Grilled Chicken With Avocado Salsa | Healthy 30 Minute Meal

Grilled chicken and avocado salsa is a simple low carb healthy meal that is packed with flavor, and can be made in under 30 minutes!

This recipe first appeared on the blog in 2014.  This post has been updated with new photos! 

grilled chicken and avocado salsa on a white plate

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salsa

This recipe was created during the summer months.  When you live in California and other parts of the country grilled foods can be made year round.  If breaking out the grill isn’t in the cards where you live right now, then you will want to use an indoor grill pan for this recipe.

Hold on now!  I’m starting hear rumblings about summer ending and the school year starting. Really? Already??

When you are in school it always seemed like such a long time from when school lets out for the year to when you went back.

I recall that being a good feeling, but in reality kids are only “free” for a couple of months.

grilled chicken and avocado salsa on a white platter with silver handles

Grilled Chicken Recipe

What I don’t remember is when the awareness of how speedy life passes by sets in, but dang I’m right in the middle of hurry and rush, and I think our kids are too!

The kids around here start going back in the next two weeks, which seems sooo early to me. The Labor Day holiday used to be the official marker for final summer activities!

Now the school year has been changed to longer winter breaks and shorter summers. So wrong.

So I hope you have had some relaxing summer days because it won’t be long before the activity level picks up with a full calendar!

In perpetration for what it to come, you are going to need some tasty meals that can be on the table in a hurry.

I’ve made this chicken and avocado salsa a couple of times this past month and it has become a quick favorite. Hope you enjoy it too!

Chicken and Avocado Salsa – Ingredients and Utensils


  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
  • 2 limes juiced, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes (I used a variety)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • jalapeno, diced
  • Salt and pepper


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Grill

Grilled Chicken Breast Instructions

First prepare the chicken by marinading it with the lime juice, olive oil, and spices.

Raw chicken in a clear bowl marinading

While the chicken is marinading prepare the avocado salsa. Dice the avocado, tomatoes and jalapeno.

chopped ingredients in clear bowl for chicken and avocado dish

Avocado Salsa Recipe

Alan and Sam like the heat from the jalapeño.  Include pitch if you want it extra spicy because that is where the capsaicin (fiery spice) is concentrated in, not the seeds.

Although this salsa is delicious with chicken don’t limit this to just poultry!  This salsa recipe is wonderful over fish or as a filling for beef tacos.

Mixed avocado salsa with tomatoes in a clear bowl for grilled chicken

Mix up the ingredients in this avocado salsa!

There is also a lot of room for flexibility to kick up the heat by adding more jalapeños or it can be left out completely.

Also consider doubling the salsa recipe or add extra avocado chunks and eat as an appetizer with bake tortilla chips!

This grilled chicken and avocado salsa recipe presents well when plated up. Enjoy as a quick family meal or serve for guests.

grilled chicken and avocado salsa on a white plate with blue napkin
grilled chicken and avocado salsa on a white plate

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salsa

Grilled chicken and avocado salsa is a simple mid week family meal or prep idea for a meal on the go!
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Course: Uncategorized
Keyword: bbq, chicken, dinner, meal prep, poultry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless
  • 2 limes juiced 1 1/2 for chicken and 1/2 for salsa
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes I used a variety
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl mix the juice from 1 1/2 limes together with cilantro and olive oil. Marinade chicken while preparing salsa.
  • For salsa in a medium bowl combine tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno, salt and pepper together.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of salt; discard marinade.
  • Heat greased barbecue to medium heat. Grill chicken 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until done (170ºF)
  • Top cooked chicken with avocado salsa.


The acid in the lime breaks down the proteins fairly quick, so you don’t need to marinade the meat for long. 30 minutes is more than enough time.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 360mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

This recipe was adapted from this Cooking Light recipe.

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  1. Signed up for the Newsletter again. Crossing my fingers it works. Loving this fresh salsa! Can’t wait until the weather breaks or at least breaks enough that we can shovel a little path out to the grill. Pinned!

  2. I am loving bright and vibrant food like this at the moment, winter is having the last shake of its tail and stuff like this reminds me better, warmer days are coming. Lovely!

  3. Stunning presentation. The tomatoes are a brilliant red and the avocado salsa looks fantastic on top of this grilled chicken. This is a fantastic recipe that I can’t wait to try.