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Caribbean BBQ Chicken


A popular island favorite, this amazing tropical dish will liven up any party. For an extra kick, try it alongside mango salsa.


8 pitted prunes
3 cloves garlic
1⁄2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons canola oil (may substitute a healthier oil: coconut, walnut, avocado)


  1. In a blender, purée the prunes, garlic, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce and spices.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, pound the chicken to an even 1/2-inch thick fillet. Pour the prune purée into the bag to coat the chicken evenly.
  3. In a large, nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat until shimmering. Sauté the chicken in two batches until lightly charred and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.


From the Kitchen of:
Kate Sherwood; tested by Haley Baron. Nutrition Action Health Letter, January/February 2015