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Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

(Source: April 2009 issue of Cooking Light – page 89)



  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2.5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray


  • 1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 2)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped


  1. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes.  Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.  Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
  2. To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl.  Add avocado; stir gently to combine.  Serve salsa over chicken.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1/4 cup salsa).

Calories: 289.  Fat 13.2g; Protein 35.6g; Carb 6.6g; Fiber 3.6 g; Chol 94mg; Iron 1.6mg; Sodium 383mg; Calc 29mg.

Other options instead of chicken -> shrimp, salmon, pork chops…the list is endless! 🙂

Again, sorry about the quality of my photos…oops! 🙂


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