Guacamole Chicken


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).

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 medium avocado

  • 2 teaspoons chopped pimientos

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • Pinch of salt plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided

  • Pinch of ground pepper plus 1/2 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


  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 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 (per serving)

263 Calories
16g Fat
5g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 51%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Vitamin A 233IU 5%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 46mcg 11%
Sodium 428mg 19%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 39mg 9%
Potassium 454mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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