​Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe With Refreshing Avocado Salsa by Sarah Amona

Grilling Poultry Dinner
a year ago

​Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe With Refreshing Avocado Salsa

Grilled chicken is good all year 'round. This healthy grilled chicken recipe is topped with a fresh, light, bright and healthy avocado and tomato salsa. Ready in under 30 minutes, this is a dinner your family will request again and again.

Serve this quick chicken recipe with black beans, brown rice, quinoa or your favorite grain. Chop the leftovers up for a tasty chicken salad.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 6 ounces avocado (about 1 small avocado)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Here's how to make it:

  1. To make the chicken, in a bowl, whisk together the cilantro, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin and olive oil. Add chicken to the marinade and let stand at room temperature while you prepare the salsa, no more than 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill on high heat. Add the chicken to the grill and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, about 5 minutes per each side. You will notice the chicken start to shrink and plump up when they are done.
  3. To make the salsa, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve the salsa over the chicken.

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Grills $25 & Up
Ground Cumin $3 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up

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Cilantro and avocado and tomato, great combo. 🥑🍅
Elisa Schmitz
Yum yum and yum. Love your clean eating recipes, Sarah Amona !

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