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Caribbean-Style Chicken with Tropical Salsa

Caribbean-Style Chicken with Tropical Salsa

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.

Health JULY 2001

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


  • 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)


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 157
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 26.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.4g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 64mg
  • Calcium: 23mg

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