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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Breast with Mango Avocado Salsa

These grilled cilantro lime chicken breasts are perfect for a tasty and healthy weeknight meal. Cooked in a delicious cilantro and lime marinade and served with a mango avocado salsa, this chicken dinner is a real treat! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinate4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Becky Hardin


Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice about 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp salt

Mango Avocado Salsa

  • ½ cup mango cubed
  • 1 cup avocado cubed
  • ½ cup corn canned or cut off a cob
  • ½ cup black beans drained
  • 1 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp salt


Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

  • Pat chicken dry and set aside
  • In the bowl of your food processor add the cilantro, garlic, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, coriander and salt
  • Process on high until all of the cilantro and garlic has been fully processed and the marinade is smooth
  • Place the chicken in a gallon sized plastic bag or a sealable tupperware container and then pour the cilantro lime marinade over it
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours or overnight
  • Take the chicken out about 30 minutes before you are ready to grill it
  • Turn your grill on high
  • When the grill reaches 400°F put the chicken on, pour the excess marinade over the chicken
  • Close the grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes*
  • Flip the chicken and grill on the other side about 6-8 more minutes*
  • Check the internal temperature of the chicken with a thermometer, the chicken is cooked when it reads 165°F
  • When chicken is cooked, remove from the grill and put it on a clean plate
  • Let rest about 5 minutes
  • Serve over cilantro lime rice and top with mango avocado salsa

Mango Avocado Salsa

  • Add the mango, avocado, corn black beans and red onion to a medium sized bowl, mix with a spoon
  • Add the lime juice, olive oil and spices, toss to evenly coat
  • Serve on top of chicken



*Grill time will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breast


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 1216mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.8mg