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Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

Jun 10, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Rhea’s Rundown

I love when I come across an easy, tasty chicken dish that I can throw together in 20 minutes or less. They make up the backbone of my busy weeknight dinner go-to’s. This dishes simplicity derives from a few quality ingredients that come together to make a smashing combination. An avocado-strawberry salsa brightened with fresh lime juice and slightly spiced with minced jalapeño is a flavorful and nutritious topping for tender, juicy chicken. Add some leftover goat cheese from the strawberry and leek quesadilla if you’re in the mood to splurge!

Ingredients – Serves 4
  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries
  • ½ cup diced peeled ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) chicken breast cutlets
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 lime wedges


1. Combine strawberries, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl; toss to combine.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with remaining ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done.

3. Divide chicken among 4 serving plates, and spoon salsa evenly over each serving. Garnish each serving with a lime wedge.

“Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa.” Cooking Light: Summer Cookbook. Time Inc. Lifestyle Group. 2014. Print.

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