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Chile-Rubbed Chicken with Fresh Pineapple Salsa

2 - 5
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
18 min
12 min
6 min
Thin-sliced chicken breasts are rubbed with chile powder, and topped with a refreshing fruit salsa to tame the heat.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

500 gm, four 115 g (4 oz) thinly sliced cutlets

Chili powder

2 tsp(s), ancho variety

Table salt

¼ tsp(s), or less to taste

Canola oil

2 tsp(s)


8 oz, peeled and diced

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and diced

Mango chutney

3 tbsp(s)


2 tbsp(s), chopped

Black pepper

pinch, freshly ground, or to taste

Fresh lime(s)

½ medium, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Rub the chicken with the chile powder and the 1.25 ml (¼ tsp) salt. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook until browned on the outside and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a serving plate; cover and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the pineapple, bell pepper, chutney, cilantro, the remaining 0.5 ml (1⁄8 tsp) salt, and the ground pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Serve the chicken with the salsa and the lime wedges. Yields about 3 ounces chicken per serving.


Convenient precut fresh pineapple lets you assemble the salsa in seconds. Add 1⁄2 cup cooked rice to each serving (will affect Points values) and you’ve got a meal.