Grilled Chicken Breast with Avocado Salsa

By Rena |

A grilled chicken breast recipe that’s topped with a simple and delicious avocado salsa will be everyone’s go-to chicken recipe for quite some time. This low-carb chicken recipe is perfect for summer grilling and cookouts.

side shot of sliced grilled chicken topped with avocado salsa

Salsas pair so well with a grilled chicken breast recipe. Once you add this delicious avocado salsa with your grilled chicken, you won’t have chicken any other way. The salad adds a lot of juicy and delicious flavors to the chicken dish. The chicken breasts are marinated in a citrusy garlic marinade and then grilled to perfection. This healthy and low-carb grilled chicken recipe is perfect for cookouts or family get together. The perfect meal to add to your dinner table that everyone will love.

why you will love this grilled chicken recipe

  • Simple and easy: it can’t get any easier to make this grilled chicken. all you need to do it marinate the chicken, grill, and then serve with the avocado salsa.
  • Healthy: this grilled chicken breast recipe is perfectly low in carbs for those who are watching their carb intake and are on a keto-diet.
  • Delicious: tender and juicy chicken with each bite, this grilled chicken recipe is full of flavor. You will love it.
top view sliced chicken breast topped with avocado salsa

Ingredients you will need

Below is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this simple grilled chicken breast recipe. Full measurements are listed further down below.

boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4 chicken breasts

For the chicken Marinade:
garlic cloves
olive oil
cilantro
lime juice
seasonings: cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.

For the avocado salsa:
avocado
tomato
red onion
Jalapeños
cilantro
lime
salt and pepper

ingredients to make the grilled chicken with avocado salsa

How to make this grilled chicken breast recipe

  • First, make the marinade and marinate the chicken: To a large bowl, add all the marinade ingredients and mix well to combine. Add in the chicken and mix to get the pieces coated on all sides. Cover and allow it to marinate into the fridge for up to 1 hour.
  • Next, make the avocado salsa: Meanwhile, chop all the veggies for the salsa into small cubes. Then add them to a medium bowl and toss well to combine. Cover and keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.
chopped veggies to make the avocado salsa
  • Grill the chicken breast: Heat a large grill pan or an outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until fully cooked through.
  • Finally, serve with salsa: Once it’s done, allow the chicken to sit for 5 minutes before slicing it. Serve the chicken with the avocado salsa.
chicken breast being grilled on grill pan
sliced grilled chicken breast

Frequently asked questions

How long do you cook chicken breast on the grill?

It depends on the thickness of the chicken breast. If the chicken breast is large and thick with bone, it will need 8-10 minutes on each side over medium heat. Average to thin size chicken breast requires no more than 6-8 minutes per side.

At what temperature should I grill chicken?

If using an outdoor grill, the temperature should be around 350 degrees Fahrenheit to get tender and juicy chicken. You may use a thermometer to check when the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F to check when your chicken is done cooking.

Why is my grilled chicken dry?

If your grilled chicken is dry, it means you cooked the chicken too much. To avoid this from happening, try not to use high heat and allow the chicken to cook slowly for 6-8 minutes per side. The chicken is perfectly ready and juicy when it reaches an internal temperature of 165F.

top view chicken breast sliced with avocado salsa

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side shot of sliced chicken breast topped with avocado salsa

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Recipe notes and tips

  • Use lean chicken breast. you may use chicken tenders or boneless chicken thighs.
  • don’t like avocados? use many or peach, they taste just as great with chicken.
  • for a less spicy salsa, you may skip the jalapeno. 
  • if the avocado is large use only one. otherwise, you may use 2 small-sized avocados.
  • use fresh garlic and cilantro for the best flavors.
  • marinating the chicken is important for juicy and flavorful chicken. but if pressed for time you can marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • any other oil in place of the olive oil will work. try avocado oil.
side shot of sliced grilled chicken breast

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side shot of sliced grilled chicken topped with avocado salsa

Grilled Chicken Breast with Avocado Salsa

Simple and easy to make chicken breast recipe that's topped with avocado salsa. Tender and juicy chicken that's perfect for every occasion.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4 chicken breasts

Marinade:

  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 lime juice, and zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 small ripe but firm avocados or 1 large, diced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To a large bowl, add all the marinade ingredients and mix well to combine.
  • Add in the chicken and mix to get the pieces coated on all sides. Cover and allow it to marinate into the fridge for up to 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, chop all the veggies for the salsa into small cubes. Then add them to a medium bowl and toss well to combine. Cover and keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Heat a large grill pan or an outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until fully cooked through.
  • Once it’s done, allow the chicken to sit for 5 minutes before slicing it. Serve the chicken with the avocado salsa.

Notes

  • Use lean chicken breast. you may use chicken tenders or boneless chicken thighs.
  • don’t like avocados? use many or peach, they taste just as great with chicken.
  • for a less spicy salsa, you may skip the jalapeno. 
  • if the avocado is large use only one. otherwise, you may use 2 small-sized avocados.
  • use fresh garlic and cilantro for the best flavors.
  • marinating the chicken is important for juicy and flavorful chicken. but if pressed for time you can marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • any other oil in place of the olive oil will work. try avocado oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 1334mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg
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