Cooking Light Cilantro-Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Fast: A three-minute dip into a pungent marinade is all that's needed to deliver big flavor to chicken breasts. Serve with saffron rice. Weight Watchers: 6 points per serving

Ingredients Nutrition


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

5 5

This was fabulous! I added extra lime juice to the marinade and a tablespoon of fresh minced garlic. I needed everything ready to cook up quickly in the evening, so I made the salsa in the afternoon and marinated the chicken for 5 hours or so. So glad I did! The chicken was amazingly moist and tender. I also added some cilantro to the salsa and doubled the amount of everything in the salsa except for the avocado. It was light and fantastically flavorful. Definitely making this again!

5 5

This was super yummy. I used cilantro in a tube b/c I was out of fresh. Will absolutely make again - thanks!!

5 5

This chicken was so good, we had it two nights in a row! The salsa on top gave even more flavor to the already juicy chicken! I served this with Cilantro Rice (also found on zaar). This is my new favorite meal!