Skillet Chicken in Tomato Chipotle Sauce With Avocado Crema Recipe

How To Make Skillet Chicken in Tomato Chipotle Sauce With Avocado Crema

Cook a filling dinner with this skillet chicken that comes with a spicy tomato sauce complemented with a refreshing avocado and cilantro cream.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1lbchicken breasts,(2 pieces), boneless, skinless, halved
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • ½tspcumin
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • olive oil spray
  • 1tspolive oil
  • ½small onion,sliced
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½cuptomato sauce
  • ½cuplow sodium chicken broth
  • 1tbspchipotle pepper in adobo
  • ½lime,juiced
  • 2tbspchopped cilantro

For Avocado Sauce:

  • ¼cuplow fat sour cream
  • 1ozavocado
  • 2tbspfresh cilantro leaves
  • ½small jalapeno pepper,seeds and membrane removed
  • 1clovegarlic,small
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper,to taste
  • 1tbspwater,as needed


  1. Place the chicken breast halves between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or parchment and lightly pound to even thickness. Season both sides with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.

  2. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Spray with olive oil spray, add chicken breasts, and brown each side for 2 minutes each.  Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate.

  3. Reduce heat to medium, add oil and onions and sauté, scraping brown bits with a wooden spoon, for about 3 minutes or until onions are tender. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds more. 

  4. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, ½ teaspoon salt, cumin, chipotle pepper, and adobo sauce, stir and bring to a boil. 

  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, return chicken to pan, cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through. Add lime juice.

  6. Meanwhile, to make the avocado sauce, combine all sauce ingredients in a small blender and process until smooth and uniform in color.

  7. To serve, top each chicken breast half with tomato sauce mixture, avocado sauce, and garnish with cilantro.


  • Calories: 310.17kcal
  • Fat: 19.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.61g
  • Fiber: 1.85g
  • Sugar: 1.97g
  • Protein: 26.32g
  • Cholesterol: 77.61mg
  • Sodium: 544.48mg
  • Calcium: 58.44mg
  • Potassium: 501.67mg
  • Iron: 1.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 69.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.22mg
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