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Grilled Chicken with Avocado-Citrus Sauce

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Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
450 Calories
29 g Fat
220 mg Sodium
Grilled Chicken with Avocado-Citrus Sauce


A creamy avocado-citrus sauce makes baked chicken breasts simply delicious.


Serves: 6

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup Whipping cream
1/2 tsp. finely chopped orange zest
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 ripe, fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and pureed
1/4 tsp. salt, plus additional to taste
6 (about 6-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
As needed black pepper
6 each lemon, lime, and orange slices

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Sauté garlic in 1 teaspoon butter until soft but not colored, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in cream.
  3. Heat to a simmer, stirring frequently; do not boil.
  4. Stir in orange zest, juices, avocado, and salt. Keep warm.
  5. Melt remaining butter.
  6. Brush chicken with butter.
  7. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  8. Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, or bake at 450 degrees F until chicken is browned and just firm to the touch, about 15 minutes.
  9. Serve each breast with 1/4 cup avocado sauce; garnish with a slice of each citrus fruit.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve on a bed of rice, couscous or other cooked grains.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 450
Total Fat 29 g
Cholesterol 165 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Protein 41 g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


(20 Ratings)