Chili- Rubbed Chicken with Avocado- Mango Salsa

This recipe is gluten free adaptable- see tips below…

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Chili- Rubbed Chicken w/ Avocado- Mango Salsa

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 6 min

Perfect tucked inside tortillas for tacos!

Ingredients:

4 halves (about 1 3/4 pounds) boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 medium (about 1 pound) mango, peeled & diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium avocado, peeled & diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded & diced into 1/4-inch pieces
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 medium limes
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

1. Cut chicken breast halves lengthwise into 1/2-inch wide strips.

2. In a medium bowl, combine tomato paste, chili powder, garlic powder and 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the chicken strips and stir to coat. Marinate for 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine mango, avocado, red pepper, cilantro and the juice of 1 lime in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cut the remaining lime into wedges.

4. Heat remaining 2 Tablespoons olive oil in medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken strips with salt and pepper. Sauté chicken, stirring often, until they're firm to the touch and uniformly opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for 1 minute.

5. Set chicken strips on a platter, top with the salsa, and serve with lime wedges.

Tips:

*If you're preparing this dish as GLUTEN FREE, just be sure to use a brand of garlic powder that is know to be GF.
*Look for just-ripe avocados and mangoes- they should give slightly when flesh is squeezed (not too soft).
*Try serving this inside corn tortillas for a little taco-action.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Fine Cooking)

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