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Garlicky Chicken With Spinach And Cantaloupe Salsa

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  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    35 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    20 minutes


2 cups diced cantaloupe
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. minced red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste, divided
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 (6 to 8 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts
2/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
6 cups shredded spinach
cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)
Garlicky Chicken With Spinach And Cantaloupe Salsa


1. Prepare cantaloupe salsa. In a medium bowl, combine cantaloupe, bell pepper, jalapeƱo, cilantro, onion, 1 clove of the garlic, lime juice, sugar, 1/8 tsp. of the salt, and 1?8 tsp. of the pepper. Mix well and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper; add chicken to skillet. Cook 5 minutes, turning once. Stir in chicken broth and remaining 3 cloves garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, until chicken is no longer pink in the thickest part, about 9 to 11 minutes. Transfer chicken to a platter and tent loosely with foil.
3. Add spinach to skillet in handfuls, tossing to mix with broth. Cook until spinach is wilted and broth has evaporated, about 2 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
4. To serve, divide spinach among 4 plates; then arrange chicken breasts over spinach. Top with a few spoonfuls of cantaloupe salsa and garnish with cilantro leaves if desired. Serve remaining salsa in a bowl on the side.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July - August 2014


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories n/a
Calories from Fat n/a
Total Fat n/a
Saturated Fat n/a
Cholesterol n/a
Sodium n/a
Total Carbohydrates n/a
Dietary Fiber n/a
Protein n/a
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a