Dirigo Dish: Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa

It’s summer and time to invite the neighbors over for a cook out! This fresh and tasty dish comes straight from the American Heart Association. With grilled pineapple, fresh strawberries and tangy lemon, it’s sure to please!

  • Serves 4
  • 320 Calories
  • 453 mg Sodium


  • 1 tsp. canola or corn oil


  • 2 slice pineapple, each 1/2 inch thick, patted dry
  • 1 cup whole strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 Tbsp. chopped, fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed res pepper flakes
  • 1 medium lemon


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
  • 2 tsp. salt-free steak seasoning blend
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat the grill on medium high. Brush a grill pan or grill rack with the oil. Heat the grill pan or rack on the grill for about 2 minutes, or until hot. Grill the pineapple for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly, about 2 minutes, before chopping.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining salsa ingredients except the lemon. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest, reserving the lemon. Stir the zest and chopped pineapple into the strawberry mixture. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the seasoning blend and salt. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to plates. Squeeze the reserved lemon over the chicken. Serve with the salsa on the side.

The American Heart Association’s website is a great place for seniors and people of all ages to find delicious heart healthy recipes. Click here for more AHA recipes!

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