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Chicken with Mango Salsa Recipe

Chicken with Mango Salsa Recipe

In Hanover, Ontario, Denise Elder blends tangy tropical flavors for the fresh and sassy salsa that tops her tender chicken entree. You can grill the chicken, if you like.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

  • 1. For salsa, in a small bowl, combine the mango, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, onion, celery, lime juice and peel. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • 2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Serve with salsa. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup salsa equals 285 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.