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Blackened chicken with avocado crema. Healthy and delicious weeknight meal. Spice up your chicken with this simple and quick recipe!
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5 from 3 votes

Blackened Chicken with Avocado Crema

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people



  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 chicken breasts butterfly them so they're thin
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Avocado Crema

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/8 C water
  • 1/4 C plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


For the Blackened Chicken

  • Butterfly your chicken
  • Mix spices together and pat onto both sides of chicken
  • Heat olive oil in skillet (that has a lid) on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until hot.
  • Add chicken to skillet and cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes. Be sure to cover with a lid to keep oil from splattering.
  • Remove chicken when cooked through to 165 degrees F. Done!

For the Avocado Crema

  • Put all ingredients in food processor and mix until smooth. Done!


Chicken is SPICY. Use less cayenne pepper and black pepper to make less spicy. OR, bake it in the oven (slower heat will keep it from getting too spicy).