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Do you love Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce? Do you think it is something you can only get when you go out to eat? Not any more. With this simple to make Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce recipe, you can make it at home, without all the extra fat and calories that come with the restaurant versions.

There are certain meals that are restaurant favorites. The avocado cream sauce is one of those. It pairs so great with blackened chicken that I could eat it all the time. With my version, you can enjoy this at home, feed the whole family and it is healthier than other versions.

Why is it called blackened chicken?

Blackened chicken is a way of cooking. It can be done on any meat that has a firm texture. It works with beef, fish and even pork. While it might look burned or charred on the outside, the difference is the flavor. The meat is first dredged with the seasoning and put into a very hot pan. This creates a crust on the meat and gives it an intense flavor.

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What is Blackened Chicken Spice? 

Blackening seasoning mostly considered a creole flavoring consists of paprika, garlic, onions, and salt. You can buy some in the stores, but it is easy to make and keep on hand. If you want to create an even deeper flavor, try using smoked paprika. You can also add in thyme, oregano and cayenne pepper as well.

Variations to Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

When it comes to making any recipe, it is important that there are ways to change it up to make it your own. When thinking of ways to change this Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce consider:

  • a different cut of chicken. This would also taste great on boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Try pork. Boneless pork chops would be another great choice for this recipe.
  • If you are not a fan of the blackening seasoning, you can also just make the avocado cream sauce over seasoned chicken.  

How do you make avocado sauce?

With my version of avocado sauce, you are going to save fat and calories but not miss them at all. The flavor is spot on, it is just healthier for you. I use Greek yogurt when making my avocado sauce with lemon juice and seasoning.

Blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce displayed on a white plate alongside rice sitting on a colorful tablecloth

Ingredients to make Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce at home

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • blackened seasoning
  • Greek yogurt
  • avocado
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • Salt
  • green onions

How to Make Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado Cream Sauce

Place the chicken breasts and blackened seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pulse until smooth and creamy. To serve, top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the creamy avocado sauce and garnish with ½ tablespoon green onions.

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Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

Created by: Brooke Farmer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
4 servings
This Blackened Chicken features a creamy avocado cream sauce. It's an incredibly easy dinner recipe to make any night of the week!

Ingredients
 

  • 4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons blackened seasoning

For the Avocado Cream Sauce:

  • ½ cup plain 0% Greek yogurt
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon salt

For Serving:

  • 2 tablespoons green onions thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts and blackened seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken.
  • Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pulse until smooth and creamy.
  • To serve, top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the creamy avocado sauce and garnish with ½ tablespoon green onions.

Notes

Tip: If you have leftovers, the avocado cream sauce freezes and thaws perfectly! Freeze it in an airtight, freezer-friendly bag and you're all set.
SmartPoints: 3

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounce chicken breast + 2 tablespoons cream sauce | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

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