Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lime & Warm Avocado Chicken...

I've had several people say they'd like the recipe I talked about in my last post, so here it is. I promise, it won't disappoint!

* Limes
* Avocados (ripened)
* 1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for pan-frying
* 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley, oregano or cilantro (or 1/2 tsp. of dried)
* 1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
* 1/4 tsp. chili powder
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/4 tsp. sugar
* 1/8 tsp. black pepper
* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
* 1 tbsp. honey
* 1 tbsp. lime juice

* In baking dish large enough to hold chicken, mix olive oil, herbs, garlic, chili powder, salt, sugar and pepper. Set aside.
* Score chicken breasts by cutting a 1/4" deep cross-hatch pattern (with lines about 1" apart) in meaty top sides of chicken (this helps them cook faster and allows flavorings to infuse the meat quickly). Roll the chicken in marinade. Cover and chill for at least 15 minutes (or overnight if you have time.
* To cook, heat drizzle of olive oil in large frying pan. Cook chicken, turning, until browned on both sides and cooked through. Mix honey and lime juice, pour over chicken. Remove from heat.
* Add diced avocado to pan, gently turning to coat in pan juices. Serve immediately.
* Serve with rice & slices of lime.
* Makes 4 servings.


Mel said...

I'm thinking this is something I could even make out here!!! I know I've seen avocados, but I'm not sure about limes. Altho there are lemons, so maybe....sounds delicious!

Elissa said...

Yum... that looks good. Have you tried grilling the chicken on the BBQ? Just wondering how that might taste-- I'll do anything to keep my house cool these days! WIll have to try it out!!

Bonnie said...

Mel-- I bet it would be good with lemon too! You should try it "T" style and let me know how it tastes :)

Elissa-- I've actually thought about BBQing it instead. I think if you marinate it over night, it would be especially good on the BBQ. You could just mix up the honey and lime juice and add it after it comes off the grill. Would probably be really yummy! If you try it, let me know how it turns out. I'm all for trying new methods :)