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Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts with Mango Papaya Salsa

These prizewinning grilled chicken breasts take advantage of aromatic tropical spices. The sweet-hot salsa is the perfect condiment for the chicken. This recipe’s vibrant flavours are perfect for the hot days of late summer. Adapted from a recipe by Canadian Living 2007 Cook of the Year 3rd prize winner Kevin Lavery of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min


6 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
2 tbsp ginger, grated
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin, ground
¼ tsp nutmeg, grated
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 mangoes, raw, peeled, diced
1 papaya, raw, peeled, diced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, chopped
¼ cup lime juice
2 tbsp red onion(s), finely-chopped
2 tbsp red pepper(s), finely-chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 tbsp mint, fresh, chopped
1 pinch salt

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In small bowl, stir together ginger, half of the oil, the garlic, cumin, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Spread over chicken.

  2. In bowl, toss together remaining oil, mango, papaya, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, onion, red pepper, cilantro, mint and half of the salt. (Make ahead: Cover and refrigerate chicken for up to 4 hours and salsa for up to 2 hours.)

  3. Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt. Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

  4. To serve, spoon salsa over chicken.

Nutrition Info

Per 375 g serving Amount
Protein62 g
Fat9 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate14 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar10 g
Cholesterol155 mg
Sodium150 mg
Per 375 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A20
Vitamin C80
Vitamin B688
Vitamin B1251