Monday, June 27, 2016

Monterey Chicken & Roasted Corn/BlackBean Salsa

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Meal Plan Monday #29
A great summertime meal!

~ Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa ~ 

1 pound package frozen niblet corn thawed
3 Tblsp oil (canola or olive) 
1 Tblsp. salt
3/4 Tsp cumin powder
6 Tblsp fresh lime juice 
5 Tblsp oil
2 Tblsp cider vinegar
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 plum tomatoes chopped
2 jalapeno peppers chopped
1 red pepper chopped
2 tsp minced garlic (from a jar is fine)
2 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 large avocados chopped

~ Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss corn with 3 T. oil on baking sheet. Bake for 18- 22 minutes until golden brown stirring frequently.
~ Combine salt, cumin, lime juice, oil and vinegar. Shake well in a jar. 
~ In a large bowl, combine rest of chopped ingredients. Add beans and 
corn. Add avocado, and dressing last and toss gently.
~ Refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Serve same day you make it. 
~ Serves 16 easily!

Salsa is great for a crowd, cookout, etc. 
I halved the recipe when I made it and only added avocado & cilantro to each half of the recipe when serving for. Just the two of us. 
Monterey  Chicken Breasts
4 large B/S chicken breasts
1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I used KC Masterpiece Original)
1/2 small red onion, sliced or julienned
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 can Rotel tomatoes, undrained (I used Original)
1 cup shredded triple cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped green onions
Rinse, pat dry chicken breasts & place in glass baking dish. Spread BBQ sauce over top of each piece. Top with onion, cumin & chili powder. Pour tomatoes over the top. Bake, uncovered in 350 oven for 45-50 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Top with shredded cheese & green onions. Cover with foil & let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Original recipe called for can of diced tomatoes & can of green chiles. No red onion, cumin or chili powder. Baking 45 minutes, and additional 15 minutes after adding cheese and green onions.


  1. The salsa is one of my favorites, often take it when asked to bring an appetizer for an occasion. The chicken dish sounds very tasty, always looking for a different chicken recipe. Thanks again for sharing Paula.


  2. It's funny, Carolyn, I love recipes with chicken breasts and Rick does not care for them! Except for chicken tenders that I batter & fry or in chicken salad. Fortunately, there are some like this one that I can adapt & make enough just for me...fixing something totally different for him! 😳