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Sam and I try to eat healthily most of the time, but especially when we are in the throws of Bake Off. When I’m baking along every week and have scores of sugar-filled treats floating around the house at all times, it becomes really hard to resist them. So we don’t. But then the trade off is to try not to eat any other sugary things during the week, and to eat nutritiously at lunch and dinner. 

It works most of the time, but meal planning and thinking ahead really makes it easier. Otherwise, come dinner time after a busy day, we are too tempted just to fall back on popping a frozen pizza into the oven. So good, so cheap and so delicious.

Today, I want to bring to you a recipe for  coriander (cilantro) chicken with avocado. 

Coriander Chicken with Avocado
Serves 4
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
2255 calories
64 g
578 g
127 g
225 g
32 g
1449 g
887 g
6 g
0 g
85 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2255
Calories from Fat 1083
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 127g
Saturated Fat 32g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Monounsaturated Fat 68g
Cholesterol 578mg
Sodium 887mg
Total Carbohydrates 64g
Dietary Fiber 43g
Sugars 6g
Protein 225g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1.5 lb. boneless chicken breast
  2. 1/4 cup lime juice
  3. 1 tablespoons of coconut oil
  4. ΒΌ cup fresh coriander (cilantro)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  7. salt and pepper to taste
Avocado topping
  1. 3 avocados, diced
  2. handful of coriander, diced
  3. 3 tablespoons lime juice
  4. 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  6. 1 garlic clove, minced
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl, add the lime juice, coconut oil, coriander. Whisk until mixed. In another bowl mix together the ground cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Rub your spices all over your chicken. Place them in a dish, and pour your coriander lime juice marinade over top. Cover with cling film and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. (Refrigerated)
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat (about 205 C / 400 F). Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove and let sit whilst you make your avocado topping.
  3. In a bowl, add the avocado, coriander, lime juice, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic clove, and salt to a small bowl. Gently mush together, depending on how chunky you like your avocado. Personally, I prefer mine quite mushed, but Sam likes his chunky.
  4. Top your chicken with your avocado and salt and pepper to taste.
Adapted from Joyful Healthy Eats
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It might look a little dull, but it’s packed with flavour and nutrition! 

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  • TravelWithNanoB

    This actually sounds very delicious, I think cilantro makes everything beautiful. I always struggle with healthy recipes which are actually tasty, and this seems like a perfect combination. Will definitely give it a try this weekend!

  • Ohh you Americans and your cilantro…. πŸ˜‰ Looks perfect, I love every ingredient in this recipe. Please tell me you also had something else served with it? No carbs or other veg at all? Alice xxx

  • Holy smokes. I saw the photos of this on BlogLovin which caught me salivating! This is a meal to try for when we get back off holiday without a doubt. Nom nom.
    Bee |

  • This looks lovely of course but what I love about this post is someone else admitting that they enjoy frozen pizza!

    • Frozen pizza is delicious. If someone says they don’t eat it/don’t enjoy it, I don’t believe them. πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Dan and I love cilantro. I love avocado. I need to try this!

  • Chicken and avocado are a perfect combo! This looks light and delicious πŸ™‚

  • Anything with avocado gets my vote!

  • I can’t believe there are people who don’t like coriander – they are properly missing out!

    • I just can’t believe that to a certain percentage of people due to genetics coriander tastes like soap! x

  • I love avocado so much! Never tried it with chicken but I must try soon! We had an amazing light dinner recently (recipe from Nick Nairn) it was hot-smoked salmon with a mango and avocado salsa, it was the best most freshest thing I had had in ages. Delicious!