of chiles - jalapeños and canned chipotles - contribute different styles of
heat (fresh and grassy and intensely smoky, respectively) to a mayonnaise
coating for grilled chicken. If you have leftover chicken and salsa, combine it
with the reserved chipotle-mayo mixture for a Mexican take on chicken salad.
1 7-oz. can
chipotles in adobo sauce
onion, coarsely chopped
chopped fresh cilantro
jalapeño, seeded and chopped (reserve the rest for the salsa)
fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes)
mayonnaise; more as needed
skinless chicken breast halves
1 lime, cut
ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
ears corn, husked
can black beans, rinsed and drained
scallions, thinly sliced
jalapeño, seeded and minced
chopped fresh cilantro, plus a few whole fresh leaves for garnish
fresh lime juice
finely grated lime zest
and freshly ground black pepper
Put half of
the chipotles and adobo sauce in a blender.
rest for another use.)
onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and a pinch of salt, and purée.
a large bowl, and whisk in the mayonnaise, adding more mayonnaise if too hot.
cup of the mixture for serving.
chicken to the remaining mixture, toss to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 2 to
medium-high (400°F to 475°F) gas or charcoal grill fire.
tomatoes in a strainer and let the excess liquid drain.
brush the corn with the oil and grill, turning occasionally, until the kernels
are charred in places and crisp-tender,
about 8 minutes.
Let cool briefly,
and then cut the kernels from the cob.
the corn to a medium bowl, and gently toss with the tomatoes, beans, scallions,
jalapeño, cilantro, lime zest and juice, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
salsa with the cilantro leaves.
chicken and serve
chicken from the mayonnaise mixture, leaving a light coating on it.
chicken without moving it until grill marks form, 4 to 6 minutes.
grill until just cooked through (160°F), another 4 to 6 minutes.
a cutting board, and let rest for a few minutes.
slice the chicken and serve with the salsa, reserved chipotle mayonnaise, and
information (per serving): Calories (kcal): 390, Fat Calories (kcal): 170, Fat
(g): 19, Saturated Fat (g): 3.5, Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 9, Monounsaturated
Fat (g): 6, Cholesterol (mg): 80, Sodium (mg): 430, Carbohydrates (g): 23,
Fiber (g): 5, Sugar (g): 7, Protein (g): 32