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Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa


Ingredients:


4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Pinch Salt and pepper

2 Ripe Avocados

1/2 Red Onion, Finely Diced

1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

2 tbsp Lime Juice

1 Jalapeño Pepper, Seeded and Minced (optional)



Directions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

  3. While the chicken cooks, make the avocado salsa. Dice the avocado and place it in a medium bowl. Add the red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño pepper (if using). Mix well.

  4. Serve the chicken with the avocado salsa on top.


This dish is a perfect balance of lean protein and healthy fats. The avocado salsa is a delicious and creamy alternative to traditional salsa and guacamole and is high in monounsaturated fats and potassium. Grilling chicken is a healthy cooking method as it is low in fat and high in protein.


You can also try different types of chicken cuts such as chicken thighs and drumsticks or you can even use chicken breast with bone and skin on, it will give a nice crispy texture.




This recipe for grilled chicken with avocado salsa is a good source of several micronutrients, including:

  • Chicken Breasts: Protein, Vitamin B3 and B6, Phosphorus

  • Salt and Pepper: provide flavour and don't contribute to the micronutrient content of the dish

  • Avocados: monounsaturated fats, Vitamin K, E, C and B5, Potassium

  • Red Onion: Vitamin C and antioxidants -Cilantro: Vitamin K, Vitamin A and antioxidants

  • Lime Juice: Vitamin C -Jalapeño pepper: Vitamin C and capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.


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