Sautéed Chicken Breast w/Tomatoes & Avocado Sauce

Andy Anderson !


I wanted to create a simple dish that would be easy to put together, and that would be a nice thing to serve on a Summer afternoon on the porch. Quick to make and tasty.

The sauce can be made ahead of time, and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

All that’s left is lightly sautéing the chicken, slicing the tomatoes, and breaking out a nice Chardonnay.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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2 medium
chicken breasts, about 3/4 pound
2 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 medium
farmer’s market tomato


1 medium
1/3 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 c
cilantro, roughly chopped
1 large
garlic clove, roughly chopped
1 large
lemon, just the juice
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste
filtered water

How to Make Sautéed Chicken Breast w/Tomatoes & Avocado Sauce


  • 1Brine the chicken breasts in a salt solution for about two hours (optional).
  • 2Chef’s Note: Brining the chicken is an optional step; however, it will give the chicken an additional boost of flavor and moisture.
  • 4Gather your ingredients.
  • 5Remove the flesh from the avocado.
  • 6Rough chop the cilantro.
  • 7Rough chop the garlic
  • 8Reserve the juice from the lemon.
  • 9Add the avocado, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and 5 tablespoons of water to a food processor, fitted with an S-blade.
  • 10Give the mixture several 1-second pulses.
  • 11Season with salt, pepper, and the cayenne pepper until you achieve the taste you want.
  • 12Continue to pulse until the mixture is completely emulsified.
  • 13Chef’s Note: Add additional water, if you feel the mixture is too thick.
  • 14Add to a non-reactive bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator until needed.
  • 16Remove the chicken from the brine, if using, rinse and pat dry.
  • 17Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 18Add the butter and the lemon juice to a sauté pan, over medium heat.
  • 19When the foaming subsides, add the chicken breasts.
  • 20Sauté for about six minute per side, or until slightly browned.
  • 21Remove from the sauté pan and allow them to rest for about 5 minutes.
  • 22Slice the chicken on the bias.
  • 23Thickly slice the tomatoes.
  • 24Add the tomatoes and chicken to a plate.
  • 25Drizzle with the avocado sauce, and serve. Enjoy.
  • 26Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sautéed Chicken Breast w/Tomatoes & Avocado Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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