Zesty Grilled Santa Fe Chicken + A Giveaway


Life has been a little bit hectic these past few days. We are moving {ugh} and things are getting boxed up and put away. We aren’t moving far, just a few miles down the road to a bigger house. But the extra space we are getting in this new house is going to be glorious.

Not to mention the hot tub… {oh yes.} Once it’s not 157 degrees outside, that will be nice!

I have a great GIVEAWAY for you today! {keep reading…}

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Congratulations to Kesha & Barbara…winners of two awesome gift packs from Bella Sun Luci! 

I love the flavors of this bold and zesty grilled chicken.

The chicken is marinated in lime juice and then grilled to perfection. To make it a complete dish, I smothered the tender chicken with black beans, Zesty Sun Dried Tomatoes, fresh chopped cilantro, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Then it’s baked till bubbly and fragrant.

Those Zesty Sun Dried Tomatoes are incredible on this chicken. They become softer after being baked and burst with flavor in every bite.

This one pan chicken dish comes together fast, with simple ingredients like lime, black beans, sun dried tomatoes with zesty peppers, cilantro, and cheddar cheese.

Toss the skillet into the oven for just 10 minutes and you will have one tasty meal!

Top with a slice of lime.


There are some serious flavors happening here folks.

By marinating the chicken in lime juice you get a hint of tartness. Combine that with the bold flavor of the Sun Dried Tomatoes with Zesty Peppers and it’s a party in your mouth.

Giveaway details after the recipe… 

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Zesty Grilled Santa Fe Chicken
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 limes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup black beans
  • ½ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes with Zesty Peppers
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Place the chicken in a zipclose bag and pour the juice of 2 of the limes into the bag. Let sit marinate in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn on grill to medium high.
  3. Remove the chicken from the lime juice (discard lime juice) and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Grill for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Remove from grill and place in an oven-safe skillet or dish.
  7. Top each chicken breast evenly with black beans, Sun Dried Tomatoes, cilantro, and then cheddar cheese.
  8. Place in oven for 10 minutes to melt cheese and warm ingredients.
  9. Serve with a lime wedge and enjoy!

If you haven’t tried out Bella Sun Luci’s line of Sun Dried Tomatoes, you really need to. You can find them in the produce section of your grocery store.

But how about winning a bunch of good stuff from them? Yeah, free stuff always tastes better.

Mooney Farms has graciously given me TWO sets of delicious products to give away to TWO lucky readers!

{Each set retails for over $40!}

Here’s how to enter: 

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**Leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing to grill (links welcome).

To earn extra entries:

(must leave an additional comment for each extra entry for it to count)

  1. Follow my RSS feed
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  8. Tweet about this giveaway by saying:

Don’t enter this #giveaway on @iwashyoudry to win @BellaSunLuci products, cause I want to win! http://wp.me/p2sYV2-Ye

This giveaway will close on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST. Contest only open to US residents. The winners will be chosen using a random number generator and will be announced in this post on June 27th and contacted via email (please make sure your email is current and correct). The winners will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

disclaimer: Mooney Farms graciously provided me with their products, but in no way required me to write this post or review. As always, all opinions are my own.


  1. My Favorite Thing to Grill is Marinated Veggies of all Kinds! Second Fav. – CHICKEN!!! =)
    Happy Moving!!

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  6. And my favorite thing to grill would be any sort of marinate chicken and asparagus.

  7. Love grilling fish!

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  13. My favorite thing to cook on the grill is homemade pizza with soft-shell tortillas with fresh tomatoes, cheese and whatever else you like on your pizza- the sky is the limit! I follow you on Facebook.

  14. I love to grill a surf and turf meal. Steak and shrimp you can never go wrong…YUM

  15. I shared the giveaway on Facebook – I really wanted to share the recipe with everyone- it looks excellent!

  16. Good luck with your move!! This dish sounds perfect for a summer night :)

  17. Wow, Shawn, this is so my kind of meal. Love these flavors!

  18. Kelda Toliver says:

    I love chicken just with Cajun spice

  19. My new favorite thing to grill is romaine. It ends up tasting smoky yet still crisp and cool!

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  28. Patricia Crowley says:

    My favorite thing to grill is BBQ chicken!

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  30. I so wish I could have this for lunch! Now!

  31. Tweeting it now! :-)

  32. Marisol says:

    Corn on the grill! Yummy.

  33. My fav thing to grill is veggies…..or pinnapple!!

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  38. spacemonkey1138 says:

    Just regular hamburgers, because that’s the only way I like to cook them.

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  50. This dish has it all!!! I can not wait to try it! I love the addition of the zesty peppers.

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  52. Angie B says:

    I recently made grilled pizza. Fun!

  53. Oh my goodness…I LOVE this! One of my favorite things to grill is steak…naturally! 😉

  54. WOW!! That’s my kinda meal. Looks delicious!
    My favorite thing to grill is pizza. Growing up we made it that way by default because our electricity went out – now we can’t eat it any other way!

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  59. This looks awesome!! Unfortunately we don’t get this product in Canada :( You have so much more variety in the States….I think I need to come down just to do grocery shopping :)

  60. I follow you on Pinterest and I love to grill chicken. Can’t wait to try your Santa Fe chicken recipe!

  61. Favorite thing to grill: Veggie kebabs!

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  74. I also shared your link on my Facebook wall too! Thanks so much as these look delicious!

  75. My favorite things to grill are kabobs!

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  79. Georgiana says:

    Grilled chicken breasts and grilled corn on the cob!

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  88. This may be my next favorite thing to grill! But right now I’m loving grilling fish for my fish tacos!

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  91. Rachel J says:

    The recipe looks amazing! I will be trying very soon!

  92. That’s some awesome looking chicken! I love the new site look too…
    Great post!

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