Grilled Chicken with Italian Salsa

Marinated chicken goes Italian when served with this chunky homemade salsa.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2
cans (15 oz each) Progresso™ chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained
2
cans (2 1/2 oz each) sliced ripe olives, drained
2
medium bell peppers, chopped (2 cups)
2
medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
small red onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/4
cups Italian dressing
12
boneless skinless chicken breasts (3 lb)
  • 1 To make salsa, in large bowl, mix beans, olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, parsley and 1 cup of the dressing until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Brush chicken with remaining 1/4 cup dressing.
  • 3 Cover and grill chicken over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning and brushing with dressing occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Serve chicken with salsa.

Expert Tips

You'll want to make plenty of salsa so you can serve it over other cuts of fish and poultry. You can even use it as a sauce for hot cooked pasta or as a dressing for chilled pasta salads.

To sauté, brush chicken with Italian dressing. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken breasts in skillet 15 to 20 minutes, turning once and brushing with dressing occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
335
(
Calories from Fat
155 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17 g
17 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
75 mg
75 %;
Sodium
460 mg
460 %;
Total Carbohydrate
19 g
19 %
(Dietary Fiber
5 g
5 %
),
Protein
32 g
32 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.