Grilled Chicken With Spicy Cherry Sauce

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 18 minutes. You can make the cherry sauce with either fresh or frozen berries.

Health JUNE 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1/4 cup cherry sauce)


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 189
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Calcium: 20mg

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