Daniel Agee
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

Even within the same variety, chiles can vary greatly in heat. If you like yours mild, pull out the inner membrane when seeding them; that's where a lot of the heat-producing capsaicin is concentrated.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare a grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Rub 1 tbsp. oil over chiles. Cook chiles, turning often, until skins are browned. Put chiles in a bowl, cover, and let cool. Seed chiles and rub off skins.

Step 2

Meanwhile, rub remaining 1 tbsp. oil over chicken. Combine cumin, cayenne, and salt and sprinkle evenly over each breast. Grill chicken, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes total.

Step 3

Squeeze a little lime over chicken, then top each breast with a few avocado slices, a reserved chile, and about 1/4 cup cheese. Grill, covered, until cheese melts, about 4 minutes.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

daisylover's Review

September 12, 2012
This is an outstanding recipe! We've used jalapenos, anaheims and poblanos and you can vary the flavor with the type of chili and the cheese. I put a slice of pepper jack cheese and it was delicious! So many possiblities. I've also made guacamole in place of sliced avocado and it is also delicious. This recipe has such tremendous possibilities and it's fun too!

steponme's Review

September 21, 2011
Nothing special about this. Too many other great tasting southwest/mexican chicken dishes out there.

karenfar's Review

June 22, 2010
This is a great weeknight recipe. Very quick and simple to prepare. I think slices of cheese would work better than shredded. I served it with Speedy Black Beans and Mexican Rice from Southern Living.

Meems1221's Review

May 08, 2010
Great recipe, my husband and I were amazed at how refreshing and tasty this turned out. Not sure it can be done in 30 minutes but we loved it nonetheless. This will be one of our regular lunch or dinner meals from now on. Very easy, with few ingredients but wonderful. Thank you for great fresh food.