Fiesta Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Fiesta Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Tomato-avocado salsa adds a delicious flavor to a hearty chicken dish - great for dinner. Perfect if you love Mexican cuisine.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

Tomato-Avocado Salsa*
2
medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped (1 cup)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
to 2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2
teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño chili
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon salt
Chicken
4
bone-in chicken breasts (about 2 lb)
1/4
cup lime juice
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
4
flour tortillas (8 inch), cut in half, then cut into 1/2-inch strips
  1. In medium glass or plastic bowl, gently mix all salsa ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Meanwhile, place chicken in shallow glass or plastic dish. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup oil, the cumin and salt; pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  4. Place chicken, skin sides up, in pan. Pour marinade over chicken. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 to 30 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with marinade, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F).
  5. In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook tortilla strips in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden brown. Serve chicken topped with salsa. Serve with tortilla strips.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*
1 cup purchased thick-and-chunky salsa can be substituted for the Tomato-Avocado Salsa. Gently stir 1 cup chopped avocado into purchased salsa.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 580mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.