Grilled Chicken and 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


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.


Raw chicken in a clear bowl marinading

Marinade the chicken while preparing the salsa

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.


chopped ingredients in clear bowl for chicken and avocado dish

Avocado Salsa Recipe

I like it because of the fresh and simple ingredients along with the fact that grilling means no extra dishes need to be washed.

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



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Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 15 mins Yields 4

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!


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl mix the juice from 1½ limes together with cilantro and olive oil. Marinade chicken while preparing salsa.
  2. For salsa in a medium bowl combine tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno, salt and pepper together.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt; discard marinade.
  4. Heat greased barbecue to medium heat. Grill chicken 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until done (170ºF)
  5. Top cooked chicken with avocado salsa.


Recipe Notes

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.
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This recipe was adapted from this Cooking Light recipe.


grilled chicken and avocado salsa on a white plate


Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

29 Comments on Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salsa | Healthy 30 Minute Meal

    • August 3, 2014

      Thanks, Matt! I could eat the salsa as an appetizer with chips too!

  1. August 1, 2014

    man, I cannot agree with you more about the school calendar these days. Insane. I need my summers to last forever! haha Loving this chicken dish, so colorful!

    • August 3, 2014

      Thank you, Renee! We all just seem so much more relaxed during the summer months! It definitely should last as long as possible 🙂

  2. August 1, 2014

    Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa sounds to die for! I can not wait to make this the next time I have company over!

    • August 3, 2014

      This is definitely a crowd pleaser. We ate this chicken with sautéed squash. I would add a starch if I was cooking it for guests!

  3. August 1, 2014

    Love this, so much in fact that we made it last week!! (Great minds think alike! 🙂 Yours looks delicious as well; excellent job here!

    • August 3, 2014

      Awesome! Can’t wait to see your take on this recipe. 🙂

  4. August 1, 2014

    I love these quick and easy meals using fresh ingredients! That’s my favorite way to cook!

    • August 3, 2014

      This is such a simple recipe! I was pleased by how much flavor the chicken had.

  5. Mary Ellen says:
    August 1, 2014

    I am trying this tomorrow for dinner! Can’t wait. It looks awesome!

    • August 3, 2014

      Thanks Mary Ellen! Hope you love it as much as we do!

  6. August 1, 2014

    G’day! It’s grilled chicken I’m picking Sandra! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. Liz says:
    August 3, 2014

    Both your chicken and salsa sound wonderful! And together, they make a spectacular entree!

    • August 3, 2014

      Thanks, Liz! I really love the combination of tomatoes with avocado. Simply delicious!

  8. August 4, 2014

    Sandra, All the colors in your dish make me smile. Love the combo of #Chicken and #AvocadoSalsa. So healthful!

    • August 5, 2014

      Thanks, KC! Healthy and flavorful. Such a great combination 🙂

  9. August 7, 2014

    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.

    • August 7, 2014

      This is a perfect dish for a no-carb or low carb diet. You are doing so well with that eating plan!

    • August 25, 2014

      Thanks, Sandi! It’s fresh tomatoes that liven up this dish for sure!

  10. February 25, 2018

    I love grilled chicken and I love avocado so this recipe ticks all the boxes. Will certainly be trying it out!

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  11. February 25, 2018

    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!

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  12. Ramona says:
    February 26, 2018

    I love this clean eating recipe. It looks delicious and its simplicity is definitely such a bonus. Great inspiration, thank you for sharing 👌😋

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  13. March 8, 2018

    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!

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