Grilled Chicken With Blueberry-Peach Salsa

A zesty, fruity salsa is the perfect sidekick for smoky grilled chicken.

Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Peach Salsa
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

This recipe will become your new go-to summer dinner. Chicken thighs are seasoned with a mixture of chili powder, brown sugar, and lime before they're grilled to smoky perfection. Meanwhile, dress a bright blueberry-peach salsa in lime juice and toss in chopped onion and cilantro for a zingy, irresistible topping. Chewy farro rounds out the meal, but feel free to use another grain, like rice or quinoa. Try the blueberry-peach salsa served with grilled fish or shrimp too.


  • 1.50 cups pearled or semi-pearled farro

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grill grates

  • 2 teaspoons lime zest plus 1/4 cup fresh juice (from 3 limes), divided

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (6 oz.)

  • 1 cup chopped fresh peach (from 1 large peach)

  • .50 cup chopped red onion

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in farro and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring occasionally, until farro is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, stir together chili powder, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon lime zest, and 2 tablespoons lime juice in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat.

  3. Stir together blueberries, peach, onion, cilantro, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon lime zest, and 2 tablespoons lime juice in a bowl.

  4. Oil grates and preheat grill to high (450°F to 500°F). Grill chicken, covered, until browned and a thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 165°F, about 5 minutes per side. Serve chicken over farro, topped with salsa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

649 Calories
19g Fat
67g Carbs
56g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 649
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 1118mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 56g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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