Fiesta Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
Fiesta Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa is easy, bright, healthy and bursting with flavor! The chicken is bathed in aromatic Mexican spices spiked with olive oil, lime juice and lime zest for a vibrant, tangy, chicken recipe worthy of a fiesta! Depending on your time, you can cook the chicken after just 30 minutes or marinate for longer – then it’s just a quick cook and you get to enjoy an effortless dinner! The Fiesta Lime Chicken is complimented by bright, creamy, crunchy Avocado Salsa to create the perfect balance of flavor and texture in each bite. In addition to serving this Fiesta Lime chicken with avocado salsa, I’ve also included TONS of ideas from tacos, to burritos, to quesadillas, and on and on.
Fiesta Lime Rub
*Chicken is still delicious even if cooked immediately but is more flavorful the longer the rub marinates. If you have extra large chicken breasts, slice them through the equator to create fillets.
I recommend serving your Avocado Salsa right away and not assembling in advance because the avocados will gradually turn brown. If you need to store leftovers, then store in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap pressed directly on the surface of the salsa. This will help decrease the speed at which the avocados brown due to oxidation. When properly stored in the refrigerator, Avocado Salsa will last for 1 to 2 days.
If you’re salsa is turning brown before you can get to it, this doesn’t mean it’s gone bad, it just means it’s oxidizing. You can still eat it or you can add it all to a blender and create a salad dressing or dip.
While the Fiesta Lime chicken is marinating, you can prep the Avocado Salsa without the avocados. Combine everything BUT the avocados in a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When ready to serve, simply chop your avocados and gently stir in.