Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

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This Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken is incredibly tender and flavored. Enjoy a keto chicken recipe that’s served with a fresh and delicious Avocado Salsa. A healthy 30-minute dinner recipe that’s super easy to make for a low carb summer meal. 

lime chicken with avocado salsa on a white plate

One of the best keto chicken recipes – super low in carbs and bursts with flavor and freshness from the avocado salsa. It’s such a great option for both lunch and dinner as it’s super low in carbs, fats, and high in protein.

This grilled chicken with avocado salsa has become a staple in our home this summer, and we make it at least twice a week as it’s super nutritious, delicious, and refreshing.

If your not a fan of cilantro, you can replace it with fresh parsley. It will be equally delicious. Otherwise, this tasty low carb chicken meal topped with a super fresh salsa made from avocado, onion, and lime is heavenly.

I love that this combo keeps me full for hours, and it’s only 5g net carbs per serving all coming from natural sources.

The chicken tastes better, and it’s even tender if you marinate it overnight. But there’s no problem if you cook it straight away.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make a delicious Grilled Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa.

Ingredients for Grilled Cilantro Chicken

  • boneless, skinless chicken breast or boneless chicken thighs
  • garlic cloves, freshly minced
  • lime juice – an essential ingredient as it helps the lean meat get super tender and juicy. 
  • cilantro 
  • seasonings
grilled lime chicken in a grill pan and avocado salsa

For the zesty Avocado Salsa:

  • ripe avocado
  • Roma Tomato
  • red onion
  • jalapeno
  • cilantro leaves
  • lime juice
  • fresh cracked pepper & salt to taste
zesty avocado salsa

How to Make Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

  1. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, fresh cilantro, cumin, salt to make the marinade for the chicken. 
  2. Cut the chicken as shown in the video to get even slices and then add the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes, if possible.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and cook the chicken breast for 5-6 minutes on each side. 
  4. To make Avocado Salsa: chop ripe avocado, Roma tomatoes, red onion, fresh cilantro, jalapeno. Season with lime juice, salt, and pepper. 
  5. To serve: Place a one or two pieces of grilled chicken breast and top with plenty of avocado salsa. 
marinate chicken in lime juice

Tips for Making the Best Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Let the chicken to marinate at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Use Fresh lime if possible. Sometimes bottled lime can taste bitter. 
  • You’ll know that the chicken breast is perfectly cooked if a meat thermometer reads 165°F according to the FDA.
  • Leftover grilled lime chicken is perfect for in a sandwich or wrapped in lettuce for lunch the next day. 

Make Ahead Chicken Recipe 

If you want to prepare ahead of time: marinate the chicken overnight and cook with about 2 hours before serving. Make the avocado salsa but season with salt when ready to serve as we don’t want it to become super soggy. Wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

easy keto chicken recipe

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lime chicken with avocado salsa on a white plate

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Yelds 6 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This Cilantro Lime Chicken is incredibly tender and flavored. Enjoy a keto chicken recipe that's served with a fresh and delicious Avocado Salsa. A healthy 30 minute dinner recipe that's super easy to make for a low carb summer meal.


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4 chicken breasts

For the Marinade

  • 3 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 ripe avocados diced
  • 3 small Roma Tomato chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • freshly cracked pepper & salt to taste


  • In a large bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the marinade and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken breast in half, as shown in the video, to get evenly sized pieces of chicken breast.
  • Transfer the sliced chicken to the bowl of marinade. Stir to coat the chicken. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Heat a grill pan or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side.

To Make Avocado Salsa

  • Ia large bowl, combine the avocado salsa ingredients — season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic foil and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • When the lime chicken breasts are ready, top with a few tablespoons of fresh avocado salsa and enjoy.


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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword avocado salsa, grilled chicken
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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa


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