Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grilled Chicken with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

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My brother and his family are coming to dinner on Saturday. Yay!!
I thought I should share this recipe since this chicken and mango meal has been my new summer "people are coming to dinner and I need to really wow them" dish. :)

(Luckily, I don't have a mango allergy like I thought I did, so I'm safe eating this. Whew!)

Grilled Chicken w/ Mango-Pineapple Salsa
Salsa: (I double the salsa ingredients even though it serves four because I eat a lot of it)
2/3 cup diced peeled ripe mango (1 medium)
2/3 cup diced fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeƱo 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

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

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.

I serve it with a side of brown rice and grilled green and red bell peppers.

PS. My daughter LOVES this dish-- but she practically drowns the rice in soy sauce. :)

Do you have a dish you especially like to make for company?


Jessica said...

Chicken Gorgonzala! :-) It's hard for me to imagine eating fruit with chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lazy Writer said...

That sounds yummy!

Kristen Painter said...

I love mango salsa, although I don't put pineapple in mind. Haven't made it for a while, either. Maybe I should. It's great over fish!

MsSnarkyPants said...

Gosh that sounds good!

Beth said...


I always make my Aunt Donna's corn dip - and it would actually go perfectly with your dinner as an appetizer! Here's the recipe:

2 cans yellow corn
1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 cup (or more if you like!) finely shredded cheddar
1 small can chopped/diced green chiles
pinch of cayenne pepper (or more if you like spicy!)

Mix all together and chill for an hour or two before serving. Serve with tortilla chips (I like Tostitos lime tortilla chips).

Have fun with your family!

T. Anne said...

I actually have all the ing. for the mango salsa in my house. SO I am without excuse! Thank you.

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Erin said...

Mmmm, that sounds so good! I love mango

Stephanie Faris said...

Sounds delicious!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Kristen: Yes! I love mango salsa on fish, too!

Beth: I think I have all those ingredients! Thanks for the recipe!

Space Mountain Man said...

Add some raccoon to this and then you've got a tasssty dinner!

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