Broiled Chicken Thighs With Pineapple-Cucumber Salad

Jun 20, 2012 by

Have you ever had a pineapple-cucumber salad? I haven’t. I saw the photo on the cover of May 2012 issue of Everyday Food. I had to try it. So I did! Such a refreshing recipe! I was certainly glad to try it. Double points for me because my son ate it all ~ and asked for more! He has excellent taste buds although they are still maturing. The original recipe called for cilantro. I’m so not a fan. I used parsley from my little herb planter that sat by the bay window in the kitchen. It felt very rewarding to use it! Now that its gone (RIP indoor herbs) I’ll have to try again. But I won’t stop until I have my own flourishing indoor herb collection.

This bright zesty salad is so easy and would be perfect for a summer barbecue or a quick side dish. The chicken was fast and flavourful – I should try it on the grill next time!

Broiled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber Pineapple Salad

 

 

Broiled Chicken Thighs With Pineapple-Cucumber Salad
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Lyn, adapted from recipe at everyday food
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4
A light and easy dinner
Ingredients
  • 8 Chicken Thighs, Bone in, Skin on
  • zest and juice from 2 limes
  • 2 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 Cups diced pineapple
  • 1 English Cucumber, diced (1/4 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley
  • Kosher Salt & Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. Place oven rack about 4 inches from the top
  2. Heat broiler (I set mine to high)
  3. In a small bowl, combine lime zest, chilli powder and salt
  4. Season the chicken with the zesty rub
  5. On a rimmed baking tray, place chicken skin side down
  6. Broil for 5 minutes
  7. Flip so that the skin side is up, broil for 10 minutes more until the chicken is cooked through
  8. In a medium bowl, combine lime juice, pineapple, cucumber and parsley
  9. Serve the chicken with the salad
Notes

Original Recipe from Everyday Food http://www.marthastewart.com/900179/chicken-pineapple-cucumber-salad

 

This is the easiest rub you could ever do. Such a terrific idea for a last-minute meal.

 

Lime Zest, Chilli Powder and Salt Rub

 

This is the first time I’m pairing cucumbers with fruit. The lime juice gave it a nice zesty kick and everything together felt so very refreshing.

 

Cucumber, Pineapple and Parsley Salad

 

A fast summer meal! Keep this recipe in mind if you’d rather be spending time soaking up the sun, than labouring in the kitchen.

 

Broiled Chicken Thighs & Cucumber Pineapple Salad with Parsley

 

Happy Wednesday!

~Lyn

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10 Comments

  1. What a bright and colorful salad! Perfectly refreshing for summer too.

  2. Love the salad! Perfect for summer picnics!

  3. Sonia

    The salad is great. I tried it with cilantro instead of parsley.

  4. I never had this kind of salad but it looks so fresh and delicious! Wonderful combo paring it with chicken! Beautiful clicks!

  5. I may not be able to eat the chicken but place dibs on that fantastic refreshing salad 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. I’ve never tried a pineapple and cucumber salad but is surely is time I change that! This looks incredible! :)

  7. That looks very refreshing. Forgive my ignorance, but I need some guidance on “broiling” :)

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