Fiesta Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Tomato-avocado salsa adds a delicious flavor to a hearty chicken dinner – perfect if you love Mexican cuisine.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 4

Ingredients

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 jalapeño 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°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 to 30 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with marinade, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    500
    (
    Calories from Fat
    250),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    580mg
    580%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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