Avocado Chicken with Cilantro Lime

corner of large sheet pan with baked chicken topped with avocado salsa

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Juicy Cilantro Lime Avocado Chicken is a fresh and simple recipe you’ll be making on repeat with the BEST marinade ever!



For the Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil, for cooking

For the Avocado topping: 

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped or 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Cilantro Lime Rice 

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced 
  • salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice


  1. Add chicken and marinade ingredients to a large zip bag. Let chicken marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a large pan or cast-iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Place chicken breasts in the pan, discard the marinade, and cook for about 6 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 4 to 6 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  3. While the chicken cooks, make the avocado topping by combining the diced avocadoes with the shallots, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a medium bowl. 
  4. Serve the chicken breasts topped with avocado salsa. Sprinkle with additional chopped cilantro and lime juice.

For the Cilantro Rice:

  1. Add cilantro, lime juice, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Stir in the cauliflower rice, mix to combine.
  3. Heat in the microwave or on a pan, over medium heat, and serve warm.



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