Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tropical Fruit Salsa

Grilling chicken with homemade fruit salsa is a winner!

Chicken recipes are as numerous and varied as the cooks who prepare them, and one of the best ways to prepare chicken is by grilling. Grilling chicken can create a tender, juicy piece of poultry, or it can produce a tough, dried out piece of “chicken leather.” Because chicken breasts are so lean, you’ll need to add some steps to ensure that the flesh is tender and flavorful. One of my best grilling chicken recipes is this one!

Holle’s Pineapple-Mango Grilled Chicken Breasts recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 8 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions: With a meat mallet, pound the breasts to ½-inch thick. Place in a container with remaining ingredients. Leave chicken breasts in the grilling marinate for several hours. Meanwhile, make your salsa.

Holle’s Pineapple-Mango Salsa recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2  cup pineapple marmalade OR pineapple preserves
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained (keep the juice)
  • 1 cup fresh mango, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 2 diced jalapeno peppers
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, to taste
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • Garlic salt, to taste

Directions: Heat marmalade or preserves over low heat or in microwave until very soft. Stir in some of the juice you saved from the pineapple. Heat again, if needed, to produce a syrup.

Stir in remaining ingredients.

Heat grill to medium and remove breasts from chicken marinade. Place chicken on a clean, well oiled grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side.

When chicken breasts have cooked completely, place them on a serving platter and heap the salsa on top.

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