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Chicken and Avocado Salsa

This Chicken and Avocado Salsa is the perfect weeknight dinner or meal prep recipe. This dish is ready in less than 20 minutes and pairs wonderfully with any side dish.

cooked chicken and avocado salsa on a plate

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ripe avocados, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, fresh lime, and cilantro in separate bowls

Growing up my family always ate lots of chicken. I have grown accustomed to dressing up chicken breasts in so many ways to keep the meals from being boring!

My family loves to load up our chicken with fun toppings that will add lots of flavor. This avocado salsa is the perfect pairing.

raw chicken breasts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and seasonings in separate bowls

What Type of Avocados to use

Fresh avocados are important! That’s what I love about California Avocados. California Avocados are grown right here in the U.S. They are earnestly cared for by California farmers and picked at their peak, the best time!

Since they are grown close to home, California Avocados go from tree to table in just a few days. I’m so excited spring is here! That means these avocados are in season and are perfect to add to meals.

To ensure you’re enjoying locally grown California Avocados, be sure to check for California on the label from spring through summer this year!

raw chicken breasts in a glass bowl with a marinade

How to Pick out an Avocado

Choose ripe and firm, but not overripe avocados for this dish. Avocados are delicate. You can check to see if the fruit is ripe by giving it a quick light squeeze in the palm of your hand, but you shouldn’t press too firmly. Doing so can bruise the green interior you will ultimately eat.

While you’re in the store, you can test pressing down lightly on the top of the avocado near the stem. If it gives easily and retains its shape, the avocado is ready to eat. If your finger leaves a dent, the avocado is likely overripe and could be brown inside. Ripe and ready-to-eat fruit will be firm but will yield to gentle pressure.

Once purchased, I store my avocados in the fridge. This will keep them fresh longer.

raw chicken breasts in an air fryer

What Type of Chicken to Use

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts work best because you can easily load the salsa right on top of the flat breast, and dig in.

How to Make Avocado Salsa

Is the salsa just guacamole? No, but it may sound like it! I usually select overripe avocados when I make guac because I’m going for a creamy texture. This salsa is more of a topping and different from a standard dip.

Ingredients

  • Ripe, Fresh California Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onions
  • Olive Oil
  • Lime Juice
  • Cilantro

Simply combine these ingredients and you’re ready to load up the chicken.

raw chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet

How to Cook the Chicken

You can pan-sear or air fry the chicken. Both methods are really easy and will result in juicy chicken.

How to Store the Salsa/How Long Will it Last?

You can store the salsa (tightly covered) in the fridge for 3 days. The lime juice will help to prevent the avocado from oxidizing too quickly, but it will likely still brown some.

cooked chicken and avocado salsa on a plate with limes

Freezer Tips

I recommend freezing the chicken without the salsa. The chicken will last a few months in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge overnight.

cooked chicken and avocado salsa on a plate with limes

More Chicken Recipes

Green Goddess Cobb Salad
Air Fryer Chicken Breast
Crispy Fried Chicken Salad

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

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Sweet Potato Avocado Toast
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Keto Avocado Guacamole

cooked chicken and avocado salsa on a plate with limes
cooked chicken and avocado salsa on a plate with limes
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Chicken and Avocado Salsa

This Chicken and Avocado Salsa is the perfect weeknight dinner or meal prep recipe. This dish is ready in less than 20 minutes and pairs wonderfully with any side dish.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and avocado, chicken and avocado salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Chicken and Marinade

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 ripe Fresh California Avocados Diced into 1 inch cubes.
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Drizzle the chicken with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the seasonings throughout. Stir to fully coat the chicken.

Air Fryer Chicken Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts in the basket. Do not stack the chicken.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on 360 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the chicken. Cook for an additional 10-12 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Each air fryer brand will cook at a different rate and speed. Use a meat thermometer to test.
  • Remove the chicken and set it aside.

Pan Seared Chicken Instructions

  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the chicken.
  • Cook each side of the chicken for 5-6 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer to test.
  • Remove the chicken and set aside.

Avocado Salsa

  • Combine the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Spread the salsa over the chicken.
  • Serve.
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Recipe Rating




Wendy

Sunday 11th of April 2021

This meal will be routine for my meal prep. It was very easy and tasty.

staysnatched

Sunday 11th of April 2021

I'm glad you found it easy!

Adrienne

Thursday 8th of April 2021

This was the perfect weeknight dinner! So quick and so easy. Definitely going to be our go to chicken dish! We cooked the chicken stove top (air fryer was already being used for sweet potato fries!) and it was still juicy and cooked perfectly. Next time trying the chicken in the air fryer! Thank you, Brandi, for another great recipe!

staysnatched

Sunday 11th of April 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Christine

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Oh my goodness! This is DELICIOUS and weeknight approved. This is going to be a staple in our weekly rotation because it so so fresh and easy!

staysnatched

Sunday 11th of April 2021

So glad it can be a staple!

Amber

Monday 5th of April 2021

Dang!!! You never disappoint, Brandi! This was so simple and really delicious! I already had the ingredients on hand; it easily fit into my macros and wasn’t heavy! The perfect summer low carb dish!

staysnatched

Monday 5th of April 2021

That was fast! So glad you enjoyed it.