Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish Recipe

Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish Recipe
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Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/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 thermometer reads 170°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the relish ingredients. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p58

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 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.

  • 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
  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 for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the relish ingredients. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p58

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