Friday, July 30, 2010

Creole Chicken with Corn-Avocado Relish

I pulled out the grill this afternoon and made myself a very healthy, low fat, and tasty, tasty lunch. I have a long drive tonight and felt it was my duty to eat a good lunch. Actually, I had planned to make this for dinner last night, but ended up eating take out at 8pm instead...luckily this was an easy fix and worked as a lunch.

If you have never had Creole seasoning, go buy some. It is inexpensive and works well on chicken and fish. It is a bit spicy, due to the red pepper, but it isn't hot; hmmm does that make sense. Anyways, I paired the chicken with some fresh veggies and lemon juice. I cut my chicken into bite size pieces and ate it salad style. However, I would suggest serving it as a chicken breast with the relish on the side and top giving it a very fresh and summery,but sophisticated look. Try it and love it!


Creole Chicken with Corn-Avocado Relish
Recipe and picture by Caroline

2 cups, frozen or fresh corn
2 tomatoes, diced into ½ inch pieces
2 avocados, halved, pitted, and diced
½ small red onion, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus a squeeze for cooked chicken
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
Salt and pepper
4 skinless chicken breasts

Directions

1. Combine corn, tomato, avocado, chopped onion, and parsley flakes in a medium sized bowl. Add lemon juice and olive oil; salt and pepper to taste.
2. Preheat grill or broiler to medium heat. Rub chicken breasts with Creole seasoning, salt and pepper. Grill chicken on each side approximately 8 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove chicken from grill and drizzle with lemon juice.
3. Serve grilled chicken with corn-avocado relish on top.

2 comments:

sappling said...

How do you come up with these recipes? They're TO DIE FOR! And your food photography is pretty amazing, too.

two little chefs said...

Sappling,

Kelly and I are always on the lookout for good recipes. We both love to cook and more importantly eat and try new things. And thank you for the compliment on the photography, it is gratifying, I do my best!
-Caroline

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