Grilled Chicken with Salsa Recipe
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Grilled Chicken with Salsa Recipe

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I know summer has arrived when I make this grilled chicken dish with all its fresh ingredients. The colorful salsa is bursting with zesty flavor. —Julie Simpson, North Aurora, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • TOMATO-PINEAPPLE SALSA:
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup salsa equals 185 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine salsa ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings (3 cups salsa).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Grilled Chicken with Salsa in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup salsa equals 185 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Actually, I didn't even make the salsa, but it does look very good. The fresh pineapple makes it very appealing. But the chicken recipe -- that marinade is simply wonderful. I love that it uses ingredients I keep on hand and contains very little oil. This will be my go-to marinade from here on out. It added terrific flavor to the chicken."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"Delicious! We omitted the cilantro & jalapeno since we don't care for either. Very fresh & tasty.~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

"Simple, great tasting grilled chicken recipe. Will look at cutting the salsa by 1/2 next time. Had plenty leftover."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"My family loved it. I'm making it again tomorrow for my "significant other". This could very well be a "well used" recipe."

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