Seared Chicken With Strawberry Salsa

Seared Chicken With Strawberry Salsa
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Luscious strawberries are a different but delectable choice for this salsa, although you can substitute mango or peaches if you prefer. Whatever fruit you choose, the sweet and spicy salsa pairs perfectly with seared chicken breasts. Serve with mild sides to keep the flavor focused on this mealtime star.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    8 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 ounces chicken and 1/2 cup salsa
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 ounces chicken and 1/2 cup salsa
  • Amount per serving Calories 180

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 210mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 4g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 25g
  • Potassium 360mg
  • Phosphorus 200mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 3 Lean meat



  • paprika
    1/2 tsp
  • ground allspice (or cumin)
    1/4 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded)
  • diced strawberries, mangoes, or peaches
    1 cup
  • medium poblano pepper or 3/4 medium green bell pepper (diced)
  • red onion (finely chopped)
    1/2 cup
  • fresh mint or cilantro (chopped)
    1/4 cup
  • fresh lemon juice
    2 tbsp
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1/8 tsp
  • canola oil
    2 tsp


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the paprika, allspice, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle over the smooth side of the chicken. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture so it adheres to the chicken. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the salsa ingredients.

  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the chicken with the smooth side down for 4 minutes. Turn over. Cook for 2–4 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.

  4. Serve the salsa with the chicken.