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Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
This tropical-tasting melon relish is sweet and very flavorful. It tastes so good with the tender chicken breasts and is perfect for summer. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 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 zest


  1. 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, 6-8 minutes on each side, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the relish ingredients. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup relish: 260 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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