This cilantro lime chicken is mouthwatering after being marinated in lime, honey, garlic, and cilantro then grilled to perfection. Then topped off with a creamy delicious avocado salsa, made with onion, creamy avocados, lime, tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper.
This dish is perfect for any day of the week meal, or great for get togethers , gatherings with friends for parties, so simple to put together, grill top with your avocado salsa and wa la a perfect dinner for everyone. I have making this dish for many years now, then I found this recipe with a few changes I love it, my entire family does. Add some rice to the side and you have a meal to go to all the time. This dish makes a beautiful, colorful presentation.
2 medium avocados (ripe but still firm), diced into bite sized pieces
2 medium Roma tomatoes, take the seeds out chopped small
1/2 cup chopped, finely red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
Place chicken on a cutting board, place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound chicken to an even thickness. Transfer chicken to a large storage bag.
In a small mixing bowl whisk together lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, honey, cilantro, 3 cloves minced garlic and season with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Pour marinade mixture over chicken in bag. Seal bag while pressing air out, then rub marinade over chicken. Allow to rest in refrigerator 3 hours.
Preheat a grill over medium-high heat about 425 degrees, Brush grill grates with oil then grill chicken until center is no longer pink about 4 minutes per side depending on siize of chicken. Remove and let rest 5 minutes.
In a medium mixing bowl add together avocado, tomato, onion, garlic and lime and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon a large amount over chicken and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve warm.