Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salad


Total Time:

1 hour



Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salad checks off all the boxes when it comes to a dinner party meal! It’s pretty, instagram friendly, delicious and most important EASY!

Grilled Chicken and Tomato Avocado Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Is it sad that I pick recipes for dinner parties based on that criteria? I’ve just come to terms with the fact that that’s the world we live in and it’s really nice when everything is pretty. This grilled chicken number is beyond. The chicken is moist (my least favorite word ever but let’s use it anyways) as it’s marinated for about an hour before going on the grill. The avocado tomato and corn salad mixed with my cilantro vinaigrette is a dream come true. You could just eat the salad if that’s more your style, but trust me when I say that everything combined together is the all time most perfect summer bite. Take a stab at this one this weekend, you won’t be disappointed!

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salad

This grilled chicken dinner party meal is beyond. Marinated grilled chicken combined with a dreamy avocado tomato and corn salad is the most perfect summer bite.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 4 people


For the Chicken:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts with skin

For the Topping:


  • Combine the ingredients for the chicken marinade in a bowl and stir to combine. Add the chicken and marinate for 30-45 minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat a grill to high heat. Lift chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and grill chicken, turning often, until no longer pink in center, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a platter and top with the avocados, cherry tomatoes and raw corn cut off the cob. Serve with the cilantro vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper.

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  1. Sydney | Modern Granola

    This looks and sounds amazing! That cilantro vinaigrette sounds like life itself! I can’t wait to try this end-of-summer recipe.
    xx Sydney

  2. Connie

    Well, this salad looks divine, all my favorite things (avocado, corn, tomatoes…) on one plate! I bet it would be good with boneless thighs, too. I also have a newfound appreciation for cilantro in recent years so I must try this salad!!!

  3. Monika

    ANYTHING with your cilantro vinaigrette is the best! This looks so summery and festive. I hope summer hangs arounds extra long this year so I can make this several times!

  4. Jen

    Awesome – made this for our 4th if July meal – so easy – amazing flavor and a huge hit!

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  12. Amy

    Yumm!! Just made this and it was as good as it looked! Chicken marinade and cilantro dressing were fantastic! Thank you!

  13. Nicole

    Made this tonight and it was easy and so yummy!!!!! Looked beautiful too. Thank you for the recipe!!!!

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  16. Chris

    Is there a secret to keeping the avocados looking fresh, un-brown, if that’s a word, in the Avocado-Tomato salad while serving guests?

    • Gaby

      citrus juice!! I toss them with lemon or lime juice if they are going to sit out for a bit

  17. Peggy

    I don’t have a grill – can I cook the chicken on a grill pan or in the oven?

    • Gaby

      grill pan for sure to start so you can the crisp, and then you can finish in the oven!

    • Gaby

      Not overnight because of the lime juice – it will make the chicken funky

  18. Lex

    What would you recommend as a substitute for cilantro? I am allergic to it and I swear it is in everything!!

  19. Heather Gallagher

    5 stars
    This recipe is seriously delicious and the cilantro vinaigrette pushes it over the edge. I made it two nights ago and I’m making more right now with extra for leftovers. So tasty!

  20. Kendra Warlick

    Where is recipe for cilantro vinaigrette? That’s a key part! Thanks!

    • Lynn Chabris

      sorry!!! I see it is skin on breasts 🙂

  21. Joann

    Hi Gaby! This looks fantastic!! I’d like to make it for a get together we’re having in a couple weeks, but have a question. The recipe calls for skin on chicken breasts. They look like boneless in the picture, but I want to make sure. Are we to use boneless chicken breasts with the skin on?

  22. Melyssa

    This sounds amazing! Definitely going to make it however I have an aversion to Cilantro (it’s an actual genetic thing saw it on my 23 and me test). Is there a substitute you can recommend that would go with the salad/dish?

  23. Sarah

    Just made this and it was absolutely delicious!! The chicken marinade and cilantro vinaigrette were *chefs kiss*.
    We grilled the corn on the cob along with the chicken before mixing with the avocado and tomatoes and served with some grilled naan to soak up all the yumminess!

  24. Amy Adams

    5 stars
    The salad was soooo good! Never had raw corn- YUM! Blasted that chicken on high and for the first time I finally had a moist chicken breast. Thanks Gaby!

  25. KO

    How much chicken does this recipe require? A full chicken, cut up, or thighs or breasts?

    Thanks. KO

  26. KO

    whoops – just read the recipe more closely – and see that it states 4 chicken breasts….I need more coffee

    please disregard the earlier email from me.


    • Janina

      Love this recipe! Making it this weekend. What would you serve as a side with it? Thank you!

  27. Karen

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy! First time to try raw corn! Wow! Where’s that been all my life?!

  28. Joellen

    Made this tonight after watching your InstaLive this week! This was so delicious! We devoured it! This will be on repeat for the rest of the summer!