GRILLED CHICKEN WITH FRESH CHERRY SALSA
Get creative with the bounty of the season with your BBQ. Stone fruit can add sweetness and interest to the summer table, and we especially like this interesting cherry salsa to go with any grilled chicken, venison or pork. Fresh, juicy fruit with this easy summer dish that looks and tastes amazing.
Roughly chop cherries and put in a big bowl. Add red onion and lemon juice. Add fresh basil and honey, salt and balsamic vinegar. Cover and keep in fridge while you grill the chicken.
Heat a grill pan over a medium-high heat or fire up the BBQ. Place chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag.
Using a heavy pan or rolling pin, pound the breasts to uniform thickness. Season both sides of the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill the breasts over a medium-high heat for 4 mins a side, or until cooked through. Let the cooked chicken rest for 5 mins.
Take salsa out of fridge and mix to combine. Place chicken on a plate and spoon or drizzle salsa on top.
700 grams cherries, pitted
½ cup red onion, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoons honey
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 chicken breasts
Extra virgin olive oil