Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Brett and I got an indoor/outdoor George Foreman Grill for our wedding three years ago and while we’ve talked about upgrading for a while, we haven’t ever taken the plunge because to be honest, we love our George Foreman.  It’s actually the perfect size for our small patio deck and it gets the job done. 

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa is originally from Cooking Light.  It can be cooked outside on the grill, or grilled in a pan stove top. Either way it makes a great lighter meal for those warm summer days ahead.

We served our chicken with a few chips to help scoop up the salsa, but it’d be great with a side of black beans or some rice as well.  We also used chicken tenders instead of full breasts, but either will do.

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 
11/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (or 8 chicken tenders)
1/4 teaspoon salt 
Cooking spray
1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 2) 
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped
To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.  Or grill on an outdoor grill.
To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken.

source:  My Recipes originally from Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 289
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Protein: 35.6g


  1. This is healthy right? Do you know the calories on this by chance? John is in hard core mode over here and needs to know the stats on everything when we eat…

  2. claire May 16, 2011

    love how you included the nutritional information!

    i am attempting to watch what i eat (bathing suit season is near) and this will definitely be added to the menu!

  3. Laura May 16, 2011

    Wow, this sounds amazing! I LOVE cilantro so much…it makes everything taste so fresh. Can’t wait to try out this recipe…thanks for sharing!

  4. Muncher Cruncher May 17, 2011

    Kristy that looks so good!!

  5. Luiz Claudio May 24, 2011

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  6. Anonymous July 16, 2012

    I just made this tonight. It was fresh, juicy, and acidic all at the same time!! :) And the tomatoes neutralized it and added sweetness. So overall it was a great combination of flavors! Great recipe. I plan on making these again into fajitas.


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