Caribbean-Style Chicken with Tropical Salsa

Caribbean-Style Chicken with Tropical Salsa


  • Salsa:
  • 1 cup diced peeled papaya
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Chicken:
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (such as Spice Islands), divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 lime wedges
  • Cilantro sprigs (optional)


Prepare grill.

To prepare salsa, combine the 4 ingredients in a bowl.

To prepare chicken, sprinkle breast halves evenly with Jamaican jerk seasoning. Coat each half with cooking spray. Place on grill rack; grill 4 1/2 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Cut each breast into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve with salsa and a lime wedge; garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

    Look for Jamaican jerk seasoning in your supermarket's spice aisle. If it's not available, you can make your own: Combine 1 teaspoon paprika,1/2 teaspoon dried thyme,1/2 teaspoon sugar,1/2 teaspoon salt,1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes,and 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1/4 cup salsa, and 1 lime wedge)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 157
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 18%
Fat per serving: 3.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.9g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.7g
Protein per serving: 26.7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 4.4g
Fiber per serving: 0.8g
Cholesterol per serving: 72mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 64mg
Calcium per serving: 23mg

Good to Know

This cool, summer dish is protein packed and very low in calories. Add a half cup of brown rice to complete the meal with fiber-packed carbohydrates.

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