Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

07.16.2017

Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa, need I say more? Tender, well seasoned chicken breasts are coated with a bright and creamy, colorful avocado corn salsa. It has delicious flavor and nice balance of textures. It’s a memorable, protein rich dish people will request again and again!

Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

Well Spiced Cajun Chicken

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.

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This is the perfect new chicken recipe to try out on the grill!

Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Chicken breasts
  • Spices – paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, thyme, oregano, S&P
  • Olive oil
  • Veggies – corn, tomato, bell pepper, avocado, red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

How to Make Cajun Chicken with Avocado Salsa

  • Preheat a grill. Pound thicker parts of chicken to even it.
  • Whisk together spices in a bowl.
  • Brush chicken with olive oil and season with spices.
  • Grill to cook through.
  • In a bowl toss all of the salsa ingredients together
  • Let chicken rest off of grill 5 minutes (for a juicy end result). Serve with salsa.

Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

Can I Make it Less Spicy?

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 it would still be good if heat ain’t your thang.

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Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa

5 from 1 vote

Tender, well seasoned chicken breasts are coated with a bright and creamy avocado corn salsa. It has delicious flavor and nice balance of textures. It's a memorable, protein rich dish people will request again and again!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Chicken
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 356 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 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

Instructions

  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

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cajun Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Potassium 969mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 20.9%
Vitamin C 34.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

9 comments

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Kelly! July 20, 2017 at 5:25pm Reply

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

  • 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

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