Grand grilled chicken with fruit and ricotta topping

5
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
27 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
A mixture of fresh fruit makes a delicious topping for grilled chicken that gets a hint of zip from cayenne pepper. The fruit is then topped with a tasty topping The whipped ricotta topping is perfectly smooth, as creamy as whipped cream, and has a lovely sweetness from the ripe banana. The ricotta makes a perfect foil for the peppery watercress and vibrant fresh fruits in this salad. Before grilling the chicken, pound them to even thickness so that they will cook more evenly.

Ingredients

Mango(es)

½ small, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1⁄2-inch chunks

Cantaloupe

small, cut into 1⁄2-inch chunks

Strawberries

5 medium, hulled and sliced

Fresh blueberries

½ cup(s), or raspberries

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

½ pound(s)

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Cayenne pepper

tsp, or to taste

Banana(s)

¼ large, ripe, sliced

Part-skim ricotta cheese

6 Tbsp

Sugar

¾ tsp

Fresh lemon juice

½ tsp

Vanilla extract

tsp

Fresh watercress

1 bunch(es), tough stems discarded

Instructions

  1. Combine the mango, cantaloupe, strawberries, and blueberries in a bowl. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, or up to 4 hours.
  2. Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray; prepare the grill. Or spray a nonstick ridged grill pan with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Season the chicken with the salt and cayenne; place on the grill rack. Grill, turning frequently, until the chicken is cooked through, 10–12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, puree the banana, ricotta cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a mini food processor.
  4. Line 2 plates with the watercress, then top each with a piece of warm chicken. Evenly spoon the fruit salad over the chicken, then evenly top each serving with a dollop of the whipped ricotta-cheese mixture. Serve at once. Yields 1 salad per serving.