4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup salsa)

Sweet watermelon perfectly complements the earthy spices—oregano, chili powder, and cumin— used to marinate juicy chicken breasts.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator up to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Step 2

Prepare grill.

Step 3

Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Combine watermelon and remaining ingredients. Serve watermelon mixture with chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

August 22, 2014
We thought this was one of the best chicken breast recipes ever! I added a bit of chopped basil and a splash of tequila to the marinade mix, put the chicken in it before work, and cooked when I came home. That means the chicken marinated about nine hours. I used a Lodge cast iron grill pan and mango that's soft and already cut up from one of those little Del Monte chopped fruit cups that you can buy in the produce section. Also added a little bit of chopped habanero pepper because we like the heat. Served with black beans warmed in a tablespoon or two of salsa verde and corn on the cob. Great recipe!

Best Summer time dinner

June 08, 2017
Everyone loved this recipe. Chicken was flavorful and moist.  I added avocado to the salad and subbed honey for the sugar.  I didn't measure out the mango, I used the whole thing. Perfect for a hot summer night.  This recipe is a keeper.

sykchyk's Review

July 24, 2009
Wow...this is delicious!!! And so easy! It tastes like summer. I will definitely make this again very soon. Think I'll try some coconut rice on the side.

nansmi's Review

July 05, 2009
Fantastic combination of flavors for summertime. Company really enjoyed. Will definitely use this salsa again for fish and pork. Served with Lanny's Salad with candied pumpkin seeds.

Janice's Review

July 23, 2013
Really love the salsa. Have made this numerous times. Used cantaloupe also tonight because I had some, but followed the recipe for the salsa. Wonderful taste! Since time was crucial, used McCormick Jerk Seasoning on the chicken. Served on a bed of Zatarain's Rice Pilaf. The flavors were like eating at a Jamaican resort!

EMatthews's Review

June 22, 2011
It was OK. The rub for the chicken was decent. But even after a ton of tweaking, I just could not get much flavor out of the salsa. Maybe my produce was lackluster.

boneheadeb's Review

June 23, 2009
Delicious pairing, just enough heat in both the marinade and salsa for a refreshing flavor. I used boneless pork cutlets instead of chicken and absolutely piled on the salsa. I plan to prepare a double batch of salsa for a pig roast later this summer.

rjh1956's Review

July 21, 2010
Very nice contrast in flavors and colors. Makes a great summer meal! I altered the salsa, replacing the mango with fresh peaches and it was equally good.

LIMarc's Review

August 09, 2009
This is a fantastic pairing. The salsa is so versatile, too. I have used it in a finer (1/4") dice and added crushed garlic, a little more sugar, soy sauce and crushed pineapple for a twist on this base recipe to serve with chips. Don't skip the lime juice and fresh cilantro. I would recommend seedless watermelon for prep purposes! This is phenomenal.

Morgan4751's Review

July 24, 2012
This is one of the best recipes for chicken i have ever came across. I did exactly as the recipes says and it turned out perfect. The salsa is very good Such a delicious dish. I will definitely make this dish often. Randy Morgan- Marietta, Georgia