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Grilled California Chicken Recipe

This grilled California Chicken Recipe is a delicious grilled chicken breast recipe.  It includes the best chicken marinade and is an easy chicken and avocado recipe. It's the perfect grilled chicken recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
cooling time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 396kcal


The Best Chicken Marinade

  • 3-4 large Chicken Breasts plan on 4-6 ounces of chicken per person
  • 3 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 pkg Good Seasonings Italian Seasonings Packet I've had good luck finding this in the supermarket aisle with the salad dressings

Toppings for California Chicken

  • 1 large Avocado ripe
  • 2 large Tomatoes Enough for about 2 slices per chicken breast
  • 8 slices Pepperjack Cheese a couple slices to cover each chicken breast


The Best Chicken Marinade Instructions

  • In a gallon sized ziplock bag, add the chicken breast.  Use a rolling pin, mason jar, or the flat side of a meat tenderizer to pound the thickest part of the chicken breast. Pound until it about 3/4" thick, similar to the rest of the chicken breast. (This should only take a few good whacks.)?
  • Add the Avocado Oil and juice the lemon into the Ziplock bag. Add the Good Seasonings Italian packet and seal the ziplock bag. Roll the bag around gently to mix all the ingredients together.
  • Let the chicken sit in the fridge and marinade for 2-24 hours. (If you can let the chicken marinate for up to 24 hours, that's ideal. The marinate will give the chicken so much flavor and it makes the most tender and juicy grilled chicken.)?

How to make the California Grilled Chicken Breast

  • When the temperature of the chicken breast reaches about 162 degrees, Add 3-4 slices of avocado, 2-3 slices of tomato, and a couple of slices of pepper jack cheese. (You can also use sliced mozzarella cheese for this recipe if you don't like pepper jack. 
  • Close the grill for 2 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Take the chicken breast off the grill and into a serving dish.  Cover with foil for 5 minutes while the chicken breast cools down a little. Serve, Enjoy!


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 1.1mg