Pineapple Barbeque-Glazed Chicken with Mango Salsa

by feastonthecheap on June 30, 2010

Shown with chimichurri-infused white rice

Mariel here. Like last week’s Spice-Rubbed Steak with Chimchurri, this recipe can be classified under “Indoor Barbecuing” aka, “recreating festive, summery foods in a small, cramped Manhattan space sans an actual BBQ.” A real mouthful.

Whether you choose to slap this chicken on the barbie or roast it right in the oven, this delicious dish is sweet, savory and kinda spicy thanks to a heaping garnish of mango salsa. As easy as it is colorful (and flavorful), this is the type of recipe you keep in your back pocket, just in case an errant friend pops up on your doorstep without warning…at 630PM…on a Friday. It takes very little prep time (about 15 minutes) and if you’re using your oven, it requires about 25 minutes of roasting. The hardest part is chopping the fruits and veggies for the salsa. Not bad.

I served my chicken alongside Chimichurri Rice – basically, plain white rice with chimichurri blended in. For the “recipe,” click here.

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Pineapple Barbeque-Glazed Chicken with Mango Salsa
Serves 4-5

Ingredients for the Mango Salsa:
2 ripe mangoes, diced into ¼ inch chunks – $5.00
1 small red onion (and I mean small, otherwise it competes too much with the mango and cilantro!): $0.50
4 cloves of garlic, minced – from stock
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced – $0.29
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (don’t sub in dried cilantro, it has to be fresh for this recipe) – $1.49
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped – $1.22
The juice of two fresh limes, roughly 3+ tablespoons – $0.50
½ teaspoon grated lime zest – already calculated
½ cup pineapple chunks, diced (buy the kind in natural juice, you’ll use it for the chicken glaze) – $1.19

Ingredients for the Pineapple Barbeque-Glazed Chicken:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – $6.00
¼ cup pineapple juice – calculated above
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar – stock
1 ½ tablespoon of your fave BBQ sauce (or try this homemade recipe) – $1.88 (assuming homemade)
1 tsp fresh lime juice – $0.25
GRAND TOTAL (assuming a well-stocked kitchen): $18.32
Cost per Serving: $3.66

Directions for the Mango Salsa:
1. Just chop, mince, combine, stir, season all of the above, and you’re done. Can be prepared 3 days before as long as it’s kept covered in the fridge.

Directions for the Chicken:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Mix the pineapple juice, brown sugar, lime juice and BBQ sauce in a small dish, then bring to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil until glaze has thickened slightly, about 1 minute (take care not to burn it though). Season with salt and pepper.

3. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the chicken breasts on the sheet and brush with the glaze. Bake for 17 minutes. Brush again with the glaze, then broil until cooked through and golden, watching closely to avoid burning, about 8 minutes longer (cooking time will vary by oven and thickness of the chicken breasts). Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

4. Spoon the mango salsa over the chicken and serve with Chimichurri Rice (if you’d like!)

{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

allieatfood June 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

Looks so summery and delicious!!

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Donna June 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

Sounds yummy, I can’t wait to try it!

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Tes June 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

The pineaple bbq grazed chicken sounds delicious. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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hopelesslycrushingonyou June 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

omg… this sounds so delish…. love mangos..i will have to try it…

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Tommy June 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

i found your post from the food section! (sorry, new to wordpress). This looks fantastic and super easy. I’m going to do it tonight for dinner!

thanks!

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myblessedwest June 30, 2010 at 11:17 am

Yumm! I can’t wait to try it!

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subject June 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

Why nö ketchup? Do you find it worse than Sälsa?

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feastonthecheap June 30, 2010 at 11:34 am

I’m a huge fan of ketchup, but for this particular dish, a mango salsa seemed to make everything fresher and more summery. Ketchup certainly holds a place in my heart though…

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Iron Cook Carl June 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

It looks delicious. It caught my eye on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed. Congratulations.

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Lakia June 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

That picture is making me hungry! I have to try this!!

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Allyson B Campbell June 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I am doing this tonight with pomegranate.
Ally

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feastonthecheap June 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Yum! We’d love to hear how the sub-in works out. Sounds delicious

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Nay June 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

This sounds amazing! I’ll have to add it to my “to try” list.

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Culture Choc 2010 June 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Yum.

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gmomj June 30, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Looks really good. I like you don’t like (or can’t) cook on the grill so a recipe like this is perfect for me. I thinik I will add this to my fourth of July menu for thoses who don’t eat red meat and like a more modern take on chicken.
Thanks and be sure to take a look at my oven ribs. They are awesome too.

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pinky June 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm

yum, it feels like to try let alone picture
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bhedd June 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

This sounds awesome!

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Tara Aarness June 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Looks amazing and it’ll definitely be tested this weekend. Good to know that it’s perfect for sudden drop by’s, as it seems to be the norm around here. Thanks! :)

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niceartlife June 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm

That’s delicious, yummm!! :-)

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twistedvines June 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Congratulations on Freshly Pressed…This is a great looking Summer dish…The mango salsa sounds delicious…It’s on the top of my must try list!

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pink magic June 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm

looks amazing – time to bust out the grill!

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Chris F. June 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I can relate to this since I make my own salsa. :)

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feastonthecheap June 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm

If you’re a salsa-phile, I’d imagine just about any fruity version you have on hand would sub in nicely!

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cosmopolitangurl June 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm

A recepie i will definately try. Sounds like a treat for the tastebuds!

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nardeeisms June 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Some things are just wrong!

To look at a perfectly delectable looking dish of “Pineapple Barbeque-Glazed Chicken with Mango Salsa” at almost 6:00pm on a Tuesday, and not be able to taste it… is just wrong!

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millie14 June 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm

That plate of food Seriously look soooooooo good to me right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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millie14 June 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm

we can all save money these days.You guys did a great job at that!

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Club Dine In! June 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm

great blog and great way to break down your recipe. This looks so healthy and delicious!!! You can check out my blog for surviving the pitfalls of BBQs.
http://clubdinein.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/healthier-social-eating-bbqs/

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lifeintheboomerlane June 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Yum! I’ll be checking your blog for recipes!

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chansonwang June 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I like your recipe. it’s not that hard but pretty nice!

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sesligoruntulu June 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm

istahim kabardi birden :D

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dare2exist June 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm

yummy lol i need to make this soon!

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squirrelsloveacorns June 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm

This looks so good! Maybe I’ll post some of my recipes sometime.

Thank you!

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Beth Luwandi June 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm

You don’t need my comment but this looks fantastic!
IFFFFF you have time, please tell me what you think of my latest chicken dish. (I think clicking on my face will get you to the home page.) :)

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ullas sharma June 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm

should be yummy!! Thanks.

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Crissy June 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Thanks! Just looking at the pic says it’s “Yum YUm” . :-)

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sweetloveylife June 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

ooh my….. feel so hungry

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Evie Garone June 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Looks Yummy!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!!

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adi June 30, 2010 at 11:54 pm

ehm … yumi the picture its delicious it self,
am sory my english not good he..he..

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thecompletecookbook July 1, 2010 at 12:20 am

A fabulous sounding recipe. Thank you for a superb blog. I have added you to my bogroll and I am looking forward to your next recipe. Mandy

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afscience July 1, 2010 at 12:26 am

Oh my lord this looks delicious. I’ve been trying to find new recipes to try out, might give this a whirl this weekend.

Thanks
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charity17 July 1, 2010 at 1:46 am

saraaaaaaaaaap

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Songbird July 1, 2010 at 1:49 am

Looks amazing (my mouth is watering when writing this) and perfect for a summer lunch! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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foodtable July 1, 2010 at 1:57 am

Love it! Blogroll you to follow. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Lulu July 1, 2010 at 1:58 am

wahoo!! mango salsa! you make my taste buds dance!
great recipe!

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Tara July 1, 2010 at 3:21 am

Oooh thsi looks delicious! It’s going on my ‘must try’ list!

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fdaray July 1, 2010 at 3:48 am

Wow, so looks nice!. Pineapple, chicken and mangoes are my favorites.

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Prosperity X July 1, 2010 at 5:10 am

This looks really delicious.

Being a vegetarian, I think I’ll try it with a Quorn alternative.

Yum :)

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Tess Harris July 1, 2010 at 6:09 am

Mmmm….

Looks delicious!

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Sarees July 1, 2010 at 6:21 am

Looks nice and delicious.

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moro89 July 1, 2010 at 6:39 am

Yummy… I’d just love to eat this!!!!

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greysqrl July 1, 2010 at 6:56 am

That looks very good. :)

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lauren July 2, 2010 at 3:03 am

looks like tasty… must try this

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nigne July 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm

thans for great sharing

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monkeyGrove July 4, 2010 at 7:48 am

Wow ! that’s sound interesting, I love it.

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mkeup July 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm

This sounds amazing! I’ll have to add it to my “to try” list.

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Tommy July 6, 2010 at 3:26 pm

cooked this last week, it was awesome.

so full of flavor!

perfect way to differentiate chicken if you cook it alot!

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feastonthecheap July 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm

So glad to hear that Tommy! We’re thrilled you enjoyed it

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call2write July 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

Thanks for the great recipes, and it’s a huge plus to have them in price categories!

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sweets10inc July 13, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Yum! Looks Great!

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work from home July 15, 2010 at 5:41 am

Delicious dish!
I want this!

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FrancesLee July 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for posting it

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perimarann July 23, 2010 at 1:37 am

Love the use of pineapple and mango!

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CultureChoc2010 July 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Looks delicious!

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Ann Marie July 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I can’t wait to try this! I made something similar the other day, but instead added shrimp and made it a side-sort of salad! Thanks for the recipe!

Ann Marie

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feastonthecheap July 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Shrimp would be fantastic with a pineapple glaze and mango salsa…in fact, that may just be my next meal!

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rrfrenchfry July 28, 2010 at 8:30 am

WOW…looks great. I will definitely try it!!

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Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

This looks awesome! I love “tropical” anything!!! :)

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Keith Greenly November 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Good stuff, do inform me when you post again something like this!

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