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Grilled pineapple and fresh mint and strawberri­es combine with tangy lemon and a bit of hot pepper flakes to make an interestin­g salsa for grilled chicken. Serves 4; 3 ounces chicken and 1/2 cup salsa per serving 1 teaspoon canola or corn oil Salsa 2 slices fresh pineapple, each 1/2 inch thick, patted dry 1 cup whole strawberri­es (about 5 ounces), diced 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 3 to 4 tablespoon­s chopped fresh mint leaves 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 medium lemon Chicken 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded 2 teaspoons salt-free steak seasoning blend 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the grill on medium high. Brush a grill pan or grill rack with the oil. Heat the grill pan or rack on the grill for about 2 minutes, or until hot. Grill the pineapple for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly, about 2 minutes, before chopping.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining salsa ingredient­s except the lemon. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest, reserving the lemon. Stir the zest and chopped pineapple into the strawberry mixture. Set aside.

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the seasoning blend and salt. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to plates. Squeeze the reserved lemon over the chicken. Serve with the salsa on the side.

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