Grilled Chicken, Sweet Corn, Mixed Peppers Salsa served easier with an Organized Tailgate Box

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 Are you ready for some Tailgating? The fall sports season is about to begin. Folks all over the country are readying their grills, cleaning out the coolers, freezing the ice packs, and getting supplies and travel containers ready to go for the season ahead. The Team Family Tailgate, in particular is one that provides a post-game celebratory meal for the athletes, their families, and friends after each game and that’s a whole lot of feeding to be done over the next twelve weeks.

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The coordination of a successful Team Family Tailgate operates much like the sports team, the parents of the athletes need to communicate and work in sync together to create a winning event. Each parent on the team is important to its success. Critical to the leadership is the volunteer leader who oversees the Tailgate Box. Week in and week out the leader of the Tailgate Box, sees to the consistent supplies needed for the event, and then, at the end of that week’s event, takes home all of the supplies, tablecloths, serving utensils, equipment, cleans them and sees that the box is fully re-stocked for the following weeks game. The coordination of a well stocked and organized Tailgate Box insures a smooth running event for Team Family Tailgates or any ongoing community program regularly gathering for outdoor meals or BBQ’s. Being the Tailgate Box Leader is kind of like being a Midfielder, everything needs to run through them, yet they do not have their own designated category for Player of the Week. Moreover, no Team Family Tailgate can operate effectively and create a championship event without their leadership and commitment.

This weekend is the team’s first exhibition match and an opportunity to welcome all of the new team recruits and their families. It also marks the season’s First Team Family Tailgate with all of those that will share many friendships and post celebratory seasons ahead. As part of this great tradition, the new parents will all become acquainted with the Tailgate Box. The Box, a large piece of plastic really, but it represents more than just a list of items, it is a big part of how the parents of the athletes will function together as a unit, a team organizing and providing meals to many attendees in the season ahead.


Now for my game day specialty this week, Grilled Chicken with Sweet Corn and Mixed Pepper Salsa. Because the Tailgate Box is in order, all of the team parents are able to focus full attention on the preparation and display among dishes provided. When your game is over and celebrating through, one final Tailgate tip for the week: Be sure to Thank Your Team Family Tailgate Box Leader, they are whom it all runs through. Go Team!!!

Grilled Chicken, Sweet Corn, Mixed Peppers Salsa
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 4 chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise, yielding 8 slices
Sweet Corn and Mixed Pepper Salsa
  1. 2 ears of fresh sweet corn, kernels cut off of cob
  2. 2 red peppers, seeded and chopped into small even size pieces
  3. 2 green peppers, seeded and chopped into small even size pieces
  4. 2 yellow peppers, seeded and chopped into small even size pieces
  5. 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  6. 2 small red onions, skinned and chopped into small even size pieces
  7. 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  8. 1/8 cup red vinegar
  9. 1/4 cup olive oil, or more to taste
  10. 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  11. 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
For the Chicken
  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Oil grill grates and heat grill to hot temperature. Grill breasts for three minutes on one side then turn over and cook another three minutes or until breasts are done and liquid inside chicken just runs clear.
For the Salsa
  1. Into a large mixing bowl toss together the corn, red, green, and yellow peppers, jalapenos, and red onions. Pour in vinegar and olive oil, stir. Sprinkle on salt and pepper, adjust seasoning to taste then lightly fold in fresh chopped cilantro. Spoon salsa on top of each grilled breast with extra salsa on the side.
  1. Recipe scaled for 4 servings.
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  1. Karen Gallagher
    Posted August 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I recently made the chicken and Salsa Dish and it was delicious.
    I think this blog is awesome!
    So much of what is suggested get many compliments from family and friends.
    So happy this blog site exists!
    Thank you!!!!!

    • Peggy Gilbey McMackin
      Posted August 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Thank You for your comment Karen. I’m very happy you enjoyed the Grilled Chicken with Sweet Corn and Mixed Peppers Salsa. The flavor and bright colors make this dish a real crowd pleaser. Thank you for your readership and support of Spiced Peach Blog and I’m so happy you are enjoying it, and participating in the conversation.

    • Posted July 10, 2015 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      Thank you ever so much Karen. I love this chicken and salsa dish too, so colorful combined with being so tasty and in bringing out some of the fresh flavors at summers end. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Posted August 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Simply wanna comment that you have a very decent web site , I enjoy the design and style it really stands out.

    • Peggy Gilbey McMackin
      Posted August 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

      Thank you very much for your comment Wyroby, your readership is much appreciated. Thank you for participating in the conversation.

  3. Dawn Rothenhoefer
    Posted August 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Peggy, the chicken with corn and pepper salsa was delicious!!! Rusty is really the one who gets credit for the tailgate box! We thoroughly enjoy our role in providing a great meal for the team tailgate!

    • Peggy Gilbey McMackin
      Posted August 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for your comment Dawn and I’m happy you enjoyed the chicken with the salsa. A big THANKS to Rusty for his leadership with the Tailgate Box!

  4. Peggy Gilbey McMackin
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for your comment James and I am happy that you are enjoying the Posts on Spiced Peach Blog. I appreciate you taking the time to write and hope that you will continue to be a part of the conversation.

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