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Fresh watermelon salsa tops grilled chicken in this flavorful, healthy recipe. Eating just one serving will provide 33 grams of protein and leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

1 hr 50 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • For salsa, in a medium bowl combine watermelon, cucumber, sweet pepper, corn, cilantro, chile pepper(s) and onion. In a small bowl combine 1/2 teaspoon of the lime peel, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, the brown sugar, salt and crushed red pepper; add to watermelon mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour to let flavors combine.

  • Sprinkle chicken with lemon-pepper seasoning. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 teaspoon lime peel, the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice and the oil.

  • For a charcoal or gas grill, grill chicken on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees Fahrenheit), turning once halfway through grilling time and brushing with the oil mixture during the last 2 minutes of grilling. Serve chicken with salsa.


Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half and 1 serving of salsa
226 calories; protein 33g; carbohydrates 8.6g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 5.4g; fat 6.2g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 96.5mg; vitamin a iu 871.4IU; vitamin c 30.2mg; folate 20.9mcg; calcium 19.9mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 42.5mg; potassium 594mg; sodium 421.8mg.

4 lean protein, 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit