Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa {Summer Recipe}

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa recipe is so flavorful and delicious! My family absolutely loves it and I know yours will, too! happymoneysaver.com

This recipe says Summer & BBQ! It is to die for and leaves your mouth wondering why you hadn’t ever made this before. Try it out. Hope you like it as much as I did.

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

CHICKEN:
2 Tbl. minced fresh cilantro
2 1/2 Tbl. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 Tbl. olive oil
4 skinless boneless chicken breast
pinch salt

STEP 1-MARINADE. ADD cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil to your chicken. The lime juice and olive oil will absorb right into the meat. Most marinades leave some juice behind, but this one doesn’t. Marinade for 30 min. There is no need to marinade it any longer .

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa recipe is so flavorful and delicious! My family absolutely loves it and I know yours will, too!  happymoneysaver.com

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa recipe is so flavorful and delicious! My family absolutely loves it and I know yours will, too!  happymoneysaver.com

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa recipe is so flavorful and delicious! My family absolutely loves it and I know yours will, too!  happymoneysaver.com

STEP 2- GRILL IT. Set your grill to medium-high temperature and when it is preheated, place your chicken breasts on the grill. Grill your chicken until the top side of the chicken begins to turn an opaque color (as opposed to pink). Once the TOP of the chicken begins to change color, flip the meat. Once both sides of the chicken are nicely browned, press down on the chicken with your fingers, the meat should be firm but not hard, if it is hard you probably over cooked it and may have risked drying it out. If you have a meat thermometer handy, use it to see if the center of the chicken is done cooking. Chicken should be 165 degrees and should be cooked all the way through.

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa recipe is so flavorful and delicious! My family absolutely loves it and I know yours will, too!  happymoneysaver.com

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa recipe is so flavorful and delicious! My family absolutely loves it and I know yours will, too!  happymoneysaver.com

SALSA:
1 C. chopped tomato
2 Tbl. finely chopped onion
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped

GARNISH your chicken with this salsa. MMMM….. ENJOY.

This Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa recipe is so flavorful and delicious! My family absolutely loves it and I know yours will, too!  happymoneysaver.com

This was a thrifty meal for my family! Here is the breakdown for cost:
1.5 lb Chicken Breasts (.99lb on clearance) $1.49
5 Limes (.05 each Fiesta foods) .25
2 roma tomatoes .70
1 avocado .25
Olive oil .25
Onion .10
We made 2 boxes of Kraft pasta salad that I got for FREE.
One pineapple 2.50
Total Cost $5.64! (like $.94 per person)

Below is a printable recipe card for your convenience.

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa {Summer Recipe}
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 
Servings: 4
Author: Karrie
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 2 Tbl. minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 Tbl. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast
  • pinch salt
Salsa
  • 1 C chopped tomato
  • 2 Tbl. finely chopped onion
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 avocado peeled and finely chopped
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Add cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil to your chicken.
  2. Marinade for 30 min.
  3. Set your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill your chicken until the top side of the chicken begins to turn an opaque color. Once the TOP of the chicken begins to change color, flip the meat. Cook chicken until it reaches 165 degrees and is cooked all the way through.
Salsa
  1. Combined all salsa ingredients in med. sized bowl.
  2. Once chicken is cooked, garnish chicken with salsa.

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa {Summer Recipe} was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by Karrie

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Comments

  1. This is a wonderful dish. It is taking cheep ingredients, and making something you could order at a restaurant. It is a great one to have company over for dinner also!

  2. Ashleigh says:

    we need a picture with the avacado salsa on it. oh this looks so good, and it is so inexpensive!

  3. I am so excited to try this and glad you are adding recipies!!! I have so many people tell me that when you coupon or buy cheap food it is all processed and not healthy. Wait until they see this! I hope you can continue to share some frugal “healthy” meals!!!

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  5. Where do you find avocados for 25 cents?

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