Spicy Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa


This recipe is a shining example of simple delicious pleasure. Spicy Grilled Chicken topped with sweet and savory Strawberry Avocado Salsa is a great way to add a twist and some fresh flavor to chicken. Dress up the dinner table any night of the week with this perfectly quick and delightful meal!

1 1⁄4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil , plus extra for the grill grates
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Taco Seasoning
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
For the salsa
1⁄2 pound organic strawberries, stems removed, and diced
1⁄2 small organic red onion, diced
1 organic jalapeño, diced (remove the seeds for less spice)
1 large organic avocado, peeled, pit removed, and diced
  Juice of 1 organic lime
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt and Organic Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  Optional: chopped organic cilantro and organic lime wedges

1. In a large bowl add the chicken thighs, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil and stir to combine. Sprinkle the taco seasoning and 1 teaspoon salt evenly over the chicken and massage into the chicken, ensuring that all thighs are evenly coated. Cover the bowl and let sit for 30 minutes to marinate.

2. While the chicken marinates, make the salsa. Combine the strawberries, onion, jalapeño, avocado, and lime juice and gently toss together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. To prevent the chicken from sticking, use a paper towel to rub the grate with a little olive oil. Heat the grill to 350° to 450°F. Place the chicken thighs on the grill over indirect heat and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F. Transfer to a serving platter.

4. Serve the chicken topped with the Strawberry Avocado Salsa and garnish with the chopped cilantro and a lime wedge if desired.


Beverage Pairing

Recommended Beverage Style: Sparkling Wine

  • Pizzolatto Sparkling Rosé Secco Spumante