This baked chicken breast combines all the things we love – crunchy chicken, everything but the bagel seasoning, smashed avocado, and our favorite toppings. Everything But the Bagel Avocado Chicken is easy to make and big on flavor so it’ll come as no surprise when it quickly becomes a weeknight favorite.
Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from Page Street Publishing Co. in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine alone.
A few days ago, I shared that I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the new cookbook, Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals-Without the Mess, by my blogging friend Megan Marlowe, of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen – a new cookbook that was released yesterday. The cookbook features one pan, dish or pot meals – many of which are ready in 30 minutes or less. And a great many of the recipes are unique spins on classic recipes most people know and love. I gave you a full review of the cookbook a few days ago, but this recipe was so delicious, I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
One of the recipes that got my attention immediately was this one. I grew up on breaded chicken cutlets, fried with a side of Rice-a-Roni or tossed on a salad, so I’m a sucker for some crispy chicken cutlets. It just feels like home to me. This Everything But the Bagel Avocado Chicken took those chicken cutlets to a new level.
- Baked, not fried – so healthier!
- Everything But The Bagel seasoning – homemade (I usually use this mix) or store-bought- that I adore. I’ve put it on homemade crackers, bagels, my morning avocado toast. So good!
- Smashed avocado flavored simply with garlic, salt and pepper
- And your favorite topping. I used crumbled bacon (because, bacon), but Megan suggests sliced hard boiled egg or bruschetta topping. Use what makes you happy.
My husband and I loved this meal – we’ll be returning to it again and again. We’re 2 for 2 on recipes from Incredible One-Pot Meals – I can’t wait to try out my next recipe.
Want to cook along with me? YOU CAN WIN YOUR VERY OWN COPY of the cookbook. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are over the age of 18 year old. Giveaway is open from April 19 – April 25 at midnight EST. Due to current COVID restrictions, shipping of the book may be delayed. The winner will receive a soft copy of the book (PDF) from Page Street Publishing Co. after claiming the prize. The hard copy of the book will be mailed as soon as it is possible to do so, given COVID-19 U.S. travel and work restrictions.
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Everything But the Bagel Avocado Chicken
This baked chicken breast combines all the things we love - crunchy chicken, everything but the bagel seasoning, smashed avocado, and your favorite topping. Everything But the Bagel Avocado Chicken is easy to make and big on flavor so it'll come as no surprise when it quickly becomes a weeknight favorite.
Ingredients for the Chicken:
- cooking spray
- 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 2 large eggs
- 1 c. panko breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbs. Everything but the Bagel seasoning
- 4 4-oz. chicken cutlets (I used 2 breasts, trimmed, cut in half)
Ingredients for the Avocado Topping:
- 2 medium ripe avocados
- 1 clove garlic
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 1/2 Tbs. lime juice optional
- cooked bacon, crumbled I used 1 slice per chicken breasts
- sliced hard boiled eggs
- bruschetta or pico de gallo
- additional Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
Make the Chicken:
Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Prep for breading. In one shallow bowl, gently stir together flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. In a second shallow bowl, whisk together eggs. In a third shallow bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and Everything but the Bagel seasoning.
Dredge each chicken cutlet first in flour, then in egg, then in breadcrumb mixture. Place chicken cutlet on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked throughout (chicken should have an internal temperature of 165F).
Make the Avocado:
While chicken is cooking, mash avocados and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If not serving immediately, add lime juice to minimize browning. Set aside.
Assemble & Serve:
Spread 1/4 of avocado mixture on top of each baked cutlet. Add any desired toppings and serve immediately.
(If you anticipate leftovers, wrap cutlets separate from avocado mixture and toppings. Reheat cutlet and then assemble just before serving.)
This recipe was adapted from Incredible One-Pot Cooking, page 72 (affiliate link).
Disclaimer: Thank you to Page Street Publishing Co. for providing a copy of Incredible One-Pot Meals for this giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada who are 18 years of age or older. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. The prize will be sent directly from Page Street Publishing to the winner.