Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Double Lemon Chicken Breasts with tomato-basil (and avocado!) salsa (aka the most delicious chicken recipe in the world)

Do you guys remember the most delicious salmon recipe in the world?  Well, now it’s time for the most delicious chicken breast recipe in the world! I’ve been meaning to share it with you guys forever now—within my limited repertoire of culinary successes, this one is a definite favorite and a crowd pleaser every time!  You’ll find that it’s healthy and full of fresh flavors, and it also pairs well with anything from broiled multigrain bread to sweet potatoes to steamed rice.  We usually serve it with a simple mixed green salad as well, to amp up the veggie intake even more.  Hope you make it and enjoy! (see recipe below). 

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Double Lemon Chicken Breasts with Tomato, Basil, and Avocado Salsa
Serves 2
*The original recipe can be found here, but I modified it a bit and also added avocado to the salsa.  It can be left out though, of course. It’s GREAT either way! Also, if I’m feeling lazy or want to make the recipe even healthier, I just saute a plain chicken breast and put the salsa on top. Still very yummy! 


For the salsa:
1 medium roma tomato, diced
1 small avocado, diced
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt

For the chicken:
2 boneless chicken breasts, pounded until 1/2 inch thick
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon of grated lemon zest
Salt and pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
A few wedges of lemon


Mix salsa ingredients and set aside.  Using a fork, combine flour, lemon zest, salt and pepper on a flat dinner plate.  Rinse and dry chicken, then dredge in flour mixture (coat both sides).  Set aside.  Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add the oil, using just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken and cook both sides until juices run clear, then add generous amounts of lemon juice. Top with the salsa, and serve!

Mar 25 045-1 This meal makes a happy husband, see?

Mar 25 049_edited-1Mar 25 053-1Even Gracie and Cooper want in on it. 

Happy Tuesday! :)

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