Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa (Keto)

Healthy Cilantro Lime grilled chicken topped with fresh avocado salsa making this dish a DELICIOUS low-carb & Keto Dinner in under 30 minutes!Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa  Grilled chicken is a great lunch and dinner option because it’s low in fat and high in protein. Pair this zesty cilantro lime grilled chicken with avocado salsa and you’ve got yourself a dish that will become a family favorite! We make this dish at least once a week because of how fresh, healthy, delicious and easy it is to make.

The flavor of the cilantro lime chicken along with the fresh avocado, tomato, onion, and lime is a combo made in heaven. This tasty meal is a must try especially if you are on a low-carb or keto diet. The lean chicken and avocado will keep you full for hours with just 5 net carbs (minus fiber) per serving! Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa The chicken can be marinated ahead of time and kept in the fridge or freezer for easy prep. If you’re in a rush and do not have time to marinate the chicken, use the chicken right away and it will still taste great.

To Make grilled CIlantro Lime Chicken you will need:

  • Fresh boneless, skinless chicken
  • Garlic, minced or crushed
  • Fresh Squeezed lime juice
  • cilantro
  • seasoning

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl or ziplock bag and use right away or marinate up to 24 hours in the Refridgerator.
Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa Grill the chicken on an outdoor grill or indoors in a heavy duty cast iron pan or skillet (<-this is the one I use and my favorite for grilling chicken!). Use an instant-read thermometer and cook until the temperature reached 160F or until the chicken is firm and no longer pink.
Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa While the chicken is grilling, prepare the salsa by chopping up (as big or small as you’d like) avocado, tomato, onion, and cilantro. Gently combine the chopped veggies along with with a drizzle of lime and a dash of salt & pepper.

To prepare ahead of time: prepare no longer than 2 hours ahead of time and cover the avocado salsa with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

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Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Healthy Cilantro Lime grilled chicken breasts topped with fresh avocado salsa making this dish a DELICIOUS low-carb & Keto Dinner in under 30 minutes! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, grilled chicken, guacamole, healthy, keto, low-carb, salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 468 kcal

Ingredients

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

For the Marinade

  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 avocados diced
  • 2 small (or 1 large tomato) chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno de-seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • fresh cracked pepper & salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the marinade and set aside. 

  2. Pound the breasts to even thickness or slice in half horizontally to get evenly sized breasts and add to the bowl of marinade. Mix through until the chicken is fully coated in the marinade. Use right away if needed or marinate for 30-minutes or up to 12 hours.

  3. Grill chicken over medium-high heat or in a large heavy-duty skillet on the stovetop for 5-6 minutes per side or until the inside is cooked through and the outside is charred. Top with fresh avocado salsa and serve immediately.

To Make Avocado Salsa

  1. While the chicken is grilled, combine all the ingredients for the salsa in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap in the fridge until ready to use. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4th of the dish))
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 501mg 21%
Potassium 1288mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 19.7%
Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Comments

    Lor

    Excellent recipe. Easy to prepare and so delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful. Absolutely loved it.

    Jessica Espinosa

    This is so good and flavorful – made it several times now!

    Charity

    This was fantastic! My teen daughter usually complains that we always have chicken. She went back for more tonight. This is a keeper!

      Layla

      Sounds just like my daughter! I’m happy to hear that she liked it 😉

    K

    This recipe was delightful! Loved how flavorful, but simple it was. I served it alongside some Mexican style cauli rice, and it was great!

    Lori allison

    You had me at avocado! The salsa is basically how i make my guac and I even added pepperoncini to this salsa. easy dish, super delish! thank you.

    IValyn

    This is a favorite ready…

    Ivalyn

    These recipe’s are delectable i cant wait to try them all.

    Dawn Conklin

    Delicious and easy to make! I made it on our outdoor grill, but that is my favorite way to cook in the summer. I would also do this in a cast iron frying pan on cooler days:) This recipe is definitely a keeper, the whole family loved it.

    Liv

    absolutely delicious and so fast an easy to make. The whole family loved it. Thank you for posting this recipe. Will definitely make it again.

    Billie Jean Trinchitella

    Looks like Delicious recipes

    Latonya

    Awesome recipe! Made 8 chicken breasts instead of 4 for a big family dinner. Everyone loved it!

    N.B

    Amazing !!!!!! 😀 thank yoU !

    bonnie gallaway

    Better than a great Mexican restaurant!

    Joy

    Can i SUBSTITUTE parsley for ciLantro?

    Jane

    Made this recipe today, absolutely loved it, my husband, daughter & myself polished off THE whole lot!! Served with a mixed SALAD for our Sunday lunch. This is most definitely going into my recipe book!

    Sheila

    Whoo hoo, I had it and it was delicious!

    Rhea

    this was aMazing!!!!!!!!!

    Kathy

    Phenomenal recipe. Made as written except used chicken tenderloins instead of breasts. Put the grilled chicken on a large platter and cover with the salsa. It looked beautiful. Served with brocolli and roasted new potatoes with rosemary and it was a huge hit! Highly recommend!

    Leah Bridges

    I would give this recipe 10 stars if that was an option. It is delicious. Have made it twice in the last week.

    beth lancaster

    This was delicious and very easy! will definitely make this again!

    Pat Jablonski

    Jalapeno in the video but not in the recipe. Which is it?

      Alice

      It was listed in my viewing stating it was “optional”

    Susan Laverty

    Hi, What grill did you use. I”m interested in buying an indoor grill

      Northern belle

      That’s not an indoor grill in the video. It’s a staub grill pan used on a cook top. They ate a out $100 at williams sonoma and other retailers.

    Heather

    I’m not on a keto diet, just obsessed with AVOCADOs. This was so refreshing and delicious. It will definitely be added in my recipe rotation!

    Suzanne

    We aren’t really doing “keto,” but this looks like a perfect summer dinner for my family. It sounds amazing!

    Sandra Caudle

    Made this tonight and this was so good. Best meal I’ve as since I started eating clean a month ago!!! Thank you for sharing.

    Kristy Hasty

    This was amazing!! My kids loved it and kept telling me how good it was. Win win!! My new recipe