Chicken Breast with Peach Blueberry Salsa and Grilled Polenta


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Chicken Breast with Peach Blueberry Salsa and Grilled Polenta

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Plate of grilled chicken breast topped with peach blueberry salsa and grilled polenta

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    Peach and blueberry salsa ... we love it on grilled chicken. But we suspect there are pork chops, shrimp, and fish tacos out there calling its name. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    2 c. Hy-Vee chicken stock
    1 c. Hy-Vee heavy cream
    1 ½ c. quick cooking polenta
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee finely shredded Parmesan
    3 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
    1 pt. fresh blueberries
    3 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
    ½ c. red onion, diced
    2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
    1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    Hy-Vee salt, to taste
    Hy-Vee black pepper, to taste
    Hy-Vee ground cumin, to taste

    Things To Grab

    • Medium saucepan
    • Whisk
    • 8x8-inch baking pan
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Medium bowl
    • Meat thermometer


    1. For grilled polenta, in a medium saucepan, bring chicken stock and heavy cream to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, slowly whisk in the polenta and season with 1 teaspoon black pepper. Continue to whisk until the mixture starts to thicken, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add thyme, butter and Parmesan. Continue to stir until well combined and very thick. Pour into a greased 8-by-8-inch pan, smoothing out the top. Cool completely. Cut into desired shape. Grill cut polenta, about 3 minutes on each side.

    2. Meanwhile, for peach blueberry salsa, combine peaches, blueberries, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and jalapeno. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes. When working with hot peppers, wear protective gloves.
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    3. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and cumin. Preheat grill for direct cooking to medium-high heat. Grill chicken for 8 to 10 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

    4. Serve chicken topped with peach blueberry salsa and grilled polenta.

    Nutrition facts


    770 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 37g
    • Cholesterol: 195mg
    • Sodium: 560mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 69g
    • Protein: 41g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 35%
    Vitamin C 40%
    Iron 20%
    Calcium 20%