Caribbean-Style Chicken with Tropical Salsa

recipe
Look for Jamaican jerk seasoning in your supermarket's spice aisle. If it's not available, you can make your own: Combine 1 teaspoon paprika,1/2 teaspoon dried thyme,1/2 teaspoon sugar,1/2 teaspoon salt,1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes,and 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1/4 cup salsa, and 1 lime wedge)

Nutritional Information

Calories 157
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 3.1 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 26.7 g
Carbohydrate 4.4 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 64 mg
Calcium 23 mg

Ingredients

Salsa:
1 cup diced peeled papaya
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Chicken:
4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (such as Spice Islands), divided
Cooking spray
4 lime wedges
Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Prepare grill.

To prepare salsa, combine the 4 ingredients in a bowl.

To prepare chicken, sprinkle breast halves evenly with Jamaican jerk seasoning. Coat each half with cooking spray. Place on grill rack; grill 4 1/2 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Cut each breast into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve with salsa and a lime wedge; garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Note:

July 2001
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