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Spicy Chicken With Avocado Salsa & Easy "refried" Black Beans

Submitted by: | Source: cakerbaker

Spicy Chicken with Avocado Salsa and Easy
2010-05-03 Other
5 4

This chicken meal was fabulous! It can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more people.

  • Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Avocado Salsa
1 Avocado, seeded and chopped
1 Medium Roma Tomato, seeded and finely chopped
2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Onion
½ tsp Minced Garlic
1– 2 Tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper
Spicy Chicken
½ tsp Chili Powder
½ tsp Sweet Paprika
¼ tsp Cumin Powder
¼ tsp Cayenne Powder
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
2× 4- – 5-oz Chicken Breast
"refried" Black Beans
¼ cup Finely Chopped Onion
1 clove Garlic, minced
1× 15-oz can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice
Water or Oil
1 Tbsp Snipped Cilantro, optional

Directions:

In a medium bowl combine avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle liberally over both sides of chicken breasts (if you have leftover rub, you can add it to the refried black beans, if you like).

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat until hot; reduce heat slightly. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Immediately add chicken breasts. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until brown, turning once (watch chicken closely so the rub doesn't burn). Place chicken on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Meanwhile, spray a small skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Cook onion and garlic over medium heat until soft. Add black beans. Mash black beans with a potato masher or fork until mostly smooth. Stir in lime juice. Add enough water or oil to make beans creamy. Heat over low heat until warm. If desired, add cilantro.

Serve Avocado Salsa over chicken with black beans on the side.