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Grilled Floribbean Chicken with Tropical Olive Salsa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 60 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
No matter where you are this "Florribean" chicken is packed with enough flavor to make you believe you're on a tropical vacation.


  • 2 cups diced papaya (1/2-inch)
  • 1 cup olives, wedged
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatillos (1/4-inch)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs minced red jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • dash allspice
  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine papaya, olives, tomatillos, green onions, orange juice, cilantro, jalapenos and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together lime juice, basil, garlic, ginger, oil, chili powder, curry powder, remaining salt and allspice. Place chicken breasts in bowl and toss to evenly coat. Cover, refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Grill marinated chicken over medium high heat for 5 minutes on each side or until completely cooked through. Transfer to serving plates and top each piece with approximately 4 1/2 ounces of salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 270
  Calories from Fat 83 (31%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(25%)Cholesterol 76mg
(28%)Sodium 677mg
(25%)Potassium 879mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 12g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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