Grilled Chicken with an Avocado Tomato Salsa


Grilled Chciken with Avocado Tomato Salsa
It is time for another edition of Holiday Recipe Club.  I am pretty sure you can guess what we are celebrating today ….. Cinco de Mayo!  Gotta love the Americans, we will celebrate pretty much any holiday that involves food and drinks.  Doesn’t really matter if we are from that country or not.  Any excuse to eat, right?

This time our challenge ingredients were dulce de leche, tomatoes, or chorizo.  I really wanted to do something with dulce de leche, but we are trying to eat better around here.  Which means, I have cut back out on my baking :(  Sad, sad day.  But a few pounds need to go.

This chicken is full of flavor, and good for you.  Who wouldn’t love chicken with lots of lime flavor, and then covered in avocados and tomatoes.  Perfect with my Mango Citrus Cooler, or a Skinny Girl Margarita.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Yields 4

Chicken marinated in a lime juice, grilled and then topped with an avocado tomato salsa

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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    For the Chicken:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • For the Salsa:
  • 2 avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (I used Roma's)
  • 3 Tbls onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbls cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag combine all the ingredients for the chicken. Add chicken, and marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill chicken for about 6 minutes a side, or until cooked all the way through. Meanwhile prepare the salsa. Mix all the salsa ingredients together in a bowl. Stir until well combined.
  3. To serve, place about 1/4 cup of salsa over each chicken breast. Garish with additional lime wedges if desired.




  1. This would make for a perfect meal. Absolutely perfect for Cinco De Mayo! I love the first picture!

  2. Oh, gosh, I could eat a huge bowl of that salsa! What a yummy dish, Erin!!!!

  3. Your dish looks DIVINE!!! Feliz cinco de mayo!!!

  4. How perfect for Cinco de Mayo, and you’re right – the Mango Citrus Cooler would make a great drink!

  5. Awesome dish for HRC! The chicken looks amazing, and I bet that salsa is just out of this world. I usually don’t add tomatoes to my guac but I will definitely have to try it next time.

  6. Perfect recipe! I have cooked chicken, avocado and all the other ingredients. I’m going to make this for my lunch today! Ohh, I can’t wait! I better get chopping! If you didn’t already know, I love this dish!!

  7. Wow, this looks SO good. I love avocados on anything–this salsa is rockin my stockins off! :)

  8. What a perfect dish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with. Looks and sounds SO tasty! I was thinking about making street tacos tonight along with some great salsa – will have to check yours out. Have a great weekend!

  9. A perfect recipe for Cindo de Mayo … Cheers!

  10. All the Cinco de Mayo recipes look so good and yours is no exception! The salsa topping sounds so yummy!

  11. Love this one, I am grilling chicken tonight for Cinco de Mayo too, and making a new recipe for Mexican pasta. Right now I am wishing I had a big bite of this grilled chicken. The lighting on your photos looks great :)

  12. That looks, simple, healthy and delicious! It’s a recipe that will surely come out a winner on our table. Thanks Erin for sharing!

  13. Tomato avocado salsa? Maybe I cannot use chicken but I know I have to make it – yum 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. As someone who eats chicken at least 4 days a week, I love trying new ways. Your recipe looks delicious and it looks full of flavor. Pretty too. Can’t wait to try this!

  15. I feel like I’ve gained 10 pounds just by looking at everybody’s Cinco de Mayo specials! Yours is outstanding and something I will most likely try at home!

  16. This looks so good Erin. I love grilled chicken. My hubs would love the salsa over it. Such a nice touch.

  17. Your salsa is so pretty and colorful and I bet delicious! Nice choice for HRC!

  18. All those limes—call it margarita chicken! Maybe you could trick yourself into not having a real calorific drink—but then again, I couldn’t. :) Great and healthy recipe—love it.

  19. YUM! Great way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! Beautiful pics :)


  20. Yes. yes yes yes yes. all day everyday.

  21. This sounds like a chicken dish I could eat every day of the week! Yum, avocado and tomato salsa!!

  22. Grilled chicken is a regular summertime meal at my house and I love how you’ve spiced it up! Definitely a must try :)

  23. Yummy, Erin! I like to use salsas on meat and fish. It’s a great way to enjoy them without eating a ton of chips!

  24. Happy Cinco de Mayo (a day late now…)! Your Grilled Chicken with an Avocado Tomato Salsa looks absolutely amazing! We made gucamole and had planned to make spicy chicken enchiladas, but never got to it because the appatizer was so filling!

  25. Hope you had a wonderful Cinco de Mayo weekend! I’d be happy eating this all year around. :-)

  26. I wasn’t home for Cinco de Mayo, but this would be fabulous for dinner any day!

  27. This looks great and perfect for the holiday weekend. Sorry I’m late to comment… the email got sent to my spam folder so I didn’t see it until today. Hope you had a great weekend. :)

  28. YUM! I love avocado. Well, I love anything that is even remotely Mexican. This looks fab!

  29. Erin, what a great way to jazz up a plain chicken breast–you’ve given it lots of color and flavor!

  30. All these flavors scream Cinco de Mayo…love it.

  31. This sounds so tasty. I can see myself making this all summer! I will eat anything with tomatoes or avocados in it so perfect for me :) So glad you were able to join us for cinco de mayo!

  32. Holy chicken guacamole! I am so making this when I finish moving! This looks very yummy and simple. :-)

  33. I searched Google for a recipe for chicken that I could make with some leftover guacamole I had…oh my goodness this is SO good!!! The marinade is so easy, fast, and it is so delicious! As simple as it is, it gives the chicken so much flavor. It is so fresh and flavorful. I will be using this recipe over and over again! Thank you!!!

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