Happy Cinco de Mayo! I actually am not a big celebrant, but in honor of those who want to gorge themselves on Mexican food, I am posting this south of the border inspired meal. I am hesitant to even post this for you, as it's not a recipe at all- it's just something Drew and I made one night that sounded like a good idea, and we were so right. Sometimes the best meals are the simplest.
This meal came about because I wasn't feeling well and didn't really want to cook, but we had to eat. Drew loves grilling, so we thawed some chicken breasts out, cut some vegetables, and sliced some avocado, topped it all with salsa, and we came out with a satisfying, eye rolling meal experience. We ate it with a fork and knife, but you could easily pre-slice the chicken, mix it with rice and beans, and have fajitas, tacos, etc. If you don't like avocado or salsa, this would still make a great grilled meal without the Mexican flavors.
Grilled Chicken With Pepper and Onion
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2-3 bell peppers of any color, cored and cut in quarters lengthwise
1 large or 2 medium onions, cut in half lengthwise and layers separated (you can keep 2-3 layers together)
1 avocado, sliced
Oil, such as olive or canola
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Prepare your grill for direct grilling. Take your chicken out around 10 minutes before you plan to start grilling, and season both sides with salt and pepper. Lightly coat your vegetables in oil, salt and pepper.
Place the chicken on the grill first, and grill about 4-5 minutes on each side, flipping once. If you want to test for doneness, for the love of deliciousness, please only test one piece!
Place the chicken on a plate and loosely cover with foil to let rest about 10 minutes. In the meantime, grill your vegetables until they are soft and charred to your liking. Remove from the grill and either slice into strips or leave whole. Serve with chicken, avocado slices, and salsa. We actually arranged ours differently, so how you serve is up to you! I placed the chicken on the bottom and topped it with vegetables, avocado, and salsa. Drew placed his chicken and vegetables separately and placed the avocado and salsa on top of the chicken only.