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Monday, March 24, 2014

Avocado Tomato Chicken

We seem to eat a lot of chicken and because of that I am always looking for new and wonderful recipes so that our meals don't always taste the same.   Along with chicken recipes, I am also looking for wonderful flavours and spices to add to the recipes.

My hubby feels that a lot of the meals made here are very bland but then he is used to meals with lots of spices ~ ginger, garlic, anise.   That is probably true in a way as I grew up with only salt and pepper as my spices, although after I left home I did spread out to more spices.

I found this recipe from by doing their ingredient search.  I had some avocados to use up and tomatoes.  I also read the comments that were added and this is what I came up with.  I think the spices complimented the chicken and vegetables.

Avocado Tomato Chicken 

 Adapted from California Chicken

3-4 chicken breasts
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp cilantro (dried)
1 tsp rosemary (dried)
salt and pepper to taste
1 -2 avocados (pitted and sliced)
1-2 slices cooked bacon per chicken breast
3-4 tomato slices ~ 1 used one large slice per chicken
Monetary Jack Cheese ( I used shredded cheese and just added enough for taste) *

Pound chicken breast between wax paper until they are flat and approximately the same thickness.
Marinate chicken with 1 tbsp olive oil, cilantro and rosemary for 10 -15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In skillet, warm 1 tsp oil, add chicken and cook on medium high heat until brown and just about done. I used my Lodge Cast Iron Skillet for this.  
Remove from heat and add *shredded cheese or cheese slices (2-3 slices) to each chicken breast.
Add 1 -2 bacon slices to each chicken breast.
Add 1 tomato slice to each chicken breast.  Season with salt and pepper.
Place oven safe skillet into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese has melted and chicken completely cooked.
Remove from oven and serve immediately with avocado slices onto of chicken.

Cooks Notes:  I used not quite a half of the avocado per chicken breast, the rest of the avocado we ate on the side.  Pit and slice avocados just before eating.

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  1. This sure does look delicious! Stumbled it while I was here today :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  2. G'day! Love avocados Marlys! So healthy!
    Cheers! Joanne

  3. Oh, I love avocados! This looks like such a healthy and delicious meal, Marlys. Thank you for sharing!

  4. This looks wonderful! Thanks for bringing it by and linking up at the Weekend Social on! We hope to see you again next week.

  5. What a fantastic recipe! We thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much for attending Weekend Social Blog Hop and Link Party #13 ! Don't forget the requirements of being featured .We hope to see you there Friday at 9 PM to kick off week 14! We can hardly wait to see what you surprise us with!!

    Heidy L. McCallum of The McCallum's Shamrock Patch

  6. This does sound good! Where did your husband grow up to have had so much spice? I was like you...we used a lot of the basics, and it was only when I went to uni that I discovered a whole new world of flavor:) Quite literally.

    1. Christine, my husband grew up in Africa and there foods are wonderful full of spices and flavor. I thought I used a lot of different spices until I married him and found that I didn't use hardly any.

  7. My 4 year old daughter adores avocado, and my 2 year old son is a huge tomato eater. I'll have to try this out on them! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! Pinned.

  8. This sounds like a wonderful chicken recipe. Love the added avocado. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.


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