One of the best things about summer is the fresh produce: watermelon, mango, corn, avocado, cilantro, raspberries. Mmmmm. One of the worst things about summer is the heat. So what’s a person to do when they want to cook with in-season ingredients without heating up the house? One word: Grill. Now combine the genius of grilling with a recipe that includes in-season produce, and you’ve got a scrumptious dinner in your future.
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Watermelon – Jalapeno Salsa
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed seeded watermelon
1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed peeled ripe mango
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 small finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator up to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.
- Prepare grill
- Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Combine watermelon and remaining ingredients. Serve watermelon mixture with chicken.
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup salsa
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