Tortilla Chip Chicken with Spicy Avocado Sauce

We’ve coated chicken breasts with a breading made from tortilla chips! An avocado-yogurt dipping sauce with jalapeño and lime will add richness and loads of flavor. Try this with our Savory Slaw.
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Tortilla Chip Chicken with Spicy Avocado Sauce

Tortilla Chip Chicken with Spicy Avocado Sauce

Serve with our Savory Slaw.

Image and recipe from Cuisine at Home

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

DIP

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded 
and chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground 
black pepper

CHICKEN

  • 4 oz unsalted tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup all-natural salsa (not the 
chunky variety)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken 
breasts (8 oz each), each 
halved horizontally
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground 
black pepper
  • 2 tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 large tomato, cut into wedges, optional

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare dip: In a food processor, purée all dip ingredients. Transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Clean out food processor; add tortilla chips and and pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer to a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, mix salsa and egg. In a third shallow dish, place flour. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour; then dip in salsa mixture and roll through tortilla chip crumbs, patting gently to coat.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and cook, flipping once until golden, 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with avocado dip and tomato wedges (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 piece chicken with dip
  • Calories: 465
  • Carbohydrate Content: 32 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 114 mg
  • Fat Content: 25 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 454 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g