Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

This is a super quick and easy meal idea, perfect for a busy weeknight! The chicken is marinated in a combination of lime juice, olive oil and cilantro – I marinated mine for 20 minutes, but the original recipe only called for 3 minutes, so no worries if you’re in a rush. The chicken is grilled and then topped with a tomato-avocado salsa. It almost seems too simple, but the result is big on flavor and healthy as well! My favorite kind of summer meal for sure, and one step closer to fully jumping on the avocado bandwagon.

By Tracey

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

adapted from Cooking Light



  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 oz each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced (seeds and ribs removed)
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch cubes


Whisk together the cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil in a bowl. Add the chicken and marinate for 10 minutes on the first side, then flip and marinate for an additional 10 minutes on the second side.

Meanwhile, set a grill pan over medium high heat (you could also cook the chicken outside on your grill if you’d rather). Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the chicken from the marinade and season with the salt. Place the chicken on the grill pan and cook for about 6 minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160-165 F. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.

While the chicken rests, make the salsa: Mix the tomato, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Add the avocado and gently mix to combine. Spoon the salsa over the chicken to serve.

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