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Spiced Chicken with Grilled Peach Salsa

Photo: Jason Varney; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast and 1/2 cup salsa)

The purple scallions at Headhouse Market have a mild, sweet taste and a beautiful deep color. Substitute green onions if you can't find their purple cousin.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
  • 4 teaspoons honey, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 peaches, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large purple scallions or spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 299
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 36 g
  • carbohydrate 22 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 94 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 446 mg
  • calcium 49 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 3 ingredients in a small skillet over medium heat; toast, shaking the pan occasionally, for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat; coarsely grind spices using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.

  2. Combine 2 teaspoons spice mixture, lime rind, 2 tablespoons juice, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken; toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes.

  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 12 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155°, turning once. Transfer chicken to a plate; let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice each chicken breast across the grain.

  4. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add peaches; grill 3 minutes, turning once to mark the cut sides. Transfer peaches to a cutting board; coarsely chop. Transfer peaches and their juices to a large bowl. Add remaining 1 teaspoon spice mixture, remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 2 teaspoons honey, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, cilantro, olive oil, and scallions. Serve chicken with salsa and lime wedges, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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