A quick Mexican-inspired chicken dish, made in the skillet with a smoky-spicy tomato-chipotle sauce topped with an avocado-sour cream sauce.
Yield: 4 Servings
4.95 from 19 votes

Skillet Chicken in Tomato Chipotle Sauce With Avocado Crema

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
A quick Mexican-inspired chicken dish, made in the skillet with a smoky-spicy tomato-chipotle sauce topped with an avocado-sour cream sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 1 pound total boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion (sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Avocado Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 ounce avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ small jalapeno pepper (seeds and membrane removed)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • tablespoon water (as needed)

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breast halves between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or parchment and lightly pound to even thickness.  Season both sides with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Heat large non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Spray with olive oil spray, add chicken breasts and brown each side, 2 minutes each.  Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Reduce heat to medium, add oil and onions and sauté, scraping brown bits with a wooden spoon, about 3 minutes or until onions are tender.  Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds more.  Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, ½ teaspoon salt, cumin, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce, stir and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium low, return chicken to pan, cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through. Add lime juice.
  • Meanwhile, to make the avocado sauce combine all sauce ingredients in a small blender and process until smooth and uniform in color.
  • To serve: Top each chicken breast half with tomato sauce mixture, avocado sauce and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz chicken w sauce, 2 tbsp crema, Calories: 199kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 495mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 5