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.


Serve with our Savory Slaw.

Image and recipe from Cuisine at Home

Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
10 min
45 min



  • 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


  • 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


  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
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g