Grilled Chicken Breasts with Cucumber-Peach Salsa

A brush of peach preserves pumps up the flavor of grilled chicken breasts. The fruit and veggie salsa is a delicious bonus.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup chopped cucumber
1/3
cup peach preserves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves or 1 teaspoon dried mint flakes
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons chopped red onion
1
peach or nectarine, peeled, chopped (3/4 cup)
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix cucumber, 2 tablespoons of the preserves, the mint, salt, onion and peach; set aside.
  • 2 Carefully spray grill rack with cooking spray. Place chicken on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning and brushing 2 or 3 times with remaining peach preserves, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Discard any remaining preserves. Serve chicken with salsa.

Expert Tips

The salsa can be made up to 24 hours in advance and refrigerated. Making it ahead will actually allow the flavors to blend.

If you're using a charcoal grill, plan on about 40 minutes to prep the grill and heat charcoal to the correct temperature. Gas and electric grills will take about 10 minutes.

Serve this fruity chicken dish with steamed broccoli, sliced garden-fresh tomatoes and seasoned rice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.