Grilled California Avocado Chicken

Grilled California Avocado Chicken marinates in an amazing honey garlic balsamic sauce and is grilled to perfection!  It is topped with a thick slice of mozzarella cheese and avocados, tomatoes and basil.  This chicken is INCREDIBLE!! 

Grilled California Avocado Chicken

So by now I should have had the baby.   Today is Sunday and I am writing this right before I have the baby.  So basically I am telling my future self that I made it and survived the end!  😂  This last day before I have the baby feels like the hardest.  It was so hard to sleep last night and it is even harder walking on my swollen feet.  I am sitting in our theater room lovesac because thats the only thing that is comfortable right now.  But I feel so much excitement for the baby to get here and I can’t wait to see her and see what she looks like.

So here is the thing.  I am going to be taking some time off to enjoy the baby.  So I have been working hard to keep the delicious meals coming and scheduling out so that I can unplug from the entire world and enjoy every second with my last baby.  Not only do I have posts lined up for you, my contributors are continuing to bring you amazing recipes.  So don’t you worry.  I would not leave your family hanging and hungry!  Ha!   Delicious mouthwatering recipes will still be coming your way!

Like this one.  I could not wait to share with  you this Grilled California Avocado Chicken!
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First of all, this chicken marinates in a honey garlic balsamic sauce.  I mean who doesn’t love that flavor combination?  It marinates to perfection and honestly grills to tender and juicy perfection!  The flavor is absolutely unreal in this chicken.

Grilled California Avocado Chicken in pan

And just when you think that it can’t possibly get any better,  you top it with a thick slice of mozzarella cheese when it comes off of the grill.  It gets so melty and ooey gooey.  And JUST when you think it can’t get any possibly better with the ooey gooey cheese on top comes the avocado, tomato, and basil.

Grilled California Avocado Chicken salsa

Que all of the heart eyes for the avocado, tomato, and basil combination.  😍😍😍  My mouth was watering making this to top off the chicken.  It provides a fresh and delicious element to the top.  It also makes it vibrant and delicious and such a pretty presentation.  My family couldn’t wait to devour it!

I am telling you.  This was one of the best things that I have ever thrown on the grill.  I already can’t wait to make it again.  The flavors came together so well and I know that this will become a family favorite at your house as well!

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Grilled California Avocado Chicken marinates in an amazing honey garlic balsamic sauce and is grilled to perfection! It is topped with a thick slice of mozzarella cheese and avocados, tomatoes and basil. This chicken is INCREDIBLE!!
Serves: 4
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced (any tomato will work)
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped basil
  • salt and pepper
  • balsamic vinegar for drizzling (optional)
  1. In a medium sized bowl whisk the balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, olive oil, italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Add the chicken breasts and coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add the avocado, tomato, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Heat the grill to medium high heat. Grill the chicken on each side about 6 minutes or until cooked throughout and no longer pink. Top with mozzarella cheese and avocado, tomato basil mixture. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.



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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. This is looking an awesome recipe, I must try it in coming days.

  2. Christy Q says:

    This was so good! A definite addition to our rotation this summer. We had extra marinade so we threw in extra chicken breasts so we will have leftovers for salads and sandwiches later this week.

  3. This looks and sounds absolutely amazing Alyssa. Love the flavour combos. A perfect healthy summer dinner! Looking forward to hearing about the new addition!

  4. I am so excited for you to get your new little one here! One of the best things in life is being a mother.❤️I hope all is well and that mom, baby and all are getting some rest.🙏

    • AWE!! Thank you so much!! She has arrived and we are ALL smitten by her!! Pictures and updates will come soon! Right now I am soaking up every minute with her and my family!! XOXO

  5. This recipe looks fantastic. I really need to try it. So glad that your little one arrived and that you are all doing well. Enjoy that much deserved time with your family!

    • AWE! Thank you so much!! She is a bundle of joy and sleeping while I type:)! We are all smitten by her! This California chicken is so delicious! Hope you are able to make it soon!! Xo

  6. How do you keep the avocados from getting dark? Will the tomatoes keep them green?

  7. Can you marinate the chicken over night?

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