Lemon Chili Chicken with Guacamole

Another quick dinner inspired by Heather’s Dish:

Lemon Chili ChickenĀ  (adapted from Heather’s Dish)


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

juice of two lemons

2 Tbsp olive oil

3 tsp chili powder (mine was Mexican Hot Chili powder)

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

dash of cayenne pepper

sprinkle of dried cilantro



  1. Combine all ingredients (except the chicken) in a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Rinse your chicken until cold water, and pat dry with a paper towel. Trim any extra fat and filet the chicken (slice the breast lengthwise).
  3. Add the chicken to the bowl, and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Grill until white throughout, top with guacamole and serve.

This dish got rave reviews. It’s stupid easy to make and so flavorful! It also makes me think of being on the beach, which is nice to think about when it’s 30 F outside.

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9 Responses to Lemon Chili Chicken with Guacamole

  1. Torie February 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM #

    This is what’s for dinner tonight! Thank you, sounds great šŸ™‚

  2. Christine April 5, 2012 at 10:46 AM #

    This chicken was SO GOOD. I was lazy and used wholly guacamole packets, but still, amazing. Thanks for a winner!

    • Allison April 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM #

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad that you liked it!

  3. melissa September 5, 2012 at 9:48 PM #

    this was delicious! sadly we don’t have a grill, so we used this marinade/spice mix on boneless chicken thighs and broiled them in the oven. this is definitely a healthy meal that doesn’t sacrifice flavor at all.

    • Allison September 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM #

      Um…YUM! That sounds amazing…chicken thighs are my favorite… I might have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  4. karenb January 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM #

    This chicken is very good. It’s on the permanent rotation at my house. I serve it on a bed of lettuce with the guacamole.


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