Grilled Chicken With Spicy Cherry Sauce

grilled-chicken-cherry-sauce Photo: Ray Kachatorian; Styling: Jennifer Flanagan


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cherry preserves
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


1. Prepare the grill. Then lightly spray the grill rack with cooking spray.

2. Lightly crush cherries in a small saucepan. Add the wine or water and next 6 ingredients (through preserves). Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

3. Grill the chicken, covered, for 4 minutes on each side or until it is cooked through. Serve chicken topped with cherry sauce.

    Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 18 minutes. You can make the cherry sauce with either fresh or frozen berries.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1/4 cup cherry sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 189
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 27g
Carbohydrate per serving: 9g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 73mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 100mg
Calcium per serving: 20mg