Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa Recipe -
Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Cumin Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa

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"Browned chicken breasts with cumin are served with a chunky salsa made with avocado, cucumber, tomato and fresh cilantro."

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  1. In small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the cumin and pepper; rub on chicken.
  2. In large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook, turning occasionally, until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine Avocado, tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Serve over cumin-rubbed chicken with whole grain couscous or rice, if desired.
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Apr 06, 2014

FABULOUS! I have to admit I was a little skeptical of this recipe because there are so few ingredients that go into seasoning the chicken. I expected it to be bland. Was I surprised! I wouldn't change a thing, and I'll definitely be making this again. The salsa is also very flavorful and refreshing. NOTE: There is lime juice listed in the ingredients, but not mentioned in the directions. The juice likely goes in the salsa, but I had omitted it at first since I was following the directions. It wasn't until halfway through my meal that I realized I hadn't used lime juice, then added it to the salsa. I have to say the salsa is good either way. I served the chicken over lime-cilantro rice. Yummy!

Apr 17, 2014

Yum, yum! I love cumin, so the chicken was good, though it would work better to pound the pieces to an even thickness. But, let me tell you about that salsa! It was delicious! I wondered about using cucumbers, I'd never thought about mixing them with avocado. Something about the crunch, added to the creamy avocado, with a bit of lime juice and salt--this was not just a salsa. It was a side! I could easily do this as a salad on lettuce for lunch, even without the chicken. This will be even better a bit later in the season, when cucumbers are sweeter and tomatoes are at their peak! Will definitely do again!


11 Ratings

Jul 16, 2014

This was the single greatest chicken recipe I have ever eaten in my entire life. Followed it exactly. Served the salsa over a rice/quinoa mix. New favorite meal.

May 22, 2014

I used some chili powder and a little more seasoning than the recipe calls for, but oh my goodness! I added a splash of red wine vinegar to the salsa mixture and I cooked the chicken on the grill, but in a foil tray with the olive oil and dripped a little lime juice on it as it cooked. This is a new favorite in my house and I can't wait to make it again. Superb!!

May 13, 2014

This was outstanding! I made this for my husband and his response was that he didn't deserve a wife that cooked so well - haha! We licked our plates clean, that's for sure. I added some black beans to the salsa because I had some on hand. The recipe is still 5 stars without them. We love eating fresh, healthy and flavorful foods, and this meal goes into our list of favorites. Enjoy!

Apr 30, 2014

This recipe is fantastic! We used a mixture of chicken thighs and breasts because we have some dark meat lovers in our house. I grilled the chicken on the BBQ instead of frying it in the pan, but used the olive oil lightly brushed on the chicken before rubbing it with the seasonings. I could not find the ground red pepper at my grocery store so I just used red pepper flakes and tried to crush them up as best I could. It was a bit spicy but we love spicy so all was good! I adore avocados so I doubled the avocado in the salsa, and only used a couple of tablespoons of cilantro since I am very sensitive to its strong flavor. Love this dish - the spicy chicken contrasting with the cool and creamy avocados! Delish!

Apr 20, 2014

Can I give this seven stars? We truly loved this recipe! I have to admit I was a little unsure if we would like this since the chicken had so few seasonings, but, it was very flavorful. I pounded the chicken out to about 3/4" of an inch for even cooking and cooked on medium for about 12 minutes total. The salsa was the perfect accompaniment. Don't be hesitant of using the cucumber in the salsa, it really works well with the other flavors. I served this with cilantro lime rice and black beans. Fresh and flavorful!

Apr 08, 2014

Mmmm good! I made 1 1/2 times the avocado salsa and use tenderloins instead of chicken breast since that's what I had in the fridge. We had this for diner with cilantro rice mixed with black beans.


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 664 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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