Tortilla Chip Chicken with Avocado Dressing

Jesse and I have become obsessed with this reality TV show called The Voice. We don’t have cable or Netflix, we just have public access channels and we rent tons of movies from the library. The shows that we watch may seem funny to most people, but when you are frugal, you learn to live with whatever you can get. Some of our favorite shows to watch on public access channels includes Family Feud, (Steve Harvey is just hilarious) Shark Tank, The Big Bang Theory, the King of Queens, Rules of Engagement, and of course The Voice. The Voice started its new season last night and Jesse and I were stoked! We watched the whole two hour premiere and guess what…. We plan to watch more of it tonight. 😉 We have never actually voted for any of the contestants, but we always have our favorites. I hope this season there are some really great singers because the better they are the more fun it is to watch the coaches bicker back and forth about who is better. If you have not watched this show, you should, plain and simple.

I made one of my most very favorite dinners I have ever made, last night for dinner. I have never made this recipe before, but I can guarantee you, it will be in the meal rotation often. I called it Tortilla Chip Chicken with Avocado Dressing. Because it has so many tasty spices mixed with the delightful taste of the avocado, combined with the tortilla chips and cheese, I fell like it could almost be considered Mexican food! I slowly like more and more Mexican dishes. You must try this recipe out and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • ~2-3 C crushed tortilla chips
  • Shredded Cheese, I used Mexican blend
  • ½ C Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. lime juice

For the avocado dressing: (all these ingredients can be adjusted to your taste)

  • ½ C Plain Greek yogurt
  • ~1-2 TBS of packet Ranch dip mix
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Diced jar jalapenos (I used about 5 jalapenos, but feel free to use more if you like spicy)
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 Avocado

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. On a plate, mix together your crushed up tortilla chips and your shredded cheese.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt, all the spices and your lime juice. Mix together well.
  4. Then dip one chicken breast at a time, first into the yogurt mixture, then into the crushed tortilla chips. Make sure to cover both sides of the chicken really well with the tortilla chips and cheese mixture.
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  7. Once both chicken breasts are covered in tortilla chips place them in a shallow baking dish and cook for about 40-50 mins, until the chickens are cook all the way through.
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  9. While you chicken is cooking, prepare your avocado dressing. First smash your avocado in a small mixing bowl.
  10. Mix in your yogurt, then add in the spices, jalapenos and lime juice.
  11. Spread on top of the cooked chicken.

Enjoy!!

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