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Whole30 Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa - Paleo, keto, gluten-free, dairy-free and can be grilled, or cooked in oven or on stove. Delicious, fast & easy!

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 5 votes
Servings 6


Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

  • 2 pounds chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup olive or avocado oil
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped *about half a bunch
  • 1/4 cup lime juice* + zest of one lime *from about 4 limes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Avocado Salsa

  • 3 large avocados (or 4 medium) - peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 large roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • juice of one lime or 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch cumin


  • Combine all the chicken marinade ingredients. For more flavorful chicken, stab each breast all over with a fork before adding to the marinade. Excellent for getting some aggression out, ha!
  • Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
  • Cook marinated chicken on a grill heated to 450 degrees for 5-6 minutes on each side, discarding marinade and flipping only once, cooking to an internal temperature of 165. For the stove, discard marinade and cook in a greased skilled at a medium high heat for 6-7 minutes on each side until cooked through with no pink inside. The stove and grill are my favorite methods, for the crispy bits it creates, but can also airfry at 350 for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Combine all avocado salsa ingredients in a medium bowl while chicken is cooking and keep chilled in fridge until ready to use.
  • Top cooked chicken with salsa and enjoy!