Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 14 mins

My Mother-in-law found this recipe in a McCormick Spices Cookbook flier and made a few adjustments. It is a simple, quick and delicious way to grill chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded out to 1/4 inch thickness
  • 1 12 teaspoons mccormick grill-mates montreal roasted garlic brand poultry seasoning
  • 12 cup mild salsa
  • salt and pepper
  • 13 cup apricot preserves or 13 cup jam or 13 cup peach preserves or 13 cup jam or 13 cup seedless strawberry preserves or 13 cup jam
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Directions:.
  2. Salt and pepper chicken breasts to taste in a 9x13 dish.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning and allow to set for 30 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together remaining salsa, preserves, lemon juice, and chili powder.
  5. Grill chicken over medium coals 6-7 minutes per side or until done. Brush with salsa mixture during the last 3 minutes of grilling.
Most Helpful

I used spicy salsa and that made it extra spicy. I also deleted the chili powder as the salsa was spicy. It was very juicy and tender!

maureen777 September 14, 2012

PAC 2010 recipe I chose. And what a wonderful choice I made. I used strawberry jam as that is what I had on hand.

Shirl (J) 831 April 07, 2010

We grill a lot of chicken and boy did we love this recipe! I used medium salsa to give it just a little bite. I was intrigued by the idea of using strawberry preserves so that's what I used and it was terrific. This recipe produced some great, tender and flavorful chicken - thanks for sharing it! Made for Fall PAC 2009

loof September 13, 2009