Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

A three-minute dip into a pungent cilantro-lime marinade is all that’s needed to deliver big flavor to chicken breasts. Serve with saffron rice.

Preparation time

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

Source: myrecipes.com

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