Friday, June 17, 2011

California Chicken


California Chicken

Ingredients:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

½ cup + 1 teaspoon olive oil

Juice of 1 medium lime

2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 pinch salt

1 pinch ground black pepper

2 avocados - peeled, pitted and sliced

2 ripe tomatoes, sliced

1 (8 ounce) package Monterey Jack

cheese, regular or Pepper Jack, cut into 10 slices

Directions:

1.

Mix together ½ cup olive oil with lime juice & cilantro. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.

Warm 1 teaspoon oil in skillet and add chicken and onion. Cook 15 minutes or until chicken is browned and just about done. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3.

Place chicken on cookie sheet and top each breast with 1 to 2 slices of tomato and 2 to 3 slices of cheese. Place in oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese melts. Remove from oven, add 2 to 3 slices of avocado on top of each breast, and serve immediately.

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