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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.
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


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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