Incredibly tender Cilantro Lime Chicken served with a crazy delicious Avocado Salsa. A healthy dinner recipe that’s quick and easy to make but looks fancy. (This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission)
This Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa needs to be on your dinner menu this week! Especially if you have a busy week ahead! It’s baseball season around here which in a nutshell means, busy busy busy! Three out of my four boys are playing this year and it seems like it’s nonstop practices and games. In fact, this coming weekend our games overlap so it will be interesting, lol!
I find that when my schedule is really busy, dinner is the one thing that gets compromised. I tend to make the same easy dinner recipes to maintain my sanity. 🙂 This Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa, sponsored by California Avocado Commission, is one of my go-to recipes for a few reasons.
- First of all, it’s chicken, which all four of my kids will actually eat.
- Secondly, it’s marinated chicken, which is the only way I eat chicken, lol! If I know I’m going to have a busy night, I’ll make the marinade and throw it in the fridge until I can cook it later that night.
- Third, it’s healthy and seriously SO yummy!
This month’s theme for the California Avocado Commission is Impress in 30 Minutes or Less. Um, hello! This is totally my kind of theme! Most of my meals on YHE are quick and easy.
The Avocado Salsa is what really makes this chicken recipe shine! It’s a simple mixture of California Avocados, tomatoes, shallots, cilantro and spices. Paired with this Cilantro Lime Chicken, it’s seriously a match made in heaven!
Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
- 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4-6)
- Juice of 3 limes
- 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. honey or more to taste
- 1 tsp. kosher salt or more to taste
- fresh cracked pepper
- 2 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
- 2 avocados diced
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- 1/4 cup shallot finely diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- fresh cracked pepper & salt to taste
- Combine the marinade ingredients in a food processor and blend. Pour into a large resealable bag and add chicken and marinate for a few minutes, up to overnight.
- Mix together Avocado Salsa ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
- Grill chicken over medium-high heat (or on stovetop) until no longer pink inside. Serve chicken with avocado salsa and enjoy!
If you liked this recipe, you might like these too:
Southwest Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad with Avocado Dressing
(Thank you to the California Avocado Commission for sponsoring this post!)
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Kelsey Rickert says
WOW! This looks so good! I am making this soon! PS both my kids are in baseball/softball and I feel you on the crazy schedules!
This was DELICIOUS! My entire family absolutely loved it-including my 13 year old son! Will definitely be in a regular rotation in our home!
I’m so happy you liked it!! Thank you for the sweet comment!
Hi, the recipe sounds delicious. Just a quick clarification, in the ingredient list on the beginning Pinterest screen it lists coriander, but in the actual recipe it’s not listed. Just wondering where the coriander fits in.
That is so weird! Thank you for pointing this out. I did add ground coriander to the marinade and it was left off the ingredient list so I just re-added it. No clue why the pin would say 1 and 1/4 CUPS coriander! Thanks again for pointing that out. I hope you try it, it’s really delicious and easy!
I made this last night and WOW!!! It was AMAZING! My husband loved it too….can’t wait to make it for other family. This will be on the regular menu. Next time I’m going to try saving a little of the marinade (before adding the chicken) and put the chicken and salsa over a bed of spinach and drizzle with the marinade.
I’m so happy you liked it Marilyn!! Thank you for the comment!
Scott R. says
Superb! I am the “chef” in our family and have somewhat gourmet tastes, so I am generally not enthused about online recipes, but this one, however, this one is really great! I followed your recipe pretty closely, only increasing the amount of avocado and the amount of minced garlic.
My particular preference is to slowly grill the chicken and right before pulling it off, raise the heat and let the outside char just a bit, We ate this with a side of roasted garlic asparagus and a small garden salad. I don’t think we could have gone more healthy!
Like another commenter said, we too will be adding this to our list of special dinner recipes!
WOW! I’m thrilled you liked it this much! It’s on rotation at my house and I’m so glad you liked it too! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment! 🙂
Mary Schuster says
Could I get the recipe for cilantro lime chicken with avocado salsa?
Sure thing! It’s right at the bottom of the post, and it’s even printable. I hope you’ll try it out!
WOW!!!!! Amazing!!!!! Making this for the second time. The whole family enjoyed, even the little kids 😉 Definitely keeping this recipe!
Thank you so much, Kristie!
Made this tonight! It was amazing.. thanks for sharing this recipe. My husband and I loved it and will be adding it in rotation for sure!
I’m so happy you liked it! Thanks for the nice comment!
By any chance do you know the calories, fat and protein? I am so looking forward to making this!
Hi Rebecca! I just updated this post with the nutrition facts! This is such a good recipe, I hope you’ll give it a try!
Teresa Andrews says
This recipe was quick, easy, healthy and delicious. We loved it! 5 thumbs up from a house full of picky eaters!!
This recipe is fabulous! It’s definitely a 5 star recipe! I was wondering if I could freeze the raw chicken marinade and defrost and grill at a later time? Thanks!
Yes, you definitely can freeze it! I have a friend who does that all the time!
My family and I just kept saying how good this was as we were eating it for the first time! Very good and easy! We will definitely make this again ( and again…)!! The Avocado salsa was very good and went so well with the flavors of the marinated chicken!