Monday, July 16, 2012

Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Grilled chicken is a quintessential summer meal.  My husband isn't a huge fan of grilled chicken but mostly because it's under-seasoned or over-grilled.  The other night, I took care of the seasoning department and he did the grilling and the end result was really good.  We ate this with watermelon and corn on the cob.  I think it would also be great with Spanish rice and beans.  Get outside and grill . . . it's a lot cooler this week!
Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa (serves 4)
adapted from Cooking Light 4/09

2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 1/2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder (I used a ground chipotle powder)
salt and pepper

Mix these ingredients together in a shallow bowl and add 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts.  Marinate for about 15 minutes, turning a few times so that both sides of the chicken are well coated.

Grill the chicken.  (I don't grill so I don't have much more specific instructions - my husband says it was about 5-6 minutes each side on Medium-high heat on his gas grill).

Mix together these ingredients and serve it on top of the chicken:
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 small avocado, chopped
2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion (I used red onion)
3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
salt, pepper, a sprinkle more of cumin, a little tabasco


  1. I have something similar: a lime cilantro chicken salad on my old blog at the moment!

  2. Tried this the other night. It was soo good! I just loved the flavor!