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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fiesta Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Tomato-Avocado Salsa:
· 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1 1/2 cups)
· 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped (1 cup)
· 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
· 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
· 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno chili
· 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
· 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chicken:
· 4 bone-in chicken breasts (about 2 lb.)*
· 1/4 cup lime juice
· 1/4 cup vegetable oil
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
· 4 flour tortillas (8 inch), cut in half, then cut into 1/2-inch strips

1. In medium glass or plastic bowl, gently mix all salsa ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Meanwhile, place chicken in shallow glass or plastic dish. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup oil, the cumin and salt; pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
4. Place chicken, skin sides up, in pan. Pour marinade over chicken. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with marinade, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170 degrees F.)
5. In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook tortilla strips in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden brown. Serve chicken topped with salsa. Serve with tortilla strips.

*I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and they still turned out wonderful!

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Info: 1 serving
Fat: 27g
Calories: 505
Carbs: 32g
Carb choices: 2

Recipe By: Betty Crocker

2 comments:

Em Ybarra said...

For this one, i learned that if I do #2 first, it makes better use of my time. Salsa is a bit on the hot side, which I love, but if you're not a big spicy fan, just leave out the jalapenos.

Karen said...

That sounds yummy!