Avocado Tapenade with Mediterranean Chicken Breast Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Avocado Tapenade with Mediterranean Chicken Breast Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Avocado Tapenade with Mediterranean Chicken Breast

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"Rich and flavorful avocado adds a surprising touch to the robust flavors of tapenade, a typical Mediterranean topping. You can also serve tapenade over grilled salmon or halibut, any cut of steak or sliced roast beef. Or try tapenade in a turkey or chicken sandwich."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a sealable plastic bag combine lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts, seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Tapenade: In medium bowl, whisk together remaining lemon juice (about 3 tablespoons), 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, roasted garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in avocado, tomato, olives and basil. Cover tightly by pressing plastic wrap onto surface of tapenade. Set aside.
  3. Lift chicken breasts from marinade and grill or cook in skillet until done, about 5 minutes per side. Serve each chicken breast topped with one quarter of the tapenade.
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Nov 04, 2009

I think I used too many olives for my own taste, but I loved the avocado with the chicken. It was a nice change from the usual chicken, and I will make it again.

Aug 23, 2010

Holy cow, what an explosion of flavor! This is one of the most flavor-packed meals we've ever had. I didn't have any tomatoes, so I used some canned diced tomato and it was fine. We also didn't have any olives (unnecessary in my opinion, would have been too salty with them) or fresh basil, so I let ~1 Tbsp dried crushed basil "marinate" in the lemon juice / water / olive oil mixture for about an hour. It was fantastic!


15 Ratings

Sep 08, 2010

I followed recipe exactly it was so good.

Sep 07, 2010

This was delicious! My entire family enjoyed it thoroughly!

Apr 05, 2010

I started out with one lemon and I had enough lemon for this recipe. It is very good and will be a regular for us

Nov 05, 2009

I thought that this was ok but i have had better

Sep 14, 2010

We had some leftover chicken, so I made only the tapenade to toss over it. Delicious! Simple enough to remember, too. I would definitely make this again.

Aug 16, 2010

I made this for my mother's birthday because it was something that sounded nice and was on everyone's diet! It took me a little longer to make. I think it is because I was using some ingredients I wasn't used to. I also used only one lemon and still found the lemon taste overpowering. Still, worthwhile to make again.


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  • Calories
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 8 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 938 mg
  • 38%

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

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