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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Updated: Dec 13, 2020


  1. 4 6 oz. chicken breast halves boneless and skinless

  2. 1 TBSP lime zest

  3. ⅓ cup fresh lime juice

  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil plus more for brushing grill

  5. 1½ TSP honey

  6. ⅓ cup chopped cilantro plus more for serving

  7. 3 cloves garlic minced

  8. salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1½ medium avocados diced ripe but semi-firm

  2. 2 medium roma tomatoes chopped

  3. ½ cup chopped red onion rinsed under cool water to remove harsh bite

  4. 1 clove garlic minced

  5. 1 TBSP fresh lime juice


  1. Place chicken on a cutting board, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap, and pound thicker parts of chicken to an even thickness.

  2. Transfer chicken to a gallon sized reusable plastic bag.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, coconut oil, honey, cilantro, 3 cloves minced garlic, and season with 1 TSP salt and ½ TSP pepper.

  4. Pour marinade mixture over chicken in bag. Seal bag while pressing air out, then rub marinade over chicken. Allow to rest in refrigerator 2-4 hours (rotating bag to opposite side and moving chicken halfway through if possible to ensure even marinating).

  5. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat (425-450 degrees).

  6. Brush grill grates lightly with oil, then grill chicken until center registers 160-165 degrees on an instant read thermometer, about 4 minutes per side.

  7. Remove and let rest 5 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, toss together avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, and lime, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Spoon a generous amount over chicken and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve warm.


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