Grilled Chicken with Tomatillo Avocado Sauce Recipe

  • 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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.