Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Tropical Fruit Salsa

I can't believe it's almost August! For many families, this means summer is drawing to a close and before long we'll all be back to the usual. There are a few things I will miss when summer ends...  the biggest of which is the end of all this delicious fruit! For me, the perfect summer meal is grilled meat + fruit. It's simple, filling, healthy, delicious, and fresh. I know some people aren't sure about fruit paired with meat but I'm a fan. Especially when you pair it with some spice!

This meal? Done in less than 30 minutes (not including marinating time). Also this meal? Around 300 calories a serving! 

I call that a win!

To make it even faster, and tastier, toss together the fruit salsa the night before and just pull it out when the chicken finishes.

Grilled Chicken with Tropical Fruit Salsa
For the chicken:
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 boneless/skinless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray

For the salsa:
2 cups cubed (1/2 inch) seeded watermelon
1 cup cubed (1/2 inch) peeled mango
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all the chicken ingredients, except the cooking spray, in a gallon size resealable bag. Shake gently to coat and refrigerate for up to 4 hours, turning occasionally.

To make the salsa, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

When ready, prepare the grill and coat lightly with cooking spray. Grill the chicken for 5 minutes on each side, or until done. Throw away remaining marinade.

Serve the grilled chicken with the prepared salsa.

Source: Cooking Light (includes nutritional info)


  1. This looks so refreshing and summery! Stopping by from Wonderful Food Wednesdays :)

    1. Perfect for a hot summer day! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!


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