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Cumin-Rubbed Chicken with Guacamole Sauce

Photo: Justin Walker
Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 chicken breast half, and 3 tablespoons tomatillo mixture)

This fast chicken dinner, which is ready in just 30 minutes, is a great way to use ingredients you might have in your fridge and pantry. Fresh avocado, cilantro, onion, and lime juice—often left after a taco night—come together to create this irresistible, Mexican-inspired spicy chicken dish. Because you'll mash up the avocado into a guacamole sauce, this is a good use for overripe avocados. They're often too mushy for anything other than guacamole or an avocado spread, so put them to good use here. Serve the chicken over seasoned brown rice or on a bed of fluffy quinoa.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 2 large tomatillos, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced serrano chile
  • 1/3 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 348
  • fat 10.6 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • sodium 444 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

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