Grilled Chicken With Bananas and Strawberries

grilled chicken, bananas and strawberries

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
ready in: 25 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 6 oz. each


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Metal or bamboo skewers
  • 1/2 fresh lime for juice and zest
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 slightly under-ripe bananas, peeled and sliced into 1-inch rounds
  • 8 whole strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Combine ginger, allspice, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, thyme, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Place chicken in a glass or ceramic dish, coat both sides of chicken with the spice mix. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine lime juice and zest, oil, honey and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add bananas and strawberries to bowl and toss to coat with glaze. Thread banana slices crosswise onto skewers, alternating with strawberries. Save remaining glaze.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high. Cook chicken for 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Place fruit skewers on grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes, just until fruit has grill marks. Brush with reserved glaze and turn skewers to grill other sides of fruit.
  5. Serve chicken with grilled fruit and garnish with scallions.
  6. Suggestion: Add steamed rice and a garden salad to complete the meal.

per serving: : 240 calories, 6g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 13g sugars, 24g protein