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Plate of grilled chicken topped with a mango watermelon salsa.

Grilled Chicken with Mango Watermelon Salsa

Marinated grilled chicken gets topped with a fresh mango watermelon salsa in this wonderful summer dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 222kcal


  • Instant Read Thermometer
  • Ziplock bags



  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray


  • 2 cups watermelon 1/2 inch cubed
  • 1 cup mango peeled and 1/2 inch cubed
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño pepper finely chopped, seeded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Put the first six ingredients in a ziploc bag and squish around to combine. Add the chicken breasts and toss them around to make sure they are even coated with the marinade. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat grill to high. Spray grill rack with a little cooking spray or mop with oil (whatever method you use to help foods not stick to your grill). Grill breasts about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked thoroughly. Start testing on second side after about 3 minutes. Grill to 160-165.
  • Remove chicken from grill and let rest (covered with foil) for 5-10 minutes.
  • Combine the watermelon, mango, onion, cilantro, pepper, lime juice, sugar and salt in a bowl. Toss to make sure it is well combined (this can be done a day ahead of time).
  • Serve chicken topped with salsa.



Can use boneless skinless thighs for this. 
Use fresh lime juice, not bottled, for the best flavor.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 33.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.5mg