Mojo Grilled Chicken Breasts



1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1 lime, cut into wedges
Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


Combine 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a large bowl.

Reserve 1/4 cup marinade in a medium bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and chicken to remaining marinade, turning to coat.

Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.

Add onion slices to pan; grill 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and onions to reserved 1/4 cup marinade; cover tightly with plastic wrap.

Let stand 10 minutes.

Return grill pan to high heat.

Coat pan with cooking spray.

Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.

Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Add chicken to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Serve chicken with onion mixture, avocado slices, and lime wedges.

Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.