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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Grilled Chicken with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

Top grilled chicken breast halves with a sweet-and-spicy tropical salsa of fresh pineapple, mango, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro.  Serve over rice for an easy one-dish meal. 

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2008

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

Ingredients

  • Salsa:
  • 2/3 cup diced peeled ripe mango (1 medium)
  • 2/3 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Chicken:
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

1. To prepare salsa, combine first 8 ingredients. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.

2. To prepare chicken, place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Combine pineapple juice and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

3. Prepare grill.

4. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until done.

5. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes). Drizzle over chicken. Serve salsa with chicken.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 222
  • Calories from fat: 14%
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 26.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.1g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 537mg
  • Calcium: 27mg
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