This sautéed chicken breast recipe topped with melty cheese and creamy guacamole is your ticket to a superfast and satisfying family dinner. Round out this healthy meal with Spanish rice (or cauliflower rice to keep it grain-free).

Hilary Meyer
Source:, December 2017


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place avocado in a medium bowl; mash with a fork until smooth with some chunks remaining. Stir in pimientos, lime juice, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.

  • Sprinkle chicken with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and garlic powder. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and reduce heat to medium. Cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Top with cheese; cover and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and top with the guacamole. Garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

262.9 calories; protein 25.7g 52% DV; carbohydrates 5.1g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 0.5g; fat 15.7g 24% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 69mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 232.6IU 5% DV; vitamin c 7.2mg 12% DV; folate 45.7mcg 11% DV; calcium 72.5mg 7% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 39.1mg 14% DV; potassium 454.4mg 13% DV; sodium 428.4mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I couldn't find pimentos so I substituted jarred roasted red peppers in the guacamole. Honestly though you could use any store-bought or homemade guacamole and this would still be amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This chicken in the recipe is some of the juiciest I've had and perfectly seared too. Then you add two more of my favorite things- cheese and guacamole? In heaven. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This chicken recipe revolutionizes dinner time. It's such an easy way to add flavor and texture to boring chicken breasts. I love the melty cheese on top! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
YUM! So simple but SO good. How did I not think of this delicious combo before? Read More