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Seared Chicken with Avocado

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 9 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1/4 cup avocado mixture)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 diced peeled avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime, cut into fourths

Nutrition Information

  • calories 221
  • caloriesfromfat 42 %
  • fat 10.3 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 27.4 g
  • carbohydrate 5.2 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 370 mg
  • calcium 22 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle seasoning on both sides of chicken. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chicken to pan, smooth side down; cook 1 minute or until seared. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

  2. Combine avocado, cilantro, pepper, lime juice, and salt. Squeeze one-fourth lime over each piece of chicken before serving. Serve with avocado mixture.

Cook's Notes

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