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-
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