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Gluten-Free Spice-Dusted Chicken with Creamy Avocado Sauce

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Mexican meals don't have to be covered in cheese to be delicious. Try this creamy avocado sauce on spicy chicken breasts. You won't even miss the cheese. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Spice-Dusted Chicken

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 oz each)
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon ground coriander
1/4
teaspoon salt

Creamy Avocado Sauce

1
cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
2
tablespoons lime juice
3
tablespoons water
1
avocado, pitted, peeled
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
3
to 4 tablespoons water
1
bunch cilantro leaves (about 2 cups)
1/8
teaspoon salt

For Serving

3
cups hot cooked rice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F.
  • 2
    Pat chicken dry. In medium bowl, toss Spice-Dusted Chicken ingredients until chicken is evenly coated.
  • 3
    Heat 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken in skillet, top side down, 4 to 5 minutes, until browned and easy to turn, then turn over and immediately transfer skillet to oven. Roast chicken 15 to 20 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken reads 165°F.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in blender or food processor, add Creamy Avocado Sauce ingredients. Cover; blend on high speed until completely smooth; adding additional water 1 tablespoon at a time until sauce is desired consistency. Set aside.
  • 5
    Serve each chicken breast with rice and sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Shred leftover chicken, toss with the sauce and stuff in a gluten-free wrap or lettuce leaf for a tasty lunch the next day.
  • Don't want to heat up the kitchen? Try grilling the chicken instead.
  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
3g
Protein
49g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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