Chicken Breast Salad with Mixed Melon Salsa

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 15 min 4
Chicken Breast Salad with Mixed Melon Salsa
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1/4 tsp Black pepper (for dressing)
2 tbsp Canola oil (1 tbsp for marinade and 1 tbsp for dressing)
1 cup diced Cantaloupe melon (for salsa)
4 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 tsp Chili powder (for marinade)
1/2 cup Cilantro (coriander) (packed, for salsa)
1 tsp Cumin (for marinade)
1 tbsp Honey (for dressing)
1 cup cubes Honeydew melon (for salsa)
8 large leaf (s) Iceberg lettuce
1 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (stem and seeds removed, chopped)
4 tsp Lemon peel (zest) (grated, 2 tsp for marinade and 2 tsp for dressing)
60 ml Lime juice (fresh) (2 tbsp for marinade and 2 tbsp for dressing)
1 cup diced Watermelon (for salsa)
1/2 cup Yellow onion (for salsa)


In a large bowl whisk the marinade ingredients. Put the chicken breasts in the bowl and turn to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

In a medium bowl combine the salsa ingredients.

In a small bowl whisk the dressing ingredients. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Pour the dressing over the salsa and toss to blend.

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

Lift the chicken breasts from the bowl (let some of the marinade cling to the chicken) and place on a plate. Season evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the chicken, smooth (skin) side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the center, 8 to 12 minutes, turning once or twice.

Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Cut the chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.

Place two lettuce leaves on each of four plates. Arrange the chicken slices on top of the lettuce leaves. Spoon the salsa over the chicken and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 419
Calories from fat 128
Calories from saturated fat 20.0
Total Fat 14.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.2 g
Cholesterol 170 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Potassium 1134 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.9 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 15.9 g
Protein 54 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.6
Meat 2.6
Vegetables 0.9

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