I really enjoyed this dish and can’t wait to make it for a summer BBQ next year.  It was super easy and delish.  Perfect for our weeknight meal, and healthy to boot!

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Recipe found at Dinner with the Bickfords; originally from Cooking Light

  • 2  tablespoons  fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 1/2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 4  (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1  cup  plum tomato, chopped
  • 2  tablespoons  red onion, finely chopped
  • 2  teaspoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  avocado, peeled and chopped

For the chicken, combine chicken, olive oil, cilantro, and lime juice in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken, and discard marinade.   You can cut the chicken into chunks or strips if desired.  Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray, and add the chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

Salsa: Combine everything but the avocado.  Then gently add in the avocado and serve on top of the chicken.