Jam’n Salsa Grilled Chicken

Spice up your night with this salsa-packed dish.

Jam’n Salsa Grilled Chicken
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Who doesn’t love themselves some grilled chicken? Let alone a little salsa. This is an easy weeknight meal that you can have fun with. Get creative with the salsa-preserves combination and try a smoky chipotle salsa with a blackberry preserve or combine peach salsa with apricot preserves.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 291; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 26 grams; Carbohydrates: 16 grams; Sugars: 14 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 83 milligrams; Sodium: 341 milligrams

Recipe and photo courtesy of Amee Livingston founder of Amee’s Savory Dish.

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Prep time

15 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, soaked in a brining solution
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa (with fruit)
  • 1/2 cup all-fruit preserves (peach, apricot, blackberry, etc.)

 To brine the meat: Rinse chicken breasts in cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Coat chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside for about 2 hours and make the glaze. 

Whisk salsa and preserves together in a small bowl. 

Cook chicken on a preheated grill, on medium-high heat, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees basting with salsa mixture about half way through cooking.  Right before chicken is done, coat with a thick layer of salsa glaze and do not flip again before removing from the grill. 

Serve with steamed vegetables for a superfast, healthy & flavorful meal.