Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr and Lindsey Lower    
Serves 4

All the fresh flavors of summer come together in Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Avocado Salad. The homemade buttermilk dressing balances the heat of the chicken and completes the meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to high heat.

Step 2

Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Chill buttermilk mixture until ready to serve.

Step 3

Lightly coat chicken with cooking spray. Combine oil, onion powder, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and chipotle; rub evenly over chicken. Coat corn and onion with cooking spray. Arrange chicken, corn, and onion on grill rack; grill 8 minutes or until done, turning chicken and onion once and corn occasionally. Remove from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Cut corn kernels from cobs.

Step 4

Slice chicken. Arrange 1 breast on each of 4 plates. Arrange 2 yellow and 2 red tomato slices on each plate. Top each serving with 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes. Divide corn, onion, and avocado evenly among plates. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt over salads. Drizzle about 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing over each salad.

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Ratings & Reviews

jjleonard26's Review

April 05, 2014
This recipe is a family favorite. We turned it into a salad, serving the chicken over Herb Salad Mix and adding a little goat cheese and roasted red pepper. Fantastic! The dressing is a keeper. I double the dressing recipe and give it time to really chill in the fridge.

Great Salad!

August 05, 2016
This is an easy and delicious salad especially if you have access to fresh, just picked tomatoes.  The only change I made was with the buttermilk--I am not a fan and when I googled buttermilk for nonlovers, it said to mix 3/4 c sour cream with 1/4 cup milk.  Since I was making the salad for two, I used 2 oz sour cream and 1 tsp of milk.  I then continued with the rest of the dressing recipe--my husband and I both loved the dressing very much and there was enough for the two of us.  At the local farmers market, I found beautiful heirloom cherry tomatoes which gave the salad a lot of color.  Plus I tried a lemon yellow tomato variety (excellent) and a Jersey tomato for the red.  The spice on the chicken was delicious.  My husband is already asking that I make this salad again next week!  After reading other reviews, I may try adding grilled red pepper.  Nice and light and easy on a hot summer night!

Easy and Excellent!

April 11, 2015
Ended up having to do the chicken under the broiler in the oven, and it was fantastic!  Easy and delicious!!

steponme's Review

July 05, 2014
Fantastic dressing. Unfortunately an unexpected storm came through and had to resort to the grill pan on stove; the charcoal grilled chicken would make this a grand slam! I used a mixed medley container of small tomatoes that my market had along with the grape tomatoes and I forgot the corn, but still a delicious meal.

LightestFan's Review

January 28, 2014
This was absolutely amazing! I wouldn't change a single thing.

margokidd's Review

December 09, 2013
I made this last week and had to put it on my list for this week too. Soooo delish! It's winter so I just used my grill pan.

daneanp's Review

August 27, 2013
A great, quick, easy summer meal. My only minor complaint is that the chicken wasn't very flavorful which was surprising given the chipotle chile powder. Will try and add some garlic and perhaps more chile powder next time.

sgwdavis's Review

August 10, 2013
This was a big hit with everyone in my family. A definite keeper.

Debbie0115's Review

August 05, 2013
Excellent recipe! It is perfect for a warm summer night. I broiled the vegetables because our grill wasn't working and I added sliced broiled yellow pepper (removing the skin). There were no leftovers!

ktleyed's Review

July 28, 2013
We all really loved this and it looked beautiful I even took a picture of it! The dressing made it. A keeper.