This Cilantro Lime Chicken with Fresh Avocado Salsa is delicious served with rice for a fresh tasting family dinner. It’s also a heart healthy recipe!
We eat a lot of chicken in our house, everyone loves it, it’s comparatively inexpensive and it just works with so many different flavours.
We recently moved to the outskirts of the main city but we now have a grocery store I can walk to in under 5 minutes.
While it’s not my favourite chain, it works in a pinch when we run out of things through the week but I’ve also found that it’s really great for picking up our chicken.
They have some of the best prices around for chicken and the chicken they carry is Canadian raised, bearing the Raised by a Chicken Farmer logo on the packaging.
It’s important to me that the chicken we buy is Canadian raised and the best way to insure of that is to look for the Raised By a Canadian Farmer logo in stores/on products when shopping for your favourite cuts of chicken.
What it means is that the chicken is fresh, safe and high quality – raised to the highest standards by Canadian farmers.
It also means they are raised free of hormones and steroids, and under Canada’s highly regulated chicken industry.
I feel safe knowing that the plump, flavourful chicken I am serving my family has been raised with care.
Let’s not forget that February is health month and I have decided to share this delicious, heart healthy recipe with you. Chicken is a great protein to serve with heart health in mind as it is leaner than red meat.
The avocado and tomato salsa also provides great heart benefits.
Tomatoes are full of lycopene which has shown to have great benefits for heart health, and when combined with healthy fats like avocado, the body’s ability to absorb the lycopene is increased by as much as 2-15 times according to a study from Ohio State University.
Avocado itself, has it’s own heart benefits though as it is known to reduce bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol.
Studies have also shown that red onions, cilantro and lime juice also provide heart health benefits.
What a mighty salsa! (As if you will need an excuse to recreate this tasty dish over and over!)
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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Fresh Avocado Salsa
Yields 4 servings
2 tbsp fresh Cilantro (Coriander), minced
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the Salsa:
3 roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, diced
1 tbsp Cilantro, minced
Combine cilantro, lime juice, evoo, and chicken in a large bowl and marinate for 20 minutes in the fridge.
Grill chicken over high heat and cook about 8 minutes per each side or until done.
To prepare salsa, combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl and toss gently to combine.
Serve Salsa with Chicken.
- 2 tbsp fresh Cilantro, Coriander, minced
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the Salsa
- 3 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 tsp fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 tbsp Cilantro, minced
- Combine cilantro, lime juice, evoo, and chicken in a large bowl and marinate for 20 minutes in the fridge.
- Grill chicken over high heat and cook about 8 minutes per each side or until done.
- To prepare salsa, combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl and toss gently to combine.
- Serve Salsa with Chicken.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!