Peppered Lime Chicken with Avocado Salad and Creamy Lime Dressing

These are my favorite kinds of dinners, the ones that just sort of happen. Here’s how this one happened:

I’m on the treadmill, running at a 7.8 speed (yes, I exaggerate a little bit, but can you prove otherwise?), and I’m watching the television that plays at the gym. Suddenly a commercial for California Avocados appears and I’m thinking, “get in my face now.”

I slowed my speed, grabbed my handy little iPhone and wrote a shopping list on my notepad, all while running at a slow 6.5 mph pace.

Wow, all the running talk makes me tired.

Back to the recipe….this is one delicious springtime dinner. I drizzled the creamy sauce on my chicken, and then dipped my “deconstructed guacamole” into the dressing as well. Then I think I slurped the remaining sauce with a straw. True story.

Peppered Lime Chicken with Avocado Salad and Creamy Lime Dressing


For the Chicken:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

For the Avocado Salad:

  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 avocados, cored, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, snipped

For the Creamy Lime Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 cranks fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes


  1. For the chicken, mix pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, coriander, red pepper and cumin together in a small bowl. Put chicken breasts in large ziploc bag and pound to 1/4 inch thin.
  2. Lay chicken breasts on foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with pepper mixture. Juice half a lime and drizzle over chicken. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until fully cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, make dressing. Whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth, set aside.
    To serve, layer avocado salad with slices of tomato, onion and avocado. Sprinkle with kosher salt, cilantro and juice of lime. Serve with chicken and a side of creamy lime dressing. Enjoy!

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14 comments on “Peppered Lime Chicken with Avocado Salad and Creamy Lime Dressing”

  1. This looks and sounds so good! And I was cracking up at your treadmill speeds . . . I can barely BREATHE at 6.5, let alone make a shopping list! You are awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you are having a good week!
    Camille (SixSistersStuff)

  2. Now see I never step on a treadmill, so I would totally buy that you were going 7.8 speed!

  3. hahaha!!! Totally laughing at the thought of you typing away on your phone notes while trucking along at the high speeds:-) Awesome dinner!!!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the delightful recipe

  5. I’m so glad that commercial helped you think of this dinner. It looks great!

    And I’m impressed that you can type on the iPhone at a 6.5 speed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Your pictures are beautiful and the meal sounds amazing!! What a great dinner!

  7. You’re good. I was walking at 4 mph on the treadmill and trying to text. Dropped my android and it walked right off the end of the treadmill. It survived, I almost fell trying to retrieve it. Your pics are really good and I can’t wait to try the recipe.

  8. Looks really tasty! Maybe I should try the treadmill for inspriation.

  9. Bhahaha I love it! Your such a multi-tasker! You go girl! This chicken sounds awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Your chicken looks perfect and moist…the creamy dressing sounds like a great compliment! Nice healthy flavor combos!

  11. I love easy chicken meals! This one looks great! Thanks!

  12. This recipe looks great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package:

  13. Haha!
    That picture is stunning!! And the recipe sounds fabulous. Must follow you now – there is too much good here ๐Ÿ˜‰

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