Friday, January 29, 2010

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

I absolutely LOVE avocados, and basically put them on anything I can. Unfortunately, usually here in the midwest, avocados are never in season and usually very expensive. However, last week they were $.59 each, and this week they were $1 each, so I bought a bunch and we have been eating them every day and using lots of recipes with avocados. This is a recipe I cut out of a Cooking Light magazine a while back, but never tried it. It was really tasty! I didn't have enough limes, so I used lemon and lime, and it worked just as good.

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
From: Cooking Light

2 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro
2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, plus 2 tsp for the salsa
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 plum tomatoes chopped
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
salt and pepper

1. Combine cilantro, olive oil, and 2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice in a bowl. Toss with chicken and let stand 3 minutes.

2. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade sprinkle chicken evenly with salt.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add Chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

4. While chicken is cooking, prepare salsa by combining tomato, onion, 2 tsp lime juice, 1/4 tspn salt, and 1/8 tsp black. Add avocado and stir gently to combine.

5. Serve salsa over chicken


Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

I love avocados too! This recipe looks delicious!

Andy Gammons said...

My mom tried this the other night and she was raving to me about it on the phone. Thanks for blogging.

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad she liked it!


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