Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1/4 cup salsa)

Top grilled chicken breast halves with a sweet-and-spicy tropical salsa of fresh pineapple, mango, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro.  Serve over rice for an easy one-dish meal. 

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare salsa, combine first 8 ingredients. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.

Step 2

To prepare chicken, place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Combine pineapple juice and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Step 3

Prepare grill.

Step 4

Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 5

Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes). Drizzle over chicken. Serve salsa with chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

ShelleyG's Review

May 27, 2014
Chicken was very tasty..especially left over! Salsa was okay though next time I may skip it and just stick with marinaded chicken

Kidyahoo1's Review

May 24, 2014

emmaleighee's Review

April 06, 2013

jmcduffie06's Review

April 01, 2013

LFairhurst's Review

December 21, 2011
I have made this recipe many times, always to rave reviews. Buy thinner chicken breast cutlets, to eliminate the need to pound the chicken. Marinate it at least 2 hours. I usually skip the boiling the marinade step, and just serve the salsa on top of the chicken. I also serve this with rice that I have combined with fresh cilantro pesto. It goes really well together.

Basset_Hound's Review

July 06, 2011
I haven't tried the chicken, but the salsa was delicious. I'm going to try it with salmon the next time.

JeffMaxwell's Review

September 02, 2010
It sounds better than it tastes. The salsa is absolutely fabulous! I'll definitely make that again, but the chicken wasn't. It seemed the chicken didn't have enough flavor on it's own. Maybe if I change the marinade... Five stars on the salsa though!

user's Review

July 27, 2010
The salsa was good, and I may use it in other ways, but otherwise this dish was just okay. A lot work for an okay factor!

SandyP's Review

June 01, 2010
Very delicious and very easy to prepare. It will definitely be a part of our summer grilling!

CaitInATL's Review

January 04, 2010
I love this salsa!!!! Its an exact copy-cat of the salsa from our local gourmet market. I love the mix of the sweet fruit with salty tortilla chips.