Chicken with Lime and Avocado Salsa


Cool, refreshing lime combines with avocados to make a saucy salsa and chicken main-dish recipe that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken with Lime and Avocado Salsa
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
24 mins


  • 4 chicken cutlets (see Making Chicken Cutlets, opposite)

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 large avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and chopped

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • 1 medium red onion, cut in thin strips

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

  • Lime wedges


  1. Preheat grill pan over high heat. Coat chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Add to grill pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes each side or until no pink remains.

  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl combine avocados, tomato, onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with chicken. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Making Chicken Cutlets:

If chicken cutlets are unavailable, make your own using boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Steady the meat by placing your hand on top of the thickest part of the chicken breast. Cut in half horizontally, being sure to hold your fingers up and away from the blade. Once you have cut through a few inches of the breast, pull the sliced part back to open and cut down the middle, forming two pieces. If needed, gently flatten the cutlet with the heel of your hand until it is about a half-inch thick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
33g Fat
18g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 32.5mg 163%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 1228mg 26%
Folate, total 145.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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