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

4.8 from 40 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
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!!


  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced (any tomato will work)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • salt and pepper
  • balsamic vinegar for drizzling optional


  1. In a [url:1]medium sized bowl[/url] 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 [url:2]small bowl[/url] add the avocado, tomato, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Heat the grill to medium high heat. [url:3]Grill[/url] 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.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled California Avocado Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 621mg26%
Potassium 1123mg32%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 18.5mg22%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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. I’m not sure if she did this per say but If you saute balsamic vinegar, it will cook the vinegar out and create a almost no calorie delicious sweetened sauce and its the same sauce you would use to top a caprease pizza if you know what that is.

  1. My 14 year old son and husband ask for this weekly!
    So glad I found this website. We have tried many recipes and they are all keepers.

    1. The nice thing about this recipe is it does have a great variety on the chicken and you wouldn’t need a lot of sides for it. A salad would be great. A type of fruit salad would be great or rice. It does make it tricky because of the flavorful ingredients. Hope you enjoy it! XOXO

      1. That sounds delicious! I have my chicken marinating now. I’m going to roast a spaghetti squash while it hangs out in the fridge and serve it over that. I’m going to saute the spaghetti squash once its shredded with a little olive oil, garlic, salt and basil!

        I also added fresh minced garlic to the tomato/avocado mix!

  2. 5 stars
    We made the chicken for dinner last night. Let me just say that my niece’s husband wanted to lick his plate.

    This is so delicious and so easy. Thank you for sharing.

  3. 2 stars
    Ok recipe but the cheese adds no value except to make increase risk of heart attack. Cajun spice or peri peri with avo salsa would be better.

  4. 5 stars
    Oh my GOD !!! This recipe was off the hook. I made this for my mother in law, my wife and myself and let me tell you what !!! OH MY GOD we LOVED it !!! And I am not a balsamic vinager guy. What a nice change to the usual chicken recipe. This is definitely going in my favorites. I did cut the breasts in half long ways and it was unbelievable. I cannot wait until summer so I can make the chicken on the grill.

  5. 4 stars
    I just finished making this for dinner tonight. It was excellent. The aroma from balsamic chicken is still hanging around maki g me just want to keep eating….thanks for the recipe….

  6. 5 stars
    LOVE! Cheese and all. Added bonus, my husband is a diabetic and his dietitian recommends using honey as a sweetener for him, thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    As I was cooking the chicken I thought I had messed up as it smelled like it was burning! However, it turned out great! Will definitely be making this dish again.

  8. 4 stars
    I made this a few nights ago and it was delicious! The chicken and cheese tasted even better the next day as leftovers. I had to take off the avocado mixture since it browned overnight, but that was expected. Thank you for a delicious recipe.

  9. I love the recipe.. thank you so much.. can I ask what skill you are using.. I drive a truck.. I could use that in my truck for cooking healthy.. truck stops are all going to fast food..

  10. Made this tonight on the stove top and put it over rice. I used garlic olive oil and had a small block of Mozarella cheese with Italian herbs on all its sides. I then covered it and the cheese melted nicely on the chicken. It was so delicious. We tend to eat large portion sizes and one breast with the rice was plenty filling for us. This recipe is a keeper.

  11. 5 stars
    We love this recipe! My extremely picky boyfriend asks for this on a regular basis. I’m actually getting ready to make it right now lol. I always broil the chicken but do everything else as written and its amazing! Last time I used dried basil and it was just as good. Thank you for this delicious recipe.

  12. Wow. Made this dish along side a beef your Beef Bourguignon for Christmas Eve dinner and both were a HUGE HIT! And simple to make! Thank you for sharing!

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