Blackened Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
While grilled chicken is a healthy summer go-to, it's easy to get bored with when you prepare it the same way all the time. This recipe for Blackened Chicken with Pineapple Salsa will take your grilled chicken game to the next level.
Sweet and spicy, and with awesome summer freshness, this dish is perfect for a casual dinner, for meal prep, or even for a weekend barbecue.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: About 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 serving (4 ounces cooked chicken and 1/3 cup salsa)
Fat: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Protein: 36 grams
4 large chicken breasts (12 ounces raw each)
2 teaspoons blackening seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapples
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
Season your chicken breasts with the blackening seasoning and salt on each side.
Spray your grill with cooking spray, and throw the chicken on the grill. For large breasts, cook for about 10 minutes per side.
While chicken is cooking, prepare your salsa with chopping all the ingredients.
Add all salsa ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Season with salt to taste.
Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, and top with pineapple salsa. Enjoy!
* Recipe yields about 8 servings when using this much chicken, but you do not have to make these many servings – either make more or less depending on your needs!