Spiced Chicken with Melon Salsa
Both sweet and spicy, this summery entree from Roxanne Chan of Albany, California can be grilled or broiled. “It’s nutritious and delicious, “ says Roxanne. “To speed up preparation, I buy a container of mixed melon pieces at the supermarket.”
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
- 1/3 cup each diced cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon
- 2 tablespoons diced celery
- 1 green onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
- 2 teaspoons chopped crystallized ginger
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, ginger, nutmeg and pepper flakes; rub over chicken.
- Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 6 in. from the heat for 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 225 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit.
Originally published as Spice Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Minted Melon Relish in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007