This Grilled Avocado Chicken Salad with lime and cilantro is the perfect option for any warm day. Healthy, full of protein, and easy to make. This quick Salad is filled with nutrition and yummy flavors!

top view of chicken and avocado salad with limes and onion

This grilled chicken salad is the ultimate option for an easy lunch or dinner! Made with ripe avocados, tender grilled chicken, juicy tomatoes, and feta cheese– you will love this easy chicken breast recipe!

High in fiber with satisfying flavors, this avocado salad with chicken is the perfect keto option for those who are looking for a delicious meal they can feel good about. Low in carbs, but high in nutrients, this recipe is filling and great for anyone who wants to try a new recipe on the grill.

Why You Will Love This Chicken Breast Recipe

  • Easy: This grilled avocado chicken salad recipe is incredibly simple to make with just a handful of steps! In under 30 minutes you will have a healthy and satisfying meal ready for the family and your guests.
  • Delicious: The bright citrus flavors and feta cheese pair well with the grilled tender chicken and creamy avocado. Red onion and tomatoes create scrumptiously fresh flavors to this chicken salad that will leave you begging for more.
  • Great for Summer: This recipe is great for whenever you’re craving something refreshing, light, and heaty on a warm day. You can even enjoy this salad after it has chilled in the refrigerator!
close view of chicken avocado salad with limes and onion

Ingredients Needed to Make This Grilled Chicken Salad

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this Grilled Avocado Chicken Salad. The full measurements are listed below.

avocados, ripe, but firm
lime juice, freshly squeezed or bottled
oil, olive, or any neutral oil
seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
chicken breasts
tomatoes, cherry or Roma
red onion
feta cheese, crumbled
cilantro, freshly chopped

chicken, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, onion, oil, salt, pepper, feta, garlic powder, onion powder

How to Make This Chicken Salad with Avocado

Cut the avocados: First, cut the avocados into wedges and gently rub them with lime juice, oil, salt, and pepper.

Heat the grill: Heat a grill pan or outside grill over medium-high heat

Grill avocados: Grill the avocado wedges for two to four minutes per side. Set aside.

Season and cook chicken: Meanwhile, drizzle the chicken with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add the chicken to the grill and cook for six to eight minutes per side.

Assemble salad and serve: In a large bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, onion, and avocado. Top with the grilled chicken and drizzle with olive oil, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Garnish the salad with feta cheese and cilantro.

grilled avocado on grill
grilled chicken on grill

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Be sure to cook the chicken to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Do not overcook the chickden so they don’t come our dry and rubbery.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Swap the chicken breast with boneless chicken thighs if you would like. Nutritional values will vary.
  • Serve this avocado chicken salad as a sandwich with bread or in lettuce wraps.
  • Enjoy this salad with cauliflower lime rice.
one bowl of grilled avocado chicken salad with tomatoes and feta cheese

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does avocado last in a salad?

You should be able to enjoy the avocado in this salad for up to 3 days. It may discolor slightly.

Is chicken salad keto-friendly?

This recipe is definitely keto-friendly! It is the perfect option for anyone looking for a low-carb, meal.

Should you refrigerate avocados?

If you want to preserve the avocados a bit before they become overripe, then you may want to store the avocados in the refrigerator. If the avocados are left at room temperature, they will ripen much more quickly.

Is a grilled chicken salad good for you?

This avocado grilled chicken salad is definitely good for you because it is full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and other great nutritional values.

How do you keep chicken from drying out on the grill?

If you want to prevent your chicken from being too dry, then you can try a marinade or soak the chicken in salt and water brine prior to grilling.

grilled chicken salad in bowl with tomatoes and lime

Other Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Grilled Chicken Mango Salad

Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Classic Chopped Salad

Easy Mexican Street Corn Salad

Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad

Raw Salmon Avocado Salad

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close view of tomatoes and chicken

Grilled Avocado Chicken Salad

This Grilled Avocado Chicken Salad with lime and cilantro is the perfect option for any warm day. Healthy, full of protein, and easy to make, this quick meal is filled with nutrition and yummy flavors!

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Course: Main Course, Salad

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free, Kosher, Low Calorie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Total Time: 29 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 532kcal

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado in wedges and gently rub them with lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. 

  • Heat a grill pan or an outside grill over medium-high heat. 

  • Grill the avocado wedges for 2-4 minutes per side, or until grill marks are visible. Set aside. 

  • Meanwhile, drizzle the chicken with ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with the seasonings, and toss well to completely coat.

  • Add the chicken to the preheated grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165F. Once the chicken is done allow it to sit for a few minutes, then slice it.

  • To a large salad bowl add the chopped veggies, avocado and top with the grilled chicken. Drizzle with olive oil, lime juice and season with salt and pepper. 

  • Crumble feta cheese over and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Toss and serve!

Notes

  • Be sure to cook the chicken to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Swap the chicken breast with boneless chicken thighs if you would like.
  • Serve this avocado chicken salad as a sandwich with bread or in lettuce wraps.
  • Enjoy this salad with cauliflower lime rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 1636mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg