Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Cool, buttery avocado makes a soothing salsa -- a palate-pleasing contrast to spicy meats, such as these cayenne-rubbed chicken breasts.
Photo by Ellen H.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1/4

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4

    boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (6 to 8 ounces each)

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 1

    medium red onion, finely diced

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1

    Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks

Directions

1. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne; rub all over chicken. 2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add chicken, and cook until browned on the outside and opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes per side. 3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice; set aside. Just before serving, fold avocado chunks into onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa.

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