Grilled Chicken with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

Grilled chicken is a big deal at my house.  Everyone loves it…except for me.  I just cannot get excited about grilled chicken.  It’s a shame too because the other five really do enjoy it.  So…on the nights I oblige them and we eat grilled chicken, I have to spice mine up a bit.  On this particular night, I made a quick Cherry Chipotle Salsa to put on top.  Because if I’m going to eat boring grilled chicken, I want it topped with something flavorful.  Happy eating! xo

This recipe serves about 4 to 6.

Shopping List
4 chicken breasts
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
poultry seasoning
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8 oz) package of frozen cherries, thawed
the zest and juice of one lime
1 small can of chipotles in adobo sauce (you won’t use the whole can!)
a handful of parsley or cilantro, chopped

Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat.

Drizzle some EVOO on top of all four of your chicken breasts followed by a good pinch of salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.  Rub that around each breast and place on your grill.  Grill up about 8 minutes or so on each side.

While the chicken is grilling, make your salsa.  In a mixing bowl, combine your can of diced tomatoes (drained), thawed cherries, lime zest and juice, 2 chipotle peppers (chop them up) plus about a tablespoon of the sauce from the can along with your chopped parsley or cilantro.  Take a fork and lightly mesh this stuff together just a bit (you don’t want it to break up too much).  Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.

Once your chicken is grilled to perfection, plate and then top with your salsa.

No one should eat just boring chicken 🙂 .


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 23, 2018 at 4:34 am

    The cherry salsa sounds decadent! Delicious 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter August 23, 2018 at 5:16 am

    I completely agree with you!!! I could get behind that salsa! Looks good!

  • Alexis deZayas August 23, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Saving this one for sure!! Sounds delicious!

  • Narci August 23, 2018 at 6:09 am

    That salsa looks amazing!! Yum!

  • Kristen Wood August 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    You should try my husbands lime chicken recipe! It’s really flavorful!! Just chicken breast, dales marinade, lime and cilantro. Salt, pepper, squeeze lime juice and place in ziploc with marinade. Add cilantro and rest of lime. Marinade and grill:)

  • Julia Krowiak August 23, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe- it looks so delicious! Your meals are always easy but full of flavor which is the best combination. How do you come up with inspiration for your recipes?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 24, 2018 at 5:37 am

      Lots of different places! I keep a list on my phone and at my desk of things that inspire me.

  • Kiley August 25, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    What type of chicken do you buy?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 26, 2018 at 5:18 am

      I buy one at my grocery store that’s called their “smart” chicken. It’s their organic, all-natural chicken breast.