Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

August 28, 2014 by Ali

This Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa recipe is fresh, tasty, simple, and naturally gluten-free!

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We’re 3 days away from September, and I finally went swimming for the first time of the summer last night.

About. Dang. Time.

I used to spend pretty much every single summer day at the pool when I was a kid! In the mornings, I finally “woke up” each day by diving into that chilly water for swim team. (Where, I must point out, I made my one and only notable athletic achievement in life, winning 2nd place in the city of Wichita for backstroke at age 8.) After that, my sister and I would stick around for synchronized swimming. (I have home videos to prove it, where you can also catch a peek of our hair slicked back with gelatin. Yes, it’s what those Olympic swimmers use to literally glue their hairstyles in place.) Then once I became a teenager and was so over those activities, I would head to the pool with friends to lay out for hours and hours and check out the cute lifeguards and get hopped up on sugar from giant Pixie Sticks and work on the perfect tan. Because, of course, I was part of the lucky Banana Boat generation that’s now paying for it today…

Still.

Those summer days are driftin’ away, so I was happy to splash around with friends at least once last night before life gets freezing. So for a fresh and tasty meal before pool time, I decided to make another quintessential summer classic at my house — Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa.

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I have mentioned on here many times before that I’m obsessed with buying a fresh pineapple every time I set foot in ALDI. And pineapple salsa is one of my favorite ways to use leftover pineapple (on the rare weeks when I actually have “leftovers”). I love making pineapple salsa as an appetizer with chips, I love adding it to fish tacos, but I especially love adding a few spoonfuls on top of a grilled piece of protein for a super easy dinner.

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

Yesterday, I went with good ol’ chicken. (I seem to be obsessed with chicken recipes this summer. Not sure what that’s about.) And for an extra treat, I added some avocado to my pineapple salsa.

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Super delicious. Super easy. Super colorful. Super summery.

And hey! Even if it’s not summer, I buy ALDI pineapples year-round. So if you happen to be reading this in the dead cold of winter while dreams of summer plums and pool time are dancing in your head…just pick up a pineapple and make it happen.

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I’m sharing the recipe for this Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa over on ALDI’s blog today. So click on over to check it out. And happy grilling!

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post I’m doing in my partnership with ALDI this year. You all know how much I love ALDI, but all opinions are 100% my own as always. Thanks for supporting the brands which help make this site and my pineapple-obsession possible.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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20 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

  1. Sounds amazing! the fresh, tropical salsa is delicious!

    - Millie | Add A Little

  2. Yum, this recipe looks really good! I might try it!

    - Lucie Palka

  3. This looks wonderful! So fresh and simple. Grilled chicken is so good for you, but it can be boring. I’ll keep this recipe in mind next time I’m looking for something to add a little “color” to my chicken! :)

    - Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare

  4. This salsa looks so delicious and pretty as well! I love the idea of avocado with pineapple…a great blend of flavors. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    - Jodee Weiland

  5. Now that I think about it, I haven’t gone swimming in a pool all summer! I guess I should remedy that before summer is over. In the meantime, I’d love this chicken and salsa for dinner. Gorgeous dish!

    - Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

  6. This looks so good and a perfect lunch or dinner idea!!

    - ami@naivecookcooks

  7. Can we all just revert back to the days of all day at the pool and pretending we’re dolphins? I’m in. I’m a pineapple head too, and love pairing it with avo. Gorgeous as usual!

    - Heidi @foodiecrush

  8. Oh this looks so fresh and delicious! I love pineapple! I bet this salsa would be great on fish too! Thanks, Ali!

    - Liz @ Floating Kitchen

  9. This looks so fresh and summery! I love the generous portion of salsa…that is how I do.

    And if it makes you feel any better, I still haven’t stepped foot in a pool this summer! #forshame

    - Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

  10. I just went for my first and last swim of the season, too! Unless you count our beach vacation, which I don’t, because that was in spring, not summer. ;)

    Anyway! Love this chicken! It definitely looks like an amazing end of summer dinner!

    - Karly

  11. Summer is definitely still here, and while it lasts, meals like these are a must! So fresh and light and BEAUTIFUL!

    - Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

  12. Love how fresh and easy this recipe is! Plus anything that involves pineapple avocado salsa is always a win!

    - Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

  13. Ali, I am loving this recipe! I am now craving this salsa!

    - Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

  14. Yup, we were just talking about how we hadn’t gone swimming all summer too – of course, it’s only been 70 degrees all summer until just now!

    I’m pretty sure I’d spoon this salsa over nearly ANYTHING – it looks delicious!

    - Jessica | Saucy Pear

  15. I haven’t gone swimming all summer either and that makes me SO sad. This awesomely summer dish would make me feel a whole lot happier :)

    - Sues

  16. What a lovely way to say adios to summer. There’s just something about chicken with pineapple!

    - Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

  17. This looks so fresh and delicious! I forgot how simple it is to make homemade salsa until I see a recipe for it again. Now I’m inspired to make some this weekend. Thanks!

    - jenna @ just j.faye

  18. Such a flavorful and healthy chicken dinner!

    - Tieghan

  19. So funny – last weekend was the first time I went swimming in Lake Michigan all summer!! Admittedly, it’s been a bit chilly this year but still. ;) Hoping to get back there this weekend. Can’t wait to check this recipe out!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl