Grilled Lemon Chicken & Avocado with Shishito Peppers & Lemon Crema

If you aren't grilling avocados, you are missing out! Grilling avocados makes them creamy and smokey, and serving them with grilled chicken breasts and shishito peppers makes a satisfying meal.
Grilled Lemon Chicken & Avocado with Shishito Peppers & Lemon Crema recipe

Grilled Lemon Chicken & Avocado with Shishito Peppers & Lemon Crema

Shishito peppers are small and typically sweet, but 1 in 10 is spicy (with a Scoville rating similar to a jalapeño). Sub with a bell or padron pepper in a pinch.

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  • 4Servings


  • 4 5-oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts

    3 tbsp olive oil, divided

    1 tsp lemon zest + 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

    1½ tsp paprika

    ¼ tsp sea salt

    ⅛ tsp ground black pepper

    8 oz shishito peppers (about 24)

    2 avocados, halved and pitted (peel on)

    1 clove garlic, minced

    ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  • ½ cup full-fat sour cream

    2 tsp lemon zest + 1 tbsp lemon juice

    ¼ tsp sea salt


1. In a large bowl, place chicken, 2 tbsp oil, lemon zest and juice, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix to coat chicken. Marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

2. In a separate bowl, mix shishito peppers, avocado, remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic.

3. Prepare lemon crema: In a small bowl, mix together crema ingredients. Set aside.

4. Cook chicken: Preheat grill to 400ºF. Spread chicken on grill and cook covered, for 5 to 8 minutes flipping once or until a thermometer reads 165°F in center. Place peppers  and avocados on grill for the last 3 minutes of grilling. Transfer to a serving platter and top with crema and parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 breast and ¼ of vegetables
  • Calories: 463
  • Carbohydrate Content: 15 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 87 mg
  • Fat Content: 33 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 7 g
  • Sodium Content: 322 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 20 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 4 g