Guacamole Chicken

Guacamole Chicken

4 Reviews
From:, December 2017

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).

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 teaspoons chopped pimientos
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch of salt plus ½ teaspoon, divided
  • Pinch of ground pepper plus ½ teaspoon, divided
  • 2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


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  1. 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.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, the remaining ½ 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 information

  • Serving size: 4 oz. chicken & ⅔ cup guacamole
  • Per serving: 263 calories; 16 g fat(4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 46 mcg folate; 69 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 233 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 73 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 428 mg sodium; 454 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean-protein, 2 fat

Reviews 4

May 20, 2019
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By: Dezrah
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.
January 12, 2018
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By: Michelle Edelbaum, Digital Dir
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.
January 12, 2018
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By: Devon O'Brien
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!
January 12, 2018
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By: Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
YUM! So simple but SO good. How did I not think of this delicious combo before?
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