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Dinner has never looked so summery or tasted as good. This Tropical Salsa Grilled Chicken is a fiesta in your mouth and on your plate, friends.

Imagine having guests over and serving up this. Nobody would complain, right?

Plus this gorgeous entree is dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, and Whole30 compliant. See, it’s not just a pretty face. It’s pretty on the inside too.

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Plus it’s easy. Marinade. Chop. Grill. Eat.

The Tropical Salsa is made from pineapple, oranges, cilantro, jalapeno, and Coconut Aminos. The jalapeno does not make it spicy. It’s all just so sweet and yummy!

I am in love with this salsa. It’s really love, y’all. And the salsa feels the same about me so let’s not make it weird. (But I just did, didn’t I?)

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I used a combination of Navel and Cara Cara oranges because I love the color contrast between the two. Cara Cara orange have a lovely pinkish-red flesh. It reminds me of a grapefruit without the sourness. You can obviously just use Navel if that’s what you have.

I recommend using all fresh ingredients. I know that you can get pineapple in a can. It’s not quite the same. Fresh ingredients from the produce department or your local farmer’s market will win out every single time.

Now it’s your turn. Give this Tropical Salsa Grilled Chicken a try and let me know what you think!

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5 from 12 votes

Tropical Salsa Grilled Chicken

By Christina
Dinner has never looked so summery or tasted as good. This Tropical Salsa Grilled Chicken is a colorful entree that is sure to impress!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • 4 chicken breasts


  • 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos, Original
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Tropical Salsa

  • 1/2 cup pineapple, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup oranges, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, cored and finely diced
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut Aminos, Original
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  • Slice chicken breasts horizontally so you have 8 chicken cutlets. This makes your chicken thin so they'll cook faster and absorb even more marinade.
  • Add chicken cutlets and all marinade ingredients to a large ziploc bag. Remove excess air from the bag and seal closed. Let chicken marinade for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • While chicken is marinading combine all Tropical Salsa ingredients together in a bowl and stir.
  • Place your marinated chicken on the grill. Grill for 5-7 minutes, flip, grill other side for 5-7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Cooking time varies depending on the thickness of your chicken.
  • Remove chicken from grill and plate. Top with Tropical Salsa. Serve!


Nutritional information is based on serving size being two chicken cutlets (1 full breast). You could possibly serve 6 - 8 with this recipe since there are 8 cutlets; however, some of those may be a little small.


Calories: 313kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 144mg, Sodium: 1273mg, Potassium: 899mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 150IU, Vitamin C: 26.6mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says:

    I love that this is simple enough to make on a weeknight but impressive enough to entertain – so gorgeous! That tropical salsa looks so good, I’m going to need to make a double batch for leftovers!

  2. Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica says:

    Love the marinade + salsa ingredients. Many of my fave flavours!

  3. Suzanne says:

    This looks so good! What a great crowd pleaser for when you have company!

  4. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for sharing! Does the salsa work for other dishes?