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California Avocado Skillet Chicken is marinated in honey balsamic and cooked in the skillet to tender and juicy perfection. Topped with ooey gooey cheese, tomato and avocado this will become a  family favorite! 

California Avocado Skillet Chicken in a skillet.

California Avocado Skillet Chicken

I love a good healthy dish that is big on flavor and you don’t have to compromise on taste. The hubby and I have been doing the Keto diet and we have been loving it so far. We can still eat the foods that we love as apart of a healthy lifestyle. So many recipes are keto friendly and this one happens to be one as well! You have your honey balsamic marinated chicken that gets topped with ooey gooey cheese, tomatoes, and avocado. All of these flavors come together and are going to wow your taste buds!

Check out my Tuscan Garlic Chicken   and my Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken for more delicious skillet chicken recipes.

California Avocado Skillet Chicken

Ways to cook chicken breast in a skillet

There are so many different ways to cook chicken. This is my favorite way to make chicken and it is able to cook quickly and easily in the skillet. The chicken gets marinaded in a honey balsamic and you put them in the pan to cook over medium-high heat. You cook each side for about 3-4 minutes until it is brown.

What temperature to cook chicken breasts?

You cook the chicken until it is 165 degrees

California Avocado Skillet Chicken with balsamic dressing and avocado on top.

Can you cook chicken on the grill?

Yes you can! We made it this summer and you can find it here. We loved it so much that I decided to make it again in the skillet. Everything about this meal is so good. I especially love the honey balsamic glaze on the chicken, and topped with gooey cheese? This chicken is one of my favorites! I know that you will love it too!!

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California Avocado Skillet Chicken

4.60 from 5 votes
California Avocado Skillet Chicken is marinated in honey balsamic and cooked in the skillet to tender and juicy perfection. Topped with ooey gooey cheese, tomato and avocado this will become a family favorite!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4



  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk the balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Reserve 1/4 cup of the sauce for later. Add the chicken breasts and coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, discard the marinade and add the chicken to the skillet. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked to 165 degrees. Add the reserved marinade and cook until the sauce reduces.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and avocado, tomato basil mixture. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.


Calories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 33gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 621mgPotassium: 1123mgFiber: 8gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 775IUVitamin C: 18.5mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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You can find even more skillet chicken recipes here:

Skillet Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet 

About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 4 stars
    This recipe was delicious!! I added a small amount of red onion to the avocado/tomato mixture…it provided a good burst of flavor. Other than that this dish is amazing!! I can’t wait to try more from your blog. 🙂

  2. Ah-maze-ing!! Made this tonight and didn’t want to stop eating,it was so good. I marinated it overnight – not on purpose, time just got away from me – but I’m glad I did. The flavor in this dish is so good. ☺️

    1. In this recipe there is not any olive oil. It has other ingredients that make an oil for it. Hope that helps and you can enjoy this chicken!! XOXO

  3. 5 stars
    I just made the Cali chicken. Amazeballs! So quick and easy, so much flavor! This is my new go to site which doesn’t disappoint!