Glazed Chicken with Apple Salsa

By Gabby

Glazed Chicken with Apple Salsa
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
  • Salsa Salad:

  • 2 med Unpeeled Red Apples (Gala work well) Finely Chopped

  • 2 T Red Onion Finely Chopped

  • 1/4 C Fresh Cilantro Snipped

  • 1 med Jalapeno (Remove Seeds and Membrane) Finely Chopped

  • 1/2 t Orange Zest

  • 1 T Fresh Orange Juice (optional)

  • 1 T Fresh Lemon Juice

  • Glazed Chicken:

  • 1/3 C Barbeque Sauce (Home made is always best)

  • 3 T Honey

  • 1/2 t Ground Cumin

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

  1. Preheat your broiler and spray broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray

  2. In a medium bowl, combine all of your Apple Salsa ingredients and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl combine your glaze ingredients.

  4. Broil the chicken (naked) about 4" from the heat for 3 minutes on each side. Once that is complete, baste one side of each breast and continue to broil for 6 additional minutes, turning the meat approximately every two minutes, basting each time you turn them. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the glaze begins to brown.

  5. Serve each breast with a 1/2 cup of Apple Salsa on a plate and enjoy. Pick up one of the great salads posted here and you have a perfect summer meal.

  6. You can replace the honey with Agave Nectar and reduce your risk of a sugar spike. Even better if you have a home made barbeque sauce that you trust to be diabetic friendly.

Nutritional Facts

Yield 4 servings (incl chicken and salsa)
254 Calories
1.5 g Fat
66 mg Cholesterol
216 mg Sodium
33 g Carbohydrates
2 g Fiber
27 g Protein

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6 replies

GabbyPA 2008-08-14 05:08:03 -0500 Report

This one did cause me to spike because of the honey and the OJ. I recommend using Agave and perhaps lemon juice instead of OJ. I use the salsa also as a Tabouhule ingredient with parsley and cilantro for greens. Oh, that is so yummy too.

morris.js 2008-08-14 04:30:53 -0500 Report

Gabby, This sounds great. I can't wait to give it a try. My son read it and said he thinks it sounds pretty good as well. He is becoming quite the chef himself… :-) John

butterfly_8 2008-08-14 04:24:42 -0500 Report

This sounds very good. I eat a fres Gala apple everyday. they are my snacks. I there are several ingredients I like in this recipe.

GabbyPA 2008-08-05 03:32:17 -0500 Report

What I recommend is replacing it with Agave Nectar. It is very much like honey, but doesn't spike sugar in most people. Or use a dark brown sugar. It just needs a little something ot carmalize.