Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salad

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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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 8 votes
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.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 4 people


For the Chicken:

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ 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.


Not a fan of cilantro? Try a basil vinaigrette instead.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 1546mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1082IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. What would you recommend as a substitute for cilantro? I am allergic to it and I swear it is in everything!!

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

  2. 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?

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

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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

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