Grilled Chicken with Tomatillo Avocado Sauce

  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Total Time:

    1 hr 12 mins

  • Prep Time:

    30 mins

  • Cook Time:

    42 mins


  • Grilled Chicken
  • 4 (3-ounce) portions boneless, skinless chicken breasts OR breast cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 2 limes (1 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel and 3 tablespoons juice)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, canned pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
  • Tomatillo Avocado Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound (4 to 5 medium) fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1/2 medium, ripe avocado
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced, roasted green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon canned pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
  • 1/2 Mazola® Sobrecitos™ Chicken Flavor Bouillon Packets
  • OR 1 teaspoon Mazola® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Powder
  • 11/4 cup loosely packed, fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Fresh cilantro and lime wedges to garnish


  1. Pat chicken dry using paper towels and place in large resealable plastic bag. (Lightly pound or butterfly chicken to an even 3/4-inch thickness.) Combine oil, lime peel, lime juice, jalapenos, garlic and cumin in a small bowl; add to chicken. Marinate for 15 to 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Preheat grill to medium heat or about 350°F. Grill chicken for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from grill.
  3. To make Tomatillo Avocado Sauce: heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into blender or food processor. Add tomatillos, avocado, green chilies, jalapenos, cumin, bouillon and cilantro. Pulse 4 or 5 times or until pureed; add water until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Serve over grilled chicken and garnish cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.
  6. Recipe Note: Fresh tomatillos can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores and Latin markets. For a more spicy sauce, add 1 or 2 chopped, fresh serrano or jalapeno chile peppers and sauté them with the onions.