So, we are back on the wagon — not the plain, boring chicken and salad route, but pretty dang close. As such, I’m looking for easy ways to spice up chicken without adding a lot of fat and calories.
This wins, in both the unique taste category and prettiest supper category. Note: If you don’t have a cherry pitter like me, you will make a mess and you may find cherry juice all over your kitchen and/or face. Worth it.
Chicken with Cherry Salsa.
via Iowa Girl Eats
1 1/2 lb cherries, pitted & roughly chopped
1/2 cup minced red onion
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
4 chicken breasts, pounded to uniform thickness
extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper
Combine cherries, red onion, lemon juice, basil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add oil to coat. Add chicken to skillet and cook 4 minutes per side, or until done. Remove from skillet and let rest for 5 minutes before topping with fresh cherry salsa.
This chicken plus some jasmine rice and a salad = heaven on a plate.
More main meals to come!