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Grilled Chicken With Spicy Cherry Sauce

Photo: Ray Kachatorian; Styling: Jennifer Flanagan
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1/4 cup cherry sauce)
Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 18 minutes. You can make the cherry sauce with either fresh or frozen berries.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cherry preserves
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 189
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 100 mg
  • calcium 20 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare the grill. Then lightly spray the grill rack with cooking spray.

  2. Lightly crush cherries in a small saucepan. Add the wine or water and next 6 ingredients (through preserves). Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

  3. Grill the chicken, covered, for 4 minutes on each side or until it is cooked through. Serve chicken topped with cherry sauce.