Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa is one of my favorite meals to make and I super love all the fresh ingredients. I adapted this recipe from one I saw on Pinterest. I made a few changes based on things that went wrong the first time.

This whole meal took me about an hour to make and gave me family of 4 one day of leftovers.  I did cheat with the rice and use a packaged Spanish rice. I have made it from scratch before, it just adds a extra time.  I started with the rice first because it takes the longest to cook. I love Mise en place, ie the french term for getting all the ingredients and cooking utensils together before the meal.  It really saves a lot of time. That way I can just go go go.

Here are the recipes. The chicken and salsa can be served over rice, orzo or quinoa. I have included Spanish Rice directions.
Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa and Spanish Rice
Super Fast Flavorful Dinner

INGREDIENTS FOR GRILLED CHICKEN
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GRILLED CHICKEN
  1. Heat oil in 2 pans on medium heat.
  2. Turn on oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Combine salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Remove moisture from chicken.
  5. Pat the salt and pepper mixture over the chicken both sides, lightly coating the chicken.
  6. Put the chicken on the pans, do not overcrowd the pan. Brown on both sides for about 3-5 minutes each side.  Do not raise the chicken, it will release when ready.
  7. Put the chicken in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is 160 F.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest on a plate for at least 5 minutes.

INGREDIENTS FOR AVOCADO SALSA
  • 2 cups tomatoes diced, about 4 medium tomatoes
  • 5-6 fresh green onions, chopped
  • 1/2-3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AVOCADO SALSA
  1. Prepare the tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and place in a bowl.
  2. Cut the avocado last so it does not brown.  Place in the top of the bowl.
  3. Juice about 1/2 lime and pour the juice over the avocado.
  4. Stir the ingredients in the bowl together.  Add more lime juice to taste.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GRILLED CHICKEN
  1. Heat oil in 2 pans on medium heat.
  2. Turn on oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Combine salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Remove moisture from chicken.
  5. Pat the salt and pepper mixture over the chicken both sides, lightly coating the chicken.
  6. Put the chicken on the pans, do not overcrowd the pan. Brown on both sides for about 3-5 minutes each side.  Do not raise the chicken, it will release when ready.
  7. Put the chicken in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is 160 F.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest on a plate for at least 5 minutes.

INGREDIENTS FOR SPANISH RICE
  • 1 box ZATARAIN'S spanish rice 
  • 1 can diced tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPANISH
  1. Prepare the rice per the boxes instructions

I hope you enjoy the recipe. We sure did! 



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