May 12, 2014

Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce and Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Hi everyone!

I just whipped up this bomb blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce and it is deee-lish! Serve it with a side of cilantro lime quinoa and you have a complete meal.


Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Start quinoa first as the chicken doesn't take long to cook.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Fresh cilantro

Add garlic to pot and heat on medium high for a couple of minutes. Add chicken broth and quinoa and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and add the zest and juice of the lime and salt. Let quinoa simmer for 15-20 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Fluff before serving and stir in cilantro leaves to garnish.

Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

4 chicken breasts
Blackening or Cajun seasoning
2 Tbps vegetable oil

Sauce:
1/2 avocado
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1-2 tsps milk until desire consistency is reached

Heat oil in pan on medium heat. Season chicken with Cajun or blackening spice and saute on medium heat for about 5 minutes per side. Cover to avoid grease splatter.

While chicken is cooking, use a food processor or mash with a fork the avocado, yogurt, and garlic powder. Add milk a tiny bit at a time if you want a drizzle-able consistency. Top chicken with sauce when finished cooking and serve.

Enjoy!

Jessica

3 comments:

  1. Hi Jessica-
    I was about to make the avocado cream sauce for this. In the directions you state "add milk a tiny bit at a time...", but there is no milk in the ingredient list. Did you mean the Greek yogurt, or is there supposed to be milk too?

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    1. Good catch! Yes, I meant milk. Just a little if you want to thin out the sauce. I'll go in and change it. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

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    2. Thanks! I can't wait!

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