Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

It’s grilling time with marinated cilantro lime chicken. To jazz it up, I’m using Avocado Salsa as a topper. Yum! Creamy avocado, onions, and chili pepper make a great summertime salsa. Use as a topper for grilled fish or chicken, or just dip tortilla chips in it.  The longer the chicken can marinate, the better it is.





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Summer is a time for grilling and easy fixings.  This chicken is tasty by itself but is even better with a little salsa.


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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Use organic when available


Cilantro Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa

A tasty main dish with the wonderful tropical flavors of ilantrol and lime. Serve with spicy avocado salsa. Use organic when available.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, avocado salsa, chicken, cilantro, cilantro lime chicken, salsa, strawberry lime water
Servings 4 servings


Ingredients For The Chicken 

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

Ingredients for Avocado Salsa

  • 2 avocados, peeled, seeded, & diced
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tbps red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in a large plastic bag. Add the marinade. Let the chicken marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick oil.
  • Place the chicken in the pan and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked all the way through. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • To make the avocado salsa, add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Toss gently to mix.
  • Top cilantro lime chicken with fresh avocado salsa and serve with rice.
  • Serve with pure and refreshing sparkling water with fresh lime.




Cilantro Lime Chicken




Cilantro Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa




Avocado Salsa to top the Cilantro Lime Chicken









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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

28 thoughts to “Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa”

  1. Mmmmm… We grill until it is absolutely too cold to go out there! 😉 This recipe sounds delicious with lime and cilantro combined. pinned -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Thanks. I’m happy it brought back good memories for you. Sounds like me and friends with guacamole!

  2. Wow !! It looks really delicious! I love when there are a lot of colorful vegetables on the plates!
    Have a happy new week !

  3. Hi Carol, this sounds really nice for a change. In the summer I keep cooking to a basic minimum, favouring salads and light pasta dishes, but this sounds good. Avos are in season at the moment and I’ve seen limes. I’d like to give tis recipe a try.


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