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  • 4 - 6 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoons - lime zest
  • 1/3 cups - fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cups - olive oil, plus more for brushing grill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - honey
  • 1/3 cups - chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 3 cloves - garlic, minced
  • - salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Salsa
  • 1 1/2 - medium avocados, ripe, but semi-firm, diced
  • 2 - medium Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cups - chopped red onion, rinsed under cool water to remove harsh bite
  • 1 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons - fresh lime juice
  • Directions:

    Place chicken on a cutting board, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and pound thicker parts of chicken to an even thickness. Transfer chicken to a gallon size resealable plastic bag.

    In a small mixing bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, honey, cilantro, 3 cloves minced garlic and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Pour marinade mixture over chicken in bag. Seal bag while pressing air out, then rub marinade over chicken. Allow to rest in refrigerator 2 to 4 hours (rotating bag to opposite side and moving chicken around halfway through, if possible, to ensure evenly marinating).

    Preheat a grill over medium-high heat (about 425 to 450 degrees F). Brush grill grates lightly with oil then grill chicken until center registers 160 to 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and let rest 5 minutes.

    Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, toss together avocado, tomato, onion, garlic and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Spoon a generous amount over chicken and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve warm.

    Brief Description

    Marinated chicken grilled and seasoned with cilantro and lime served with avocado and tomato salsa.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  Mexican

    Prep Time: 2 hour(s) 25 min
    Cook Time: 10 min


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    Posted On:

    November 15, 2016

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