Chicken Breasts with Plum Salsa and Basmati Rice


Skinless chicken breasts are seasoned with rosemary and pan-fried, then served over basmati rice with a unique, sweet and spicy plum and habaneros salsa. Pair with green beans and toasted pine nuts.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
2 servings


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice, rinsed and drained

  • ¾ pound plums, pitted and chopped

  • ½ medium red onion, minced

  • 3 habanero peppers, seeded and minced

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ¾ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  1. Place water in a medium saucepan, and stir in the rice. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and fluff with a fork.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix until well combined the plums, onion, habanero peppers, cilantro, and sugar. Cover, and refrigerate about 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, season chicken with fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper.

  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken breasts in hot oil, and brown about 1 minute per side. Reduce heat to medium, and cook chicken about 5 more minutes per side. Serve over rice with plum salsa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

660 Calories
8g Fat
99g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 660
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 796mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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