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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Mandarin Orange Salsa

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Mandarin Orange Salsa
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Mandarin orange segments, crushed pineapple, lemon juice and hot chiles mingle to make a exceptionally easy homemade salsa.

Ingredients

Salsa

1
can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained
1
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, drained
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeño chile
1/4
teaspoon salt

Chicken

1
tablespoon olive, canola or soybean oil
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix all salsa ingredients. Set aside.
  • 2 Brush oil over all sides of chicken breasts. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, the pepper and ground red pepper.
  • 3 Place chicken on grill rack over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Serve salsa with chicken.
Tips  

Pineapple is a source of manganese, a mineral. Manganese functions as a part of many enzymes and is helpful with energy metabolism.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
70
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
,
Sugars
11g
)
Protein
32g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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