Cilantro Lime Chicken with Salsa

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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Salsa

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  • Total Time


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  • Chicken:

  • 4

    (6oz) chicken boneless skinless chicken breast halves

  • 1

    tbsp lime zest

  • cup fresh lime juice

  • ¼

    cup olive oil (plus more for brushing grill

  • tsp honey

  • cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Salsa:

  • medium avocados (ripe but semi-firm) diced

  • 2

    medium roma tomatoes, chopped

  • ½

    cup chopped red onion, rinsed under cool water to remove harsh bite

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1

    tbsp fresh lime juice


Directions Place chicken on a cutting board, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and pound thicker parts of chicken to an even thickness. transfer chicken to a gallon size resealable plastic bag. in a small mixing bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, olie oil, honey, cilantro, 3 cloves minced garlic and season with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Pour marinade over chicken in bag. seal bag while pressing air out, then rub marinade over chicken. allow to rest in fridge for 2 - 4 hours (rotating bag to opposite side and moving chicken around halfway through if possible to ensure it's evenly marinated). preheat a grill over medium-high heat (to about 425-450 degrees). brush grill grates lightly with oil then grill chicken until center registers 160-165 degrees on an instant read thermometer about 4mins per side. remove and let rest 5 mins). Meanwhile in a medium mixing bowl toss together avocado, tomato, onion, garlic and lime and season with salt and pepper to taste. spoon a generous amount over chicken and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.


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