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Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe will kick your taste buds into high gear! The perfect blend of paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper will have your mouth buzzing with flavor and heat, but don't worry, the addition of the avocado and Greek yogurt cream sauce acts as a cooling agent for all that fire! The quinoa adds a gentle basic flavor to this intense dish and contributes a satisfying amount of nutritious fiber and protein to keep you and your family full and happy!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 367
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Stir quinoa into the broth and bring again to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir scallions and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice into the quinoa.
  3. Mix paprika, cumin, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and sea salt together in a small bowl; rub onto chicken breasts to season completely.
  4. Prepare a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  5. Lay chicken breasts into the hot skillet, cover skillet with a lid, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  6. Blend avocado, yogurt, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, and garlic powder in a food processor until smooth.
  7. Spread quinoa onto a serving platter. Arrange chicken breasts onto the platter. Drizzle avocado cream sauce over the chicken breasts.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 367 calories; 10.3 33.2 35 71 356 Full nutrition

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Made this last night and everyone loved it. My sauce ended up more like a guacamole texture, but I think that is because of the greek yogurt I used. I'll have to add something to make it thinn...

Most helpful critical review

Amazing dish! I prepared it just like it says and even doubled the avocado sauce (which is really tasty) and couldn't be happier. I will definitely be making it again!

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Made this last night and everyone loved it. My sauce ended up more like a guacamole texture, but I think that is because of the greek yogurt I used. I'll have to add something to make it thinn...

This was really good, but I needed to add milk (1/4 cup?) to the avocado sauce in order to 'drizzle' it over the chicken.

Amazing dish! I prepared it just like it says and even doubled the avocado sauce (which is really tasty) and couldn't be happier. I will definitely be making it again!

Excellent chicken. I used bone in thighs rubbed the seasoning in as per recipe but baked the chicken at 400 degrees for 40 minutes instead of frying. Put cilantro and paprika in the avocado sa...

I loved this recipe! spicy chicken is cooled off with the avocado sauce which I make all the time for lots of dishes!!

Pretty easy to make and super delicious. I made double the amount of creamy avocado sauce to have with some fresh veggies.

This recipe was in the Feb/March 2019 Allrecipes magazine. I ripped it out to make in the future and that was last night. My family loved it and said that we have to make this again. I'm exci...

Because I’m not a fan of really hot food, I kept the cayenne pepper to 1/4 tsp. and covered the chicken sparingly with the spice mixture. I got all the wonderful flavor and just a little heat. T...

This was a delicious dish. The sauce was amazing.