Indian-Spiced Chicken with Tomato Chutney

Randy Mayor
Chutney is a spicy fruit condiment that's widely used in Indian-style recipes. Here, the tomato chutney is served over chicken spiced with coriander, curry powder, and cumin. A serving of this dish provides about one-tenth of your daily potassium needs. Serve with broccoli and whole wheat pitas.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 2 1/2 tablespoons chutney)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 268
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 8.9 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 40.6 g
Carbohydrate 4.3 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 108 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 687 mg
Calcium 36 mg

Ingredients

Chutney:
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 teaspoon minced seeded serrano chile
1/4 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup coarsely chopped seeded tomato
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chicken:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray

Preparation

To prepare chutney, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and serrano; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ginger and garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add tomato, vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer 5 minutes or until mixture is thick. Set aside, and keep warm.

Prepare grill.

To prepare chicken, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add coriander, curry, cumin, and black pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Brush mixture evenly on both sides of chicken; sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Serve chutney over chicken.

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Maureen Callahan,

August 2006