Spice up your chicken with this colorful salsa

Coming up with a creative dinner can be tricky, especially at the end of a busy day. But this recipe from Gena Knox, founder of the Athens, Ga.-based barbecue and grilling company Fire & Flavor, will have you ringing the dinner bell in less than an hour.

“One of the things I love about chicken is that it soaks up the flavors you pair it with,” Knox says. “A simple rub and chicken cooked to just the right temperature can create a delicious meal for your family.”

Knox’s grilled chicken with strawberry feta salsa is a refreshing summer go-to that adults and kids will enjoy.

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (can substitute with fresh, water packed mozzarella)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced 


  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (6- to 8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves


  • To prepare the salsa, combine strawberries, onion, lime juice, feta and oil in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • To prepare the rub, combine cumin, chili powder, sugar and salt in a small bowl.
  • Brush chicken on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with rub.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium heat. Grill chicken for 6 minutes per side or until meat thermometer reads 165°F. Loosely cover chicken with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped avocado to salsa and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently. Top chicken with salsa and serve. 

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