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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 264.8
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.2 mg
  • Sodium: 209.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 27.5 g

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Tropical Grilled Chicken

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Tropical Grilled Chicken

Introduction

We love shredding this sweet and savory chicken to turn it into tacos, but it's also delicious as is with a side of grilled veggies. We love shredding this sweet and savory chicken to turn it into tacos, but it's also delicious as is with a side of grilled veggies.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    16 ounces boneless, skinless chicken

    Marinade:
    1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, juice only, (reserve fruit for salsa)
    1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    Salsa:
    1 mango, peeled and diced
    2 kiwis, peeled and diced
    1/4 cup red onion, diced fine
    1 lime, juiced
    1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
    1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, diced fine (optional)

Tips

Serve this flavorful, lean chicken dish in warm tortillas, or over brown rice with a baked sweet potato and steamed green beans.


Directions

Open the pineapple and strain to separate juice from fruit.

Place the juice in a baking dish. Stir in the soy sauce, honey, garlic and red pepper. Slice chicken breasts into 4 4-ounce portions. Place chicken in the marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Prepare the salsa by combining all ingredients, including the reserved pineapple.

Preheat grill to medium heat or turn on broiler and place rack in the middle of the oven, about 6" away from the heat source. Grill or broil chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until the meat is no longer pink. Serve with fruit salsa.

Makes 4 servings, 3 ounces cooked meat and 1/2 cup of salsa






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  • Incredible!
    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved it! I marinaded the chicken overnight and it had great flavor on its own. The fresh salsa was amazing - I can't wait to eat the leftovers. Thanks Chef Meg!! - 9/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Really good, but I was given a suggestion to use Woostershire Sauce rather than Soy Sauce. Might cut the Sodium. - 9/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is my second round with this recipe, but this round I changed out the chicken for shrimp. I left the shells on the shrimp, washed them really good. Marinated them a day, and grilled them the next day. Add the salsa, some dirty rice, and a grilled veggie of your choice, I did Asparagus. - 12/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Mmm, this was great! I made my salsa with a red jalepeno, left out the cilantro, and it had a really nice kick. Next time I'll let the chicken marinate for a few hours, but this was a big hit! I'm excited for my leftovers at lunch today :) We served with brown rice and a side of broccoli. - 1/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    MADE THIS FOR DINNER AND WE ALL LOVED IT. THE FRUIT SALSA WAS AMAZING!! WILL DEFINITELY MAKE MANY MORE TIMES. - 9/3/09

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    To the person looking for a sub for mangos, you might try peaches. They have similar texture & taste. - 5/20/10

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  • Good
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Tried the chicken. I think it needed to be marinated longer. The salsa was delicious. It would be great to have some suggetions on what else to serve with the dish. - 8/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Thought this was great! It does make more salsa than you need so i would recommend doubling the amount of chicken or cutting the salsa ingredients in half, but the salsa is great, you could even put it on a salad. - 2/4/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    The meal was good. After reading some of the reviews, I let mine sit marinade and it had enough flavor for my liking. The salsa was a great compliment to the marinade. - 1/7/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved it, and I did, too. I was careful to grill the chicken breasts until not quite cooked through, then let them finish cooking wrapped in foil. They stayed very moist. - 11/18/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Good stuff, I will make again. I made half the salsa without cilantro, onions and jalapeno. I like both my husband didn't like the onions. I marinated the chicken for 3 hours and it had lots of flavor. - 9/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    YUM! Grilled the chicken on my George Foreman Grill and served over brown rice! The Mango Salsa was SOOOOO GOOD! - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, Yummy I just love fruit. So when I can have a main dish with it as a main ingredient I'm in heaven. It was a very easy recipe to make and my who family really enjoyed it. It especially nice as a summer meal. - 7/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I cut mine in chunks and made kebobs. Next time I'll reserve some of the sauce from the marinade to use as a dipping sauce (before putting the chicken in it). I did marinate it over night too. Quick and easy to make. - 5/12/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was so great! Even my kids loved it! Thank you for sharing. - 10/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    the salsa alone is worth 5 stars. it is delicious! - 3/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My whole family loved this even my picky husband. He loved the salsa so much he started asking what else could we put it on. This is from a man who doesn't like much fruit or veggies!! - 3/10/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved it! Next time will heat the salsa a bit. Divided the red pepper flakes between the marinade and the salsa. Delicious! Will make again! - 2/24/10

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I saw a recipe similar to this today on the food network with Guy but hallowed out the pineapple and used the pineapple from it and cooked shrimp to go in the pineapple boats and poured the salsa over the shrimp looked wonderful. - 1/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I don't give this rating often but this was absolutely wonderful!! Thanks Chef Meg!! - 2/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was super easy to make and tasted fantastic! We loved it! - 1/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love this. The salsa is great on the grilled chicken.Thanks for the great recipe. - 1/15/10

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  • O.K.
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was okay... I love all the food in the recipe but together it was alright, not the best dish I've ever had. - 11/16/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed the fruit salsa. - 8/17/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar dish with swordfish. I serve it with coconut brown jasmine rice and assorted grilled veggies. LOVE the fruit salsa! Also think it would work well with jicima salad. - 6/22/10

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