Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa

By Rena |

So many ways to make grilled chicken but this Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa Recipe is just a perfect weeknight recipe that’s easy to put together, healthy, and bursting with flavor.

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Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa Recipe

This Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa recipe is anything but boring! However, if you like eating foods packed full of scrumptious, blended flavors, then you are in the right spot. This easy to make recipe mingles the sweet, fruity flavor of fresh pineapple with crisp cool cucumber, into an amazing salsa as you have never tasted before.

Fire up the grill to cook your plump juicy chicken to perfection. Allow it to absorb the sweet flavors of the pineapple and cucumber salsa.

This recipe is most definitely a crowd-pleaser. This flavor-packed grilled chicken recipe will definitely please everyone at your dinner table.

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HOW TO MAKE GRILLED CHICKEN AND PINEAPPLE SALSA

  • For the shrimp: Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large pan. Season both sides of the shrimp with chili powder and salt to taste. Place the shrimp in a single layer in the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes per side, until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • For the pineapple salsa: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add salt to taste. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, up to 4 hours.
  • SERVE: To serve Warm the tortillas. Add a handful of cabbage to each tortilla and place the shrimp on top of the cabbage. Top with pineapple salsa and serve immediately.

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa

Is it healthy to eat grilled chicken

Grilling chicken is one of the healthiest ways to prepare your chicken. The skin of the chicken does contain fat and cooking with the skin isn’t the healthiest option out there. If you are looking to make a lean grilled chicken recipe you would have to use skinless chicken. The breast of the chicken is also the leanest part of the chicken. Grilled skinless chicken breast is healthy.

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How long do you cook chicken breast on the grill

Depending on how thick the chicken breast is, it typically takes about 5-7 minutes each side on the grill or until it reaches a temperature of 165 degrees using a thermometer. The thickness of the chicken breasts I used in this grilled chicken recipe needed about 5 minutes on each side.

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Is it ok to eat grilled chicken every day?

Eating skinless chicken is healthy to consume daily. It’s how you prepare the chicken that determines whether it’s healthy or ok to eat it daily. Avoid frying your chicken and use healthier methods like grilling, simmering, sautee, boiling and so on. Always go for chicken breast which is the leanest part of the chicken and no skin. Unless you have a certain medical condition that limits your protein/chicken intake, it is definitely ok to eat chicken daily.

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Making this recipe?

Making this grilled Chicken Pineapple salsa recipe? I am sure you will love it. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Would love some feedback.

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Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa

Grilled chicken breasts topped with a sweet and tangy pineapple cucumber salsa.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper seasoning or any other seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pineapple diced
  • 1 cup cucumber diced and peeled
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Heat a grill over medium-high heat. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts and season generously with salt and pepper, lemon pepper or seasoning of choice.
  • Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, combine the cucumber, pineapple, red onion and cilantro in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Spoon the salsa over the chicken and serve.

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Notes

Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 522mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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