Grilled Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Grilled Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

This Grilled Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa is one of our favorite summer meals…light with loads of flavor, perfect over a bed of baby spinach!

So yes, like I’ve been saying, I am dieting.

I know you’re going to get bored of this conversation, but it’s happening. Sorry.

But luckily it’s grilling season around here. And strawberry season too. Which are both diet friendly, IMO.

And this Grilled Lime Chicken is a favorite. I have it a lot during the summer months…on a salad, over rice…

But lately I have been obsessed with strawberry salsa. I made THIS version last week for dinner and oh my yum.

 

So I decided to try my own version and throw it on top of my beloved grilled lime chicken.

The flavors of this Strawberry Avocado Salsa are all perfection, and together with the lime chicken it’s magic.

Ok, maybe that’s a little much, but yeah, totally delicious.

Grilled Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa over a bed of Spinach

There are a few ingredients in this, but it’s super simple and everything can be made ahead. If you’re doing this for a BBQ prepare everything in advance and just grill the chicken when you’re ready to eat!

 

Make your marinade first.. it’s just lime juice, a little oil, lime zest, cilantro salt and pepper!

Lime Zest marinade

Pour that over your chicken and let it sit for a while. In the fridge of course!

Lime Chicken Marinating

You can make your salsa ahead too. The longer it sits the better!

Dice some strawberries…

Diced Strawberries

Chop some cilantro too…

Chopped Cilantro

Add that to some avocado, diced onion, garlic and a few other things and let it sit for a bit.

When you’re ready, grill your chicken and then top with a heaping scoop of the strawberry salsa.

Delicious Strawberry Avocado Salsa on top of Grilled Lime ChickenDelicious Strawberry Avocado Salsa on top of Grilled Lime Chicken

We liked it on a bed of baby spinach tossed with a little vinaigrette, but you could serve it over rice, or other steamed veggies!

 

Also, I have been so nervous about posting these dinner recipes here! Especially this one, because it’s light-ish…But the dinners I share with you guys are meals that my family actually eats, so it’s all me…even if there is no butter involved!

I’d totally love to hear your feedback!

 

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Grilled Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa


Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, fat trimmed

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Strawberry Avocado Salsa

  • 16 oz strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 chop diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno, seeded and small diced
  • 2 avocado diced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Marinade

  1. Whisk all ingredients together and pour over chicken in a large zip-top bag. Allow to marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Strawberry Avocado Salsa

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. The longer the salsa sits before serving, the more the flavors combine.

Assembly

  1. Remove chicken from refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling. Cook chicken on grill, approximately 6 minutes on each side.
  2. Serve over a bed of raw, baby spinach if desired and top with salsa.

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krishna
June 17, 2019 10:07 am

Looks so Yummy! Chicken & Avocado what best combination you expect better than this. A healthy and tasty way to eat.

Ian "Mr Coffee" George
Ian "Mr Coffee" George
October 10, 2014 8:25 am

Make this salsa tonight and heaped it on a crumbed chicken wrap for dinner and it was fantastic. I highly recommend this recipe. If you have any doubt about the combination don’t worry it works perfectly. I did however use Italian parsley here in Australia. 10 out of 10 on this one.

Jess @ Sweet Menu
May 11, 2014 5:00 am

This looks gorgeous and so fresh! I’ve never had strawberries in a savoury salad before!

Michelle Cordero
Michelle Cordero
May 10, 2014 12:10 am

Was a hit at dinner tonight. My avocado and cilantro-hating husband loved it!

bridget {bake at 350}
May 9, 2014 6:21 pm

Sounds SO good…and not diet-y at all. 😉

Lucy
May 9, 2014 5:39 pm

Good luck on the dieting! This looks fantastic – I love cooking/eating with color. If something looks better, I always think it tastes better, too!

Ashley P
Ashley P
May 9, 2014 2:30 pm

This came through at the perfect time, since I just sat down to make next week’s dinner menu. Yum! We will be eating this, and I’m sure we will be loving it too!

Rena
Rena
May 9, 2014 1:16 pm

love your dinner recipes!! this looks fantastic!!

gina @ skinnytaste
May 9, 2014 12:39 pm

This looks AMAZING Shelley, I LOVE the sound of this salsa!! I think I need to try this next week 🙂

Chloe @ foodlikecake
May 9, 2014 7:11 am

This looks so good!

martha@ simple-nourished-living
May 9, 2014 12:25 am

This looks delicious! I too am obsessed with strawberry salsa but have never combined it with avocado. When dishes look and taste as delicious as this eating light and healthy is a joy!!

How to Philosophize with Cake
May 8, 2014 10:33 pm

That strawberry avocado salsa sounds so cool and refreshing, I must try that. sometimes a girl needs some dip with her chip 🙂

Tracy | Pale Yellow
May 8, 2014 7:46 pm

Eating healthy isn’t hard with recipes like this! Best of luck, this chicken looks fantastic.

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Glad the diet is going well! This chicken looks delicious and simple. I love simple. Lately these days it seems to be all I make. Must work on that. So in light of my recent laziness, this will certainly be going on my list ASAP!

Windi
Windi
May 8, 2014 3:08 pm

I’ve made your meatball sub on a stick and the cool ranch Doritos chicken fingers! My family loved them both! I can’t wait to try this lime chicken!! I also make your delicious desserts all the time!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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