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Grilled nectarines and fresh blackberries turn into a summery salsa to top cumin-rubbed chicken and polenta in a dish that's special enough for weeknight entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a spinach salad and a crisp glass of rosé.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • Combine 1 tablespoon oil, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub 1 teaspoon of the mixture all over polenta. Rub the rest into both sides of chicken. Cut the polenta crosswise into 8 slices. Rub the cut sides of nectarine halves with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Place the chicken, polenta slices and nectarines on the grill. Grill the polenta until hot and slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean plate; tent with foil to keep warm. Grill the nectarines, turning occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes total. Grill the chicken, until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken and nectarines to a cutting board. Coarsely chop the nectarines. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice.

  • While the chicken rests, combine the chopped nectarines, blackberries, cilantro, lime juice, hot sauce and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Layer the polenta, chicken and fruit salsa on 4 plates and serve.

Tips

To oil the grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Don't use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 32.5g; dietary fiber 6.3g; sugars 10g; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 413.2IU; vitamin c 21mg; folate 21.7mcg; calcium 44.7mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 37mg; potassium 443.3mg; sodium 693.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1 fruit, 3 lean meat

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