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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Paleo, Gluten Free, Chicken, Kid Friendly, 30 Minute Meal
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Tender Juicy Cilantro Lime Chicken made with a quick marinade then grilled to lock in all the flavors. This paleo chicken recipe is topped with a fresh zesty Avocado Salsa – a healthy, easy, 30 minute meal you’ll love. 


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Ingredients

Cilantro Lime Chicken:

  • 1.5 lb. boneless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Avocado Salsa:

  • 4 avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, diced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. To a small bowl, add 1/4 cup of lime juice, olive oil, 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, ground cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Whisk until mixed.
  2. Add chicken and marinade to a large ziplock bag. Let chicken marinade for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high heat (about 400 degrees). Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove and let sit.
  4. To make the avocado salsa: add avocado, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, 3 tablespoons lime juice, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic clove, and salt to a small bowl. Gently toss to mix.
  5. Top Cilantro Lime Chicken with fresh Avocado Salsa.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 oz. chicken + salsa
  • Calories: 317
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 239 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 24 g
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg

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