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Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

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Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa |

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…


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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Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa |

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 |

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.

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa |

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 |

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.

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55 comments on “Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa”

  1. 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!

  2. Such a flavorful and healthy chicken dinner!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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!

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

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

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

  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!

  11. 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

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

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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! :)

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

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

  20. Looks very tasty. Chicken meat with avocado sauce sounds like a good combination.

  21. Great recipes and beautiful imagery! Gosh, I love this blog. Keep rockin’ Hayley :)

    • Thanks for your sweet words Marie! This is actually Ali’s recipe and blog though. :) I just help her out with comments!

  22. Lovely recipe. I bet it will be as tasteful if the chicken is replaced with fish.

  23. Taking a nice move with avocado and punching it with he best ingredients is really a good though. Being one of the Caterers in Mumbai, I would really love to keep this dish in one of my occasion.

  24. Looks great! I’d give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

  25. I’m struggling with the pineapple, although this looks rather delicious!

  26. This recipe is so good, perfect for summer time. I like chicken with salsa especially mango or pineapple salsa.

  27. Pineapple Salsa is utterly refreshing, ty for sharing!

  28. Very colorful indeed! I just can’t stop watching these beautiful pics. If I manage to make this meal at least as half as good as it looks in these pictures, then that would definitely be my all time cooking chef-d’oeuvre. Anyways, thanks for sharing this Ali :)

    • Thank you Rosamund — you are too sweet! And we hope you enjoy the chicken!

  29. Looks delicious. I generally use mango, but pineapple sounds like a good idea too, very Hawaiian. :)

  30. Hi Ali, I found your blog via pinterest and repined your ” the one thing you must do to every imagine you upload to your blog.” I can’t wait to try this to my photos!  I’ve been blogging for quite a while and when it comes to adding different features to my blog I’m an amateur. (lol) I was wondering if you can tell me how to add the Pinterest icon to my photos, so that people could repin my pictures. Thanks so much! 

    PS. this recipe looks awesome and can’t wait to make it for dinner this week!