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Grilled Chicken with Fruit Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Fruit Salsa
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
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6 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1/2 cup salsa)

Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, fresh ginger, lemon pepper, and garlic to make a kickin' marinade for grilled chicken. Fruit salsa adds sweetness and crunch to this tropical dish.

Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • Salsa:
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed pineapple
  • 3/4 cup cubed peeled kiwifruit (about 3 kiwifruit)
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped orange sections
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 257
  • caloriesfromfat 9 %
  • fat 2.6 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 40.9 g
  • carbohydrate 16.7 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 99 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 683 mg
  • calcium 49 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare chicken, combine the juice, soy sauce, ginger, lemon pepper, and garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal and shake to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning once.

  2. Prepare grill or broiler.

  3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

  4. To prepare salsa, combine pineapple and remaining ingredients, tossing gently. Serve with chicken.

Cook's Notes

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