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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

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Let’s make Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa. This dish marries the zesty punch of lime with the distinctive, aromatic presence of cilantro, complemented by the creamy richness of avocado. Ready to savor every bite? Let’s get cooking!


  • For the Cilantro Lime Chicken:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2-3 limes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for heat)
  • For the Avocado Salsa:
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
  • In a bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, honey, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Place chicken breasts in the marinade, ensuring they are fully coated. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours for deeper flavor.
  1. Prepare the Avocado Salsa:
  • In a medium bowl, gently mix the diced avocados, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to let the flavors meld.
  1. Cook the Chicken:
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting excess drip off. Grill the chicken for 6-7 minutes per side, or until fully cooked through and charred on the outside. Internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  1. Serve:
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking, then slice or serve whole. Top with a generous scoop of avocado salsa.

This Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa pleases the palate with its balance of freshness, tanginess, and creaminess and harmonizing flavors. Enjoy this delightful culinary creation!

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