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Grilled Chicken with Salsa Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Salsa Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Reviews for Grilled Chicken with Salsa

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"My whole family loved this chicken, although I changed the salsa to fruit only with pineapple, mango, and strawberry."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Very flavorful grilled chicken. It makes a lot of salsa which is easy to use up with tortilla chips."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"My mom who is very much the meat-and-potatoes type is still, the next day, telling everyone how good it was, and my sister sat there at the table and finished off all the salsa. PS Mom is 97 and doesn't normally like what she refers to as fancy food."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"This really is a very good Dinner, be it for Family or Friends. Easy to fix, family/friends can easily 'pitch in' and help with the 'fix-ins.' Pot Luck Dinner? Ohhh Sooo Yes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"This recipe was a huge hit!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"If my family doesn't care for pineapple what could be used in its place for the salsa? This sounds really good and I would like to try it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2009

"Add a tiny pinch of salt to any home made salsa just before serving and you will never have a bland salsa again!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"I was disappointed. My salsa looked and smelled wonderful, but was bland. I followed the recipe, exactly."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2008

"This was good!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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