Photo: Justin Walker; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 chicken breast half, and 3 tablespoons tomatillo mixture)

How to Make It

Cook brown rice according to package directions. Place tomatillos, cilantro, onion, lime juice, and chile in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until smooth. Add avocado, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and sugar; pulse until smooth. Sprinkle cumin and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt over chicken. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into slices. Serve with rice and sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Love it!

July 22, 2016
This is an ABSOLUTE favorite in my house!! My husband would ask for it weekly if he could. I omit the cilantro and occasionally add tomato to the sauce but otherwise not much modification needed!


March 06, 2016
This recipe is THE BOMB! Don't overcook your chicken, follow the recipe, cook some rice, and you've got a winner!! It tastes like eating a burrito bowl from Chipotle or something, but more delicious because you made it! You can't beat this healthy, yummy recipe. I'm going to make it again and again and again. Plus, it's sooo easy. Why not throw this dish together for a fast, healthy, tastey chicken dinner. C'mon.

JoannaS's Review

January 28, 2015
I'm giving this recipe two stars because I wouldn't call it a "recipe" as much as I would call it an "idea." This is just chicken breast with brown rice and a dollop of guacamole. All good, tasting things - but don't expect this recipe to offer anything new.

wonderwab's Review

January 24, 2015
We really liked this recipe! I'm a sucker for measuring out everything as listed, so I thought the sauce was delightful. I'll admit we used about 2x the amount of suggested cumin- the 1 tsp wasn't enough to even cover all the breasts. Perhaps that made it less bland? Either way, this is going on 'the list'

lrose17's Review

January 13, 2015
I was really excited to try this recipe as it has everything that I like, but was pretty disappointed. I wasn't a fan of the sauce, though I did not measure evey ingredient to the exact measurement. The chicken wasn't anything special either. Too bad.

sukeedog's Review

January 06, 2015
Wow, we found this to be pretty bland. The sauce actually is excellent, but it's not enough to make up for the boring chicken and plain rice. If I try this again I'll use blackened seasoning on the chicken and maybe toss the rice with cilantro and lime.