Grilled Chicken with Pineapple and Strawberry Salsa (05.16.13)

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by Jennifer Burns, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

  • 1 teaspoon canola or corn oil

Salsa

  • 2 slices fresh pineapple, each 1/2 inch thick, patted dry
  • 1 cup whole strawberries (about 5 ounces), diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup or honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium lemon

Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat the grill on medium high. Brush a grill pan or grill rack with the oil. Heat the grill pan or rack on the grill for about 2 minutes, or until hot. Grill the pineapple for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly, about 2 minutes, before chopping.

In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining salsa ingredients except the lemon. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest, reserving the lemon. Stir the zest and chopped pineapple into the strawberry mixture. Set aside.

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the seasoning blend and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to plates. Squeeze the reserved lemon over the chicken. Serve with the salsa on the side.

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