Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe With Cucumber Relish

This is a great Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe but the cucumber relish really puts it over the top. The relish is so good you might consider making it often and serving it with other summer recipes.

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

It also can be easily expanded to serve at picnics or buffets.

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Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe with Cucumber Relish
Prep Time
1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
1 hr 21 mins
 

Grilled chicken breasts are great on their own but add in the cucumber relish and you have real winner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Grilling
Servings: 4
Calories: 220 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 medium cucumbers peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Blend together the ground cumin and the chili powder. Add the olive oil and stir well.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with kosher salt and black pepper, then coat each chicken breast with some of the cumin and chili powder mixture.
  3. Marinate the chicken breasts for at least 1 hour and up to four hours.
  4. To make the relish, combine the diced cucumber with the yellow bell pepper and red onion. Add the crushed red chili flakes and season the relish with kosher salt and black pepper. Mix in the minced parsley and white wine vinegar.
  5. Refrigerate the relish in a covered container for about 1 hour - this will give the flavors time to blend.
  6. Light a charcoal barbecue or a gas grill. Cook the chicken breasts, turning once, until they are cooked through, about 8 minutes per side.
  7. Hint: If you would like the chicken to cook a little faster, pound them between two sheets of plastic before marinating them - they should cook in about half the time.
  8. When the chicken is finished, garnish each breast with a couple of tablespoons of the cucumber relish spooned over the top. Any extra can be served on the side.

A Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe Worth Trying!

Food For Thought – You might like the cucumber relish a little spicier – add a dash or two of hot sauce, such as Tabasco. And you can substitute your favorite herb for the parsley. Try 1 tablespoon of fresh dill, finely minced. And feel free to use red or green bell peppers instead of the yellow. You can also make a confetti mix by using a little of each color available.

Good To Know – The cucumbers will release much of their liquid soon after they are cut, so you might want to strain out some of the liquid if you make the relish the day before or want to serve the remaining relish the next day.

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