prefer the scent of smoldering charcoals, but seeing as I am a charcoal virgin, I’ll be sticking close to my gas grill. Now, ‘fess up – I know that some of you feel the same way and are itching to throw open the lid of your grill and toss on a well-marinated piece of chicken or a spice-rubbed steak.

It’s time for a grilling party and this is where all of you. Come on, I know you’re grilling enthusiasts at heart. Read on.

To kick off the grilling season, I am hosting a grilling link-up party, along with Liz of Hoosier Homemade and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans. With Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to share your favorite grilling recipes and to gather together a list of new recipes to try over the summer. Scroll down to read the details.

In this recipe, chicken breasts are marinated in a mixture of fresh orange and lime juice, and smoked paprika. The earthiness of the marinated and grilled chicken is lightened up by the bright and crunchy jicama and orange salsa.

I chose to pair the chicken with Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Black Bean Fiesta. The black beans are simmered in a sauce of chipotle peppers, which echoes the smokiness of the smoked paprika, and are studded with the summertime flavors of corn and red peppers.

Now it’s time to fire up that barbecue and set your imagination to work.

The recipe:

The chicken:
In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, smoked paprika, garlic cloves, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Grilled Chicken Recipe with Jicama & Orange Salsa

Add the chicken and turn to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours.

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat and brush the grill with canola oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place the chicken on the grill. Discard the marinade.

Grill until chicken is cooked through, but still moist, about 5 minutes per side. Let rest for a few minutes. Slice before serving, if desired.

The salsa:
In a medium bowl, gently stir together the jicama, orange pieces, orange juice, red jalapeno pepper and cilantro.

Grilled Chicken Recipe with Jicama & Orange Sal

Serve the chicken topped with the salsa.

Grilled Chicken Recipe with Jicama & Orange Sal

The link-up and giveaway:

Create a new recipe or share an old post – an original steak, chicken or chops recipe.

Whether you link-up a new or old post, your post must include:
1) a mention of the Bush’s Grillin’ Beans that you think would best complement your dish. See the options here.
2) this phrase somewhere in your post, ““Grillin’ Bold this Memorial Day? Bush’s has the beans for it. Come join the cookout with Cookin’ Canuck and Hoosier Homemade sponsored by Bush’s Grillin’ Beans”, with the proper links.

Last, but not least, link up your post anytime between now and Monday, May 21st at 11:59pm EST and leave me a comment to let me know you did so. You can either do that here on Cookin’ Canuck or on Hoosier Homemade. Your link will show up on both sites.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to link up your post.

Additional entry (not required):
You can earn an additional entry by tweeting about the link-up and tagging Bush’s (@BushsBeans) and the hostesses (@cookincanuck and @HoosierHomemade). Here’s an example:

Link up your grilling recipe & join in the party w/ @BushsBeans, @HoosierHomemade & @cookincanuck. Great prizes! http://bit.ly/JAUzyy

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Two participants will be picked at random to receive a Grillin’ Beans prize pack (approximate value $200 USD per prize pack) including an Emile Henry Dutch Oven, Sur La Table Cast Iron Skillet, Sur La Table Grill Wok and coupons for free cans of Bush’s Grillin’ Beans. You must link up a grilling recipe and include the information listed above in your post to be eligible.

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18 years of age or older and will be open until Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Grilled Chicken Recipe with Jicama & Orange Salsa

Yield: Serves 4

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

    The chicken:
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 navel oranges)
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • The salsa:
  • 1/2 medium jicama, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 2 large navel oranges, segmented & segments cut in half
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
  • 1 red jalapeno pepper, seeded & membranes removed, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro

Instructions

    The chicken:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, smoked paprika, garlic cloves, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  2. Add the chicken and turn to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat and brush the grill with canola oil.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place the chicken on the grill. Discard the marinade.
  5. Grill until chicken is cooked through, but still moist, about 5 minutes per side. Let rest for a few minutes. Slice before serving, if desired.
  6. The salsa:
  7. In a medium bowl, gently stir together the jicama, orange pieces, orange juice, red jalapeno pepper and cilantro.
  8. Serve the chicken topped with the salsa.



Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bush's Beans. Additionally, they provided me with product and supplied the items for the giveaway.

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn May 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

I love the idea of the lime and smoked paprika. What a great flavor combination. The jicama salsa is a great addition. And my recipe uses chicken and the Black Fiesta Grillin’ Beans. I guess we were both in the mood for chicken and black beans. :-)

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2 Kare May 15, 2012 at 7:25 am

Okay, that marinade looks wonderful but the jicama salsa is really what has me drooling! A salsa made with jicama is brilliant. Yum.

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3 Denise @ Creative Kitchen May 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’ve been using a lot of citrus in my kitchen lately, and love the idea of this marinade. You’re getting me in the grilling mood!! And I’ve been dying to spring clean my patio…..so this might be the last kick in the pants I need. :)

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4 Stephanie May 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

Can’t wait for summer and the grilling season!

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5 Jennifer May 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

I don’t know why I don’t use jicama more often. I think there aren’t a lot of recipes that I’ve found that use it, but this looks like a great one! Who knew Bush’s had so many baked bean options?

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6 Amy May 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

Love this flavor combo! And jicama salsa … yum!

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7 kelley May 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

That salsa looks amazing, Dara! I love jicama and don’t eat it near enough. I’m sure the crunchy texture is great with the sweet orange segments. This is the perfect meal for toasting the oncoming summer grilling season!

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8 katie May 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I linked up my favorite grilled chicken fajita kabobs! I think the Black Bean Fiesta would go great with that meal!

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9 katie May 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm
10 Brian May 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I think I could eat that jicama every day for the rest of my life. So so so fabulous!

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11 Chris May 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Excellent post and fantastic presentation of the chicken. I linked up.

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12 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen May 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I am lovin’ this chicken and salsa. The combination of oranges and jicama is so fresh and light and super creative! I’m sharing my Grilled Steak Marinade. I love the Bush’s Steakhouse Recipe to serve along side bbq steak!

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13 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen May 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I tweeted the giveaway :)

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14 TJ May 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Tweeted the giveaway

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15 Katrin May 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Love this.
I linked up a recipe but not to win because, well, I dont fall into the 50 state category WAAAAA.
I love jicama! Heres a salad I make all the time http://runningwiththedevil-eggsthatis.blogspot.ca/2011/05/mexican-inspired-salad.html

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16 Lora @cakeduchess May 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Love your jicama salsa:)Grilling season is here almost and I love all the links you have so far…delicious!!

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17 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories May 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm

What a great giveaway…I’m all linked up! I really like that your salsa include jicama…I’ve never used that in a recipe, but this sounds like the perfect one to try. Beautiful photos too.

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18 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories May 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm
19 Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 1:59 am

I’m sharing my Rib Eye Steak w/ Pasta Salad & Sweet Mesquite Bean recipe here. :) What a fun grilling party! :)

amy [at] utry [dot] it

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20 Amy Tong May 16, 2012 at 2:00 am

tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/202669615296413696

amy [at] utry [dot] it

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21 Liz May 16, 2012 at 2:58 am

This looks like a perfect Memorial Day or any summer day, meal! DELISH!

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22 Maria May 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

I am so excited for grilling season!

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23 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective May 16, 2012 at 7:12 am

I added my Firecracker Pork Chops with Pineapple Kiwi Salsa!

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24 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective May 16, 2012 at 7:12 am

I also tweeted! :)

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25 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 16, 2012 at 8:28 am

Your chicken is calling to me! I think I need to grill some up asap.

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26 Delishhh May 16, 2012 at 9:38 am

Awesome recipe – i am so excited for summer and grilling season. I linked up.

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27 Delishhh May 16, 2012 at 9:38 am

Tweeted too!

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28 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

Love the sound of that salsa, and with beans I bet this was one delicious, flavorful meal! Great recipes, Dara! Thanks for sharing.

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29 Deborah May 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Everything about this sounds so good! I’m horrible with cooking on the grill – sounds like I need a lesson from you! :) I really do want to work on my grilling skills this summer, and this recipe would be a great one to try.

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30 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious May 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I love Bush’s beans, they’re good and smokey and remind me of my beans back home. Great idea for grilling, I’ll need to check my recipe index :)

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31 Jamie | My Baking Addiction May 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I love jicama, but don’t use it nearly enough – definitely going to pick one up the next time I’m at the market! Lovely recipe, Dara! Bring on grilling season!

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32 Carolyn May 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Can’t really eat the beans but would eat that chicken and jicama in a heartbeat. Love jicima!

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33 Frieda May 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Love grilled chicken and your recipe is no exception! Tweeted your post!
https://twitter.com/friedaluvsbread/statuses/202930188080779264

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34 Jeanette May 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Dara, you and I are on the same page when it comes to food. This is absolutely something I know my kids would love!

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35 Meg May 16, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I have always wanted to try jicayma.. thanks for the recipe!

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36 Nicolette May 17, 2012 at 12:39 am

A fabulous summer dish would be a grilled Chicken Satay Banh Mi sandwich served up with a nice side of Bush’s Bourbon and Brown Sugar beans!!!

Here’s the yummy link for the sandwich!

http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/2010/07/cooking-for-others-bahn-mi-boat-ride.html

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37 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

sounds amazing Dara and looks it too! Hope to see you in Park City in 2 months!

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38 Wenderly May 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

Dara, thank you so much for hosting the giveaway! And what a delightful hostess you are! This chicken recipe looks divine and is most definitely going into my *my try* recipe pile! Happy Grilling!

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39 Tickled Red May 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

Hahaha…propane luv. The visions I now have of you grillin’. Love this recipe!

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40 Sandy May 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

What a fun grillin’ party! There are some great recipes here. I’m a “charcoal girl,” myself. It’s a good thing I like the “fragrance” because I wear it all night long. :)

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41 Sandy May 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

I sent a tweet out with your invitation to join the linky par-tay!
https://twitter.com/#!/southwestgirl/status/203882958753513472

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42 Patti May 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Hi Dara! I’ve just updated my post for the Grillin Link Up! Those Black Bean Fiesta Beans goes perfect with my burritos!

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43 love cooking May 28, 2012 at 7:52 am

This looks so nice. I love grill meats. The salsa is special, rarely see jicama use in any recipe, I like this. Probably adds some honey in salsa will be nice too. I like it a bit sweet more than sour. :)

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