Grilled Chicken with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

Go tropical with your grilled chicken by adding a tangy salsa made with pineapple, mango, jalapeno pepper, and lime juice. Round out the meal with rice and plantain chips.

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1/4 cup salsa)

 

Ingredients:

Salsa:

•  2/3 cup diced peeled ripe mango (1 medium)

•  2/3 cup diced fresh pineapple

•  2 tablespoons minced red onion

•  1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper

•  1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

•  1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

•  1/8 teaspoon salt

•  1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

Chicken:

•  4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

•  1/4 cup pineapple juice

•  3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

•  3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

•  2 tablespoons honey

•  1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

•  Dash of crushed red pepper

•  Cooking spray

 

Preparation:

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

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.

3.  Prepare grill.

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.

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.

 

Lauren Katz, Ashburn, Virginia, Cooking Light

OCTOBER 2008

 

 

Source: MyRecipes