Blackened Chicken

Blackened Chicken
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Quinoa is a healthy accompaniment to this vibrant dish…
Serves: 2
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1 to 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tbsp greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken breast.
  3. Add olive oil to your skillet and heat for a minute over medium/low heat.
  4. Add chicken breast to the hot pan and cook for about 7 minutes on each side with the lid on.
  5. In a separate sauce pan, add the chicken stock and quinoa.
  6. Bring to a simmer over medium/low heat and cook for 10 to 15 minutes with the lid on until all stock has been absorbed.
  7. After the chicken breasts have cooked all the way through, remove meat from pan and let them rest for about 10 minutes before cutting.
  8. Add the cooked quinoa to a large bowl.
  9. Add lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper and chopped cilantro.
  10. Mix to combine all ingredients.
  11. Prepare the sauce by adding the flesh of one avocado and Greek yogurt into a blender to puree until smooth.
  12. Serve the sliced chicken breast over the quinoa, drizzled with avocado sauce.