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Avocado Tapenade with Mediterranean Chicken Breast

"Rich and flavorful avocado adds a surprising touch to the robust flavors of tapenade, a typical Mediterranean topping. You can also serve tapenade over grilled salmon or halibut, any cut of steak or sliced roast beef. Or try tapenade in a turkey or chicken sandwich."
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55 m servings 354 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. In a sealable plastic bag combine lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts, seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Tapenade: In medium bowl, whisk together remaining lemon juice (about 3 tablespoons), 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, roasted garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in avocado, tomato, olives and basil. Cover tightly by pressing plastic wrap onto surface of tapenade. Set aside.
  3. Lift chicken breasts from marinade and grill or cook in skillet until done, about 5 minutes per side. Serve each chicken breast topped with one quarter of the tapenade.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 354 calories; 23.5 g fat; 14.4 g carbohydrates; 27.3 g protein; 67 mg cholesterol; 938 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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I think I used too many olives for my own taste, but I loved the avocado with the chicken. It was a nice change from the usual chicken, and I will make it again.

Holy cow, what an explosion of flavor! This is one of the most flavor-packed meals we've ever had. I didn't have any tomatoes, so I used some canned diced tomato and it was fine. We also didn't ...

I followed recipe exactly it was so good.

This was delicious! My entire family enjoyed it thoroughly!

I started out with one lemon and I had enough lemon for this recipe. It is very good and will be a regular for us

I thought that this was ok but i have had better

We had some leftover chicken, so I made only the tapenade to toss over it. Delicious! Simple enough to remember, too. I would definitely make this again.

I made this for my mother's birthday because it was something that sounded nice and was on everyone's diet! It took me a little longer to make. I think it is because I was using some ingredie...

This was good. Ours was pan-fried, and instead of green pimento olives, I used black olives...personal preference. For most flavour, do use the roasted garlic for the tapenade. The chicken breas...