Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa


It’s true that chicken breasts on there own don’t have much flavor but when you flavor them right you can create one memorable meal! Which is exactly what I think of this Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa! The chicken doesn’t require any marinating just a simple homemade cajun spice rub then about 8 minutes on the grill (which will add more flavor), and it’s finished with a perfectly fresh and delicious avocado based salsa – which helps balance out the heat of the chicken. This is the perfect new chicken recipe to try this summer!

Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn SalsaGrilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

With this recipe it’s Cajun chicken so it is intended to be spicy so keep that in mind. Cayenne pepper is the spicy ingredient here so just adjust that to suit your personal preference. If you were to omit it entirely it wouldn’t really be cajun chicken anymore, but┬áit would still be good if heat ain’t your thang. But no matter what you do, don’t leave off the avocado corn salsa, key flavors here. You know how I love my avocado salsas. Have you tried my Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice? It’s a reader favorite summer recipe so try that one too!

Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa


Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4



  • 4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Avocado Corn Salsa

  • 1 ear corn, grilled or 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red or green bell pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 3 Tbsp chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat (to about 425 degrees). Pound thicker parts of chicken with the flat side of a meat mallet to even out their thickness. 

    In a small bowl whisk together paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, thyme and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I used heaping 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper). Brush both sides of chicken breasts lightly with olive oil then sprinkle both sides evenly with seasoning mixture. Grill until center registers 165, about 4 minutes per side. 

    Meanwhile in a medium mixing bowl toss together corn, tomato, bell pepper, avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

    Let chicken rest off of grill 5 minutes tented with foil then serve warm with Avocado Corn Salsa.

    Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Carmen lagunas: Oh my Goodness! This has my name all over it! :) Is that just white rice mixed with black beans? July 17, 2017 at 8:10am Reply

  • Kate @ Cooking On Clocks: Such a great summer meal! July 19, 2017 at 11:53am Reply

  • Kelly Senyei @ Just a Taste: This chicken looks delicious, Jaclyn! Can’t wait to give it a try! July 20, 2017 at 4:28pm Reply

  • Jessica: I don’t usually leave comments but this was so good, how could I not?! Made it last night and the man and I both loved it! I am no grill master so I just pan seared the chicken on the stove in my cast iron and finished it in the oven. Served it with some brown rice for a healthy, easy, and absolutely delicious summer dinner! Made the salsa first so the flavors would marinate – next time I think I will double the salsa and use the leftovers to make a salad for lunch the next day. Thanks for a new favorite recipe! July 28, 2017 at 5:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you and your husband enjoyed this Jessica! Thanks for your review! July 29, 2017 at 11:19am Reply

  • Heather: This was so good!! It was healthy, fresh, and delicious! My husband and I both loved it (which is saying something for my hubby to like it)! My picky 7 year old asked to try the salsa and then asked for more salsa…I was shocked! We will definitely be making this again soon. Thank you, Jaclyn, for the great recipe! I have tried many of your recipes and they have all turned out so good. I am a fan!! Love your website :) September 14, 2017 at 6:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Heather! September 18, 2017 at 12:38pm Reply

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