Grilled chicken with fresh cherry salsa

This light and fresh cherry salsa makes a tasty, and beautiful, addition to your summer grilling.

This light and fresh cherry salsa makes a tasty, and beautiful, addition to your summer grilling.Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ pounds cherries, pitted and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup shallot or red onion, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 8 thin-cut chicken breasts, about 3 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, more if needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

1. Whisk lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey and salt in a bowl. Stir in cherries, shallots or onions, and basil. Refrigerate until chicken is ready.

2. Coat both sides of each chicken breast with olive oil and season with pepper. Grill over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Thermometer should read 165°F. Let rest for a few minutes, and then top with cherry salsa and serve.

Serving Size: 3 ounces chicken with 1/3 cup cherry salsa

Serves 8

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving:

Calories                       177                              Protein                                     20g

Total fat                       5.7g                             Total Carbohydrates               11g

Saturated fat               1g                                Dietary Fiber                           .2g

Cholesterol                  62mg                           Sodium                                    114mg

 

 

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