Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken – Two Ways

3 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments

This is an awesome, simple summer dish!

Honestly, I can’t believe how tasty it was. Reminds me of something you’d get on vacation and then wonder why you couldn’t make fun stuff like it at home. Well apparently you can! All you need is some watermelon and jicama!

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken - Two WaysAnd in case you missed it, even the 6 year old likes Jicama! ;)

Here’s what I did. Seriously.. SO easy!

  • 1 cup jicama cut in small cubes (150g)
  • 1 cup watermelon cut in small cubes (150g)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 5 mint leaves chopped
  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dried cumin for sprinkling

Mix the jicama, watermelon, lime juice, and mint leaves with a pinch of salt. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least a half hour.

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken - Two Ways - the salsa

Cut your chicken breasts in half and pound a little thinner to make 4 servings. The breasts I had were so large I ended up with 4 pieces, each about 3-4 oz. Perfect for a serving!

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin. Grill over a medium flame for about 5-6 minutes a side or pan fry with some non-stick spray if you don’t have a grill.

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken - Two Ways - the chicken

Serve each half of breast with 1/4 of the salsa on top.

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken - Two Ways - dinner

We had a great family dinner…

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken - Two Ways 0 the kids

…but I was the only one who really appreciated the salsa. Both husband and child raved about the BBQ chicken legs that I made as a backup. ;)

The next day I took a piece of the chicken and made two quick tacos. Simply cut it in strips, add it to your favorite tortilla shell, and top with the salsa.

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken - Two Ways - tacos

They were divine!

I’ll be polishing them off for lunch today. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 piece of the chicken with 1/2 cup salsa
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
145 1g 2g old: 3 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 0g 7g 25g

See other recipes using: chicken, jicama, watermelon


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    Valerie

    August 15, 2011

    My students taught me how to make a great salad with watermelon and jicama... It is amaing.... watermelon jicama cantaloupe cucumbers jalepenos mint or cilantro lime juice Delicious! Reply