Saturday, December 01, 2012

Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Wow, look at that! We've reached the last, and no doubt, one of the best month of the year! Are you excited about Christmas and New Year, yet? I know I am, and I couldn't wait to be decorating for Christmas!

I am going to kick off December with an interestingly colourful and dish: chicken and avocado salsa, by Martha Stewart.


This is a very refreshing dish: the tangy lime, the luscious avocado and pungent onion complemented the otherwise dry and bland chicken breast nicely. I've used a generous helping Korean red pepper powder in place of the cayenne pepper, and the resultant vibrant red colour is very visually pleasing. The taste was wonderful as well, though I would prefer a different cut of more succulent meat.

Chicken with Avocado Salsa
by Martha Stewart

Ingredients
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (6 to 8 ounces each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks

Directions
  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne; rub all over chicken.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add chicken, and cook until browned on the outside and opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice; set aside. Just before serving, fold avocado chunks into onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa.



Totally love the vibrant colour of this dish! This dish will go well with tortilla and a dollop of sour cream, though I had mine with rice, and it was pretty good as well.



Hello lovely bloggers!

Welcome to lilnut.net! I am proud to announce that, in this wonderful month of December,  Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids , Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out and me, Riceball from lilnut.net will be co-hosting Cook Like Star December 2012. This month's celebrity of choice is - Martha Stewart!

I am sure most of us knows Martha Stewart. A successful multi-talented personality, Martha not only cooks, but is also an entertaining and home decorating guru, Coincidentally, its December, the month of celebration right now! I am sure Martha is taking Christmas by the storm with sumptuous food, Christmas decorations and festive entertaining ideas! Let our celebrations of Christmas and New Year Eve be filled with Martha's delicious recipes (and decorating ideas!).  Join us in our blog hop and let the fun begins!

To blog hop with us, simply make sure that:

(1) Your post must be a current post.

(2) Please mention Cook like a Star in your post and link back to Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out and Riceball from Riceball Eats @ lilnut.net.

I am also sharing this dish with Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday!

16 comments:

  1. Hi Jocelyn,

    It's finally December and happy that we can start cooking and baking all MS's recipes. Can't wait any longer for this day...

    I can see that you are like me, very excited with this event. You are even faster than me being the second person with the linky :p What a great dish to kick start the event and the wonderful month of Dec.

    Zoe

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    1. Dear Zoe,

      Being a first timer, you could say that I am pretty excited! Please forgive my enthusiasm, yeah? :D

      Jocelyn

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  2. I am also very excited to cook MS with you all this month! Your dish looks so vibrant ;)

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    1. Me too! I think I was overly enthusiastic lol! Love your beef stew too, Baby Sumo!

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  3. I don;t like to eat avocado...Just dunno why. But the colour of this dish looks so brighten up and make me wanna taste it badly.

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    1. Hi Anzerin,

      Avocado taste better in salsa. Do try it in salsa form and see if you like it?

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  4. I love avocados and this looks so simple and delicious...

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    1. Hi Mich!

      Its really a simple dish, perfect for the weeknight...

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  5. This looks like a great Salsa. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen! Have a great week ahead!

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  6. Looks tasty & very appetizing! YUM! :)

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  7. your dish look wonderful and happy to see you resurface here in the blog with you being one of the host! LOL!! Hope all is well with you. I dont really shop for christmas but already in holiday mood now. Will make some MS recipes to support everyone at cook like a star.

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes! I am fine. Hope you enjoy cooking Martha as well, and have a wonderful December!

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  8. Hi Jocelyn, Your dish looks delish! Love the avocado in it, makes it so appetizing and yummy with the golden chicken!
    Would have visited you earlier but just came back from a few days break away from KL! Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks for the visit! Glad that you like the dish! You have a lovely week too!

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