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Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish

 Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish
This tropical tasting melon relish recipe comes from Roxanne Chan of Albany, California. The topping is sweet and very flavorful, and goes well with the tender chicken breasts to finish this wonderful summery dish.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • RELISH:
  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, ginger, nutmeg and pepper. Rub
  • over both sides of chicken. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil
  • over medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 170°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the
  • relish ingredients. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup relish equals 260 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.