Apricot Salsa Grilled Chicken Salad

Apricot Salsa Grilled Chicken Salad

Add sizzle to dinner salad with chicken hot off the grill and a peppy fruit salsa.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Salsa
2/3
cup orange juice
1/2
cup chopped dried apricots
2
tablespoons apricot preserves
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3/4
cup chopped red bell pepper
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons sliced green onions
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
Salad
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
6
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens
  1. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the orange juice; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, heat apricots and remaining orange juice to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until most of the orange juice is absorbed. Cool 15 minutes. In small bowl, mix reserved 2 tablespoons orange juice, the preserves and oil. Stir in apricot mixture and remaining salsa ingredients.
  2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush chicken with oil; sprinkle with garlic salt. Place chicken on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices.
  3. Divide salad greens among 4 plates. Top with chicken and salsa.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Dried peaches and peach preserves can be substituted for the dried apricots and apricot preserves. If apricot nectar is available in your area, it would make a delicious alternative to the orange juice.
How-To
To create neat pieces of bell pepper, cut it into 1/4-inch strips. Then line up 4 to 6 strips side by side with the flesh side up, and cut into pieces with a sharp knife.
Health Twist
Omit about 4 grams of fat in this recipe by spraying the chicken breasts with olive oil-flavored cooking spray instead of brushing them with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving )
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 20g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 4 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.