Pan-Grilled Chicken with Fresh Plum Salsa

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Sweet & spicy Pan-Grilled Chicken with Fresh Plum Salsa starts with fast-cooking chicken cutlets, giving you a leg up on dinner--it's ready in 26 minutes.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Total: 26 Minutes


  • 1 cup chopped ripe plums (about 2 plums)
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 (4-oz.) chicken breast cutlets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. 1. Stir together plums, next 4 ingredients, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium bowl.
  2. 2. Stir together brown sugar, cumin, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Rub chicken with brown sugar mixture.
  3. 3. Cook chicken in hot oil in a grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with plum mixture.
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