Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blackened Chicken With Avocado Salsa

If anyone has a good recipe for Avocado Salsa Please let me know:) I liked everything about this recipe except the Salsa- it was very sour. I'll give you the recipe just in case sour is your thing;) I'll also tell you through-out how I ended up changing it for our taste.

Avocado Salsa

2 T. rice vinegar
2 T. olive oil
1/4 t. ground cumin
1/8 t. salt
Dash of ground black pepper
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped
2/3 c. chopped fresh or refrigerated papaya
1/3 c. chopped red sweet pepper
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro

In a bowl whisk rice vinegar, 2 T. oil, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Stir avocado, papaya, sweet pepper and chopped cilantro.
Now I did all this except I couldn't find Papaya- I ended up just rinsing it off and squeezing some fresh lime juice over and adding 3 to 4 T. of my Homemade Salsa and called it a day on it!

For the Blackened Chicken:

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
{1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lbs total}
2 t. blackening spice
1 T. olive oil

We threw ours on the grill but if you can't right now then preheat oven to 375°. Lightly sprinkle both sides of chicken with blackening spice. In a large oven proof skillet heat the T. of oil over medium heat. Add the chicken; cook until browned, turning once. Bake about 15 mins. or until no longer pink {170°}.

Top with the Avocado Salsa, if desired garnish with cilantro.

We sliced the chicken and served it inside of tortillas taco style.
Overall, pretty good- the flavor of the chicken was excellent and once I "fixed" the Salsa that part was good too:)


  1. Hmm...avocado salsa. Well, I make my guacamole with mashed avocados, salsa, garlic, lime juice and a dollup of sour cream. Not traditional, but that is how we like it!

  2. Holly, this looks wonderful. I have many salsa recipes but, unfortunately, not one for an avocado version. Could you have used a mango in place of the papaya?

  3. Blackened chicken sounds excellent with avocado salsa on it! Good save on the salsa! I vaguely remember making one last summer but don't know if I posted the recipe or not.

  4. Sorry your avocado salsa didn't come out the way you would have liked. I wish I had a recipe for you. Maybe you could omit the vinegar???

    Your blackened chicken recipe looks terrific!