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


  • 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)
  • 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 each: 185 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  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

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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jennischaaf User ID: 1900350 230710
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 229621
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

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

niksters1717 User ID: 7678476 166629
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014


Mrs_T User ID: 941931 106076
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."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 96422
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

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

~ Theresa"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 171303
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

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

gallopinggramma User ID: 302884 154493
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."

thomsmom User ID: 2041371 168324
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."

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 152460
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."

Deevey User ID: 3069946 152295
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"This recipe was a huge hit!!!"

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