Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa: Somer Cooks

Seriously, I’m in awe of her. Somer partners with me to run The Studio Hampton Roads and Modern Femme, parents three small kids (one a newborn!) all day at home AND cooks crazy delicious, healthy meals for her family…she is super woman. I don’t know how she does it. We’re up for another tasty treat today that has me STARVING!

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa: Somer Cooks

With strawberries still in season, I could NOT resist sharing one of my favorite strawberry, avocado and grilled chicken recipes.  Having made my share of strawberry muffins, bread and margaritas with our bounty from berry picking at our local organic berry patch, Cullipher Farm, I knew I needed some healthier options. 

Note: I always use organic strawberries; if you aren’t familiar with the dirty dozen, see the info-graphic at the end of the post via

I found this recipe several years ago from my subscription with Fitness MagazineIt’s only 217 calories, 27g Protein, 8g Carbs and 9g Fat…What isn’t there to love?!

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa (The title alone gets me drooling!)

3 tbsp of fresh lime juice
1 tbsp grapeseed oil (or any mild-flavored oil)
1 tbsp honey
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 1/4 tsp chili powder, divided
½ tsp sea salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
8 large strawberries, hulled and diced (I use about 12) ☺
½ avocado, pitted, peeled and diced

*NOTE* Pick the little stem of an avocado and if it’s green, it’s perfect. If it’s brown, some or all of the inside will be brown too. 
1 medium white onion, diced (I use red)
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro

In a bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp of lime juice, oil, honey, garlic, 1 tsp chili powder and salt.

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa: Somer Cooks
Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa: Somer Cooks

Pour the mixture into a large re-sealable bag; add chicken breasts; seal and shake to coat the chicken.
Put the bag in a shallow container in the refrigerator.  ** Chill 4 hours or overnight ** turning the bag occasionally.
Remove chicken from marinade and discard the excess juices.
Grill chicken for 12 minutes, turning once or until the meat thermometer reaches 170 degrees.
Transfer to clean plate and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.  

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa: Somer Cooks

While you’re waiting, let’s make the salsa!
In a bowl, toss together the strawberries, avocado, onion, cilantro, the remaining lime juice and chili powder. 

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa: Somer Cooks


Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with chicken. 

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Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa


    • says

      Strawberries and avocados are two of my favorites too! I never would have thought to put them together if Somer hadn’t suggested it with this recipe. Perfect summer favorite!

  1. says

    This recipe is definitely going on my to-do list! I follow the paleo lifestyle so this would be perfect to have for lunch or dinner and then take on the go as well. Sending love from the Hump Day Happenings Link up!

    Laura | The Suzie Lou Blog

  2. says

    Wow this looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  3. says

    Katy, the salsa for this is so unusual with the avocado and strawberry. but I like the idea of these fresh ingredients with the chicken. Your post will be one of my feature picks for Merry Monday tomorrow night.

    • says

      Thank you so much Erlene! I’m thrilled to be featured!!! YAY! I know…the thought of mixing strawberry and avocado threw me too, but yum, yum, delish! I’m also a big fan of fresh ingredients, especially in the summer. It just feels right, ya know?

  4. says

    Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing. I would love some right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn’t be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

    • says

      I had a dream not too long ago that I was working at the base of Grouse. I used to live close by in Dundarave, so it was all very vivid, I remember if very well. Although I can’t really remember what I was doing for work, hmmm, guess I wasn’t working very hard which is exactly what I intend to be doing when I am in Vancouver visiting my brother’s family for two weeks at Christmas. Have an awesome day, it’s pouring cats and dogs here in Victoria, which means it’s snowing Reindeer? for you guys : )


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