By Sharon Fox
1 1/2 teaspoons blackened seasoning
4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 diced peeled avocado
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 lime, cut into fourths
1.Sprinkle seasoning on both sides of chicken. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chicken; cook 1 minute or until seared. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done.
2.Combine avocado and next four ingredients. Squeeze lime over chicken before serving. Top with avocado mixture.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1/4 cup avocado mixture).
Sharon Fox is the author of 2 top selling cookbooks, COMFORT FOOD for the Mind, Body, and Soul and HEALTHY FOOD for Diabetes, Celiac Disease, and You! In November 2014 she released her first weekly devotional/journal that is taking the world by storm: HIS PEARL I AM...a work in progress.
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This column was printed in the May 3, 2015 - May 16, 2015 edition.