Low Carb Living ~ Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken w/Avocado Salsa

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I feel so neglectful of both my blog and my bloggy friends. It is that time of year for me when work is overwhelming and I am putting in LOTS of hours. It will soon be over and life will return to normal (whatever that is, lol)! More posts coming this week -- I am Frugal Fasting again this week and have some things to share about that. Wonderful weekend wishes!!

I am a big fan of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food. A lot of times I find low carb recipes there or ones that need little modification to be low carb. This recipe is in the first catagory. Very, very yummy and the perfect balance of hot and cool. Are you feeding carb eaters too -- how about adding a corn and black bean salad on the side?

Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken w/Avocado Salsa
(Printable Version)

Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (6 to 8 ounces each)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion, finely diced (I cut back on this and only used about 1/2 an onion)
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks

In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne; rub all over chicken. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add chicken, and cook until browned on the outside and opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice; set aside. Just before serving, fold avocado chunks into onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa.

Net Carbs per serving: 3

Hooking up with my friend Yvonne at StoneGable Blog for her weekly ON THE MENU feature!


  1. LyndaLoo said...:

    Avocados are 29¢ at Aldi's right now and I have an abundance of chicken breasts.......thanks for posting this!


  1. Wow this recipe sounds and looks delish. We love every element of it. My husband will go bonkers for this. Thanks for sharing.


  1. I like avocadoes. They're so good for you and you really can do a lot with them. Your food looks really yummy :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  1. Marigene said...:

    Sounds delicious...bet it would be good subbing chipotle pepper for the cayenne, too.

  1. Terra said...:

    This sounds delicious since we like chicken and avocados at our house. Lime juice too, I think I will try this.

  1. Cathy said...:

    This looks like a delicious recipe, Gail. You take a lot of the pain out of cutting back on carbs with meals like this one.

  1. Looks good. My husband would love this! Gotta try! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  1. We try our best to eat low carb during the week too. This sounds great, Gail! Busy times!!

  1. Low carb works well for me too! But I LOVE carbs! Such a dilemma!This is a great recipe... anything with avocada is a winner!

  1. beti said...:

    it sounds pretty good! I wouldn't miss carbs with this

  1. Why oh why do you live so far away and I can't taste all your good cooking? :) I love seeing all your Pins and keeping up with your recipes, decorating, and fitness stuff.

  1. Jacqueline said...:

    This looks and sounds so yummy! I too have been trying to cut the carbs to get rid of a little winter weight and this would be perfect. I went to a luncheon today and 3 of 7 of us are trying to do low carb so we were thrilled when she did lettuce wraps - yes! This would be a fabulous one for our next luncheon.

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