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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spicy Blackened Chicken with Avocado Relish

My kitchen facelift is finished! I'm so happy and pleased with how it all came together. But, we'll talk more about that later- I've gotta get this post published so I can get Lily to swim lessons!
This dish was one of the first things I made after I got my kitchen all put back together. The pictures were taken with my iphone-- I'm a lazy lame-o, I know. I've had this recipe bouncing around my head and I'm so glad that it tasted as good as I imagined it to be. Creamy avocado with some tang mixed with the spicy blackened chicken is a really killer combo. Serve this with some corn on the cob and you've got yourself a meal! Here's the recipe:

Recipe (serves 4):
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded evenly to 1/2 in thickness
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for cooking
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (reduce this by 1/2 if you want to make it less spicy)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 large garlic clove, minced
-Preheat your grill to medium-high (or large pan, medium-high over the stove). Clean and lightly oil grill. 
-In a small bowl, combine paprika, ground pepper, salt, cayenne, oregano, thyme, minced garlic and tablespoons of oil. Rub all over chicken breasts
-Grill chicken, about 2-3 minutes per side or until juices run clear and the breasts are firm to the touch. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and tent with foil. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
-Transfer chicken to a serving tray and top with avocado relish. 

The avocado relish recipe is from my sister in law, Megan- we all lick the bowl clean when she makes it-

Avocado relish:

2 large avocados, cubed
2 roma tomatoes, washed and cubed
3/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon, red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2 dashes habanero sauce

Combine all ingredients, toss gently, cover and refrigerate before serving.

Hope you're all having a great week thus far! Thanks for stopping in!

iphone images by Briana


Kar said...

Yowza! Looks beyond yummy!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Mmmmm. Looks like a great mix!

Briana said...

Kara- It was yummy! Spicy like you like it.

Haley- Thanks!

Jenna said...

looks yummy! i'm making it tonight and i have the avocado relish in the fridge already. i'm excited!