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Chicken breast topped with avocado and citrus fruits on a plate Breast Recipe

Citrus Chicken with Avocado Salsa

This Citrus Chicken with Avocado Salsa is bursting with fresh, vibrant flavors! Easy marinade and a simple salsa makes this a satisfying and delicious meal.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Citrus Avocado Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 448kcal
Author Erica Walker





To make salsa:

  • Wash and dry the limes, oranges, and grapefruit. Grate their zests and set aside for use in the marinade. Peel and section the citrus fruit, discarding the membranes, and reserve the juice for the marinade. Cut each citrus segment into three or four pieces and place in a large mixing bowl with the remaining salsa ingredients. Mix and refrigerate until one hour before serving.

To make marinade:

  • Whisk the reserved citrus zest and juice with remaining ingredients.
  • Rinse chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place in large plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press out the air and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl and refrigerate for 4-8 hours, turning occasionally.

1 Hour before serving:

  • Cut the avocados into chunks and mix with salsa, Let sit at room temperature.

15 minutes before serving:

  • Grill the chicken! Discard the marinade and grill at direct medium heat until juices run clear. (8-10 minutes)


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 1173mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1180IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg