Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Cumin-Dusted Chicken Breasts with Guacamole Sauce

Cumin-Dusted Chicken Breasts with Guacamole Sauce (Adapted from CL)

For the sauce

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 ripe peeled avocado, seeded and coarsely mashed

For the chicken

2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons olive oil

To make the sauce

In a small bowl, mix together parsley, sour cream, green onions, lime juice, salt, cumin, red pepper and mashed avocado.

To make the chicken

Preheat oven to 400

In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cumin, salt and pepper. Season chicken with sugar mixture and press to adhere.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken and cook until browned on one side - about 3-5 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over and set pan in the oven. Bake until the chicken is thoroughly cooked - about 6-10 minutes depending on thickness. Spoon sauce over chicken right before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

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  1. okay Joe, I've got the chicken in the oven right now. I'll let you know how it turns out ;)

  2. Hi Joe!

    Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful recipes!

    I have a life journal with the bunch of recipes of my own, but it's in Russian.

    Anyway, thank you very much for sharing your wonderful recipes and ideas with us!

  3. Stacey - can't wait to hear what you thought!

    Ilana - Thank you!

  4. Hi Joe!

    Thank YOU very much! I used a different recipe for the chicken (with corn flakes crust), but your idea with guacamole was excellent!

    Here is my recipe. You wouldn't understand the language, but there is a picture.

    Again, thank you!

  5. Ilana - Cool! Your right, couldn't read it, but it looked great!

  6. I made this a few weeks ago for some friends but I didn't have an oven safe pan, so i finished them in the Foreman grill. It worked like a charm.

    Tonight though, I bought a new pan and will be trying it in the oven.
    I told my mother in law about this recipe and she was very impressed!

    It sounds so fancy yet it's soooo simple :D

  7. Kayla - I'm glad to hear that it worked well on the foreman!

  8. We had this last night, and I have to say wow. It was a hit. We were out of sour cream somehow so I just made the guac that I always do. A side of black beans and rice with some kick from a jalepeno it was perfect. My 5 year old son was over the moon, saying that something special was in the chicken to make it sweet. Ha. Clean plates all around. Whoo hoo.

  9. Kandice - We so loved this too. A great way to spice up plain 'ol chicken breasts!