Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream

Chicken again tonight – This time around with Avocado Cream. It’s a cool and smooth sauce to top off a spicy piece of chicken.

Easy sauce to make: One avocado, 1 carton of Siggi’s plain non-fat yogurt, the juice of one medium lime, and 1 tsp granulated garlic. (You could also use garlic powder.) I put mine in my mini food processor and blended until it was smooth.

Mix together 1 tsp each of the following: cumin, black pepper, paprika, chili pepper and onion powder. Dry two (or in our case, three) thinly sliced chicken cutlets with a paper towel, and then pat spices onto chicken. Pour 2 tsp EVOO in a aluminum skillet and heat oil on medium high. Place chicken in pan when oil sizzles.

Flip after about 3 minutes, and sprinkle spices onto other side. Cover skillet and cook 3 more minutes. Plate chicken. add a small dollop of avocado cream, and sprinkle with chopped scallion.

Spicy and smooth at the same time, cool and heat together. So terrific!!

Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal
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  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 5 oz Siggi's plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 medium scallion for garnish


  • Place chicken breasts between two pieces of cling wrap and pound thin; about ½" thick. Then pat chicken dry with a paper towel.
  • Make Spice Rub: Combine in a small bowl: cumin, black pepper, smoked paprika, chili powder and onion powder. Mix well.
  • Make Avocado Cream: Combine in a blender: avocado, granulated garlic, yogurt and lime juice.
  • Rub spice mixture all over chicken. Place a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, cover, and cook for 3-5 minutes. Turn chicken over, and continue to cook until juices are clear and internal temperature reaches 165º.
  • Plate chicken and spoon a dollop of avocado cream on top. Garnish with chopped scallions.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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