Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce Recipe (Stove or Air Fryer)

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Healthy blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce

Fast, healthy, and delicious blackened chicken recipe!

There are so many great things about this blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce recipe! It is ready in less than 30 minutes, so that is a big plus. The chicken is spicy and flavorful, then the avocado cream sauce cools it down and adds even more flavor. This chicken recipe is super easy too! I plugged this recipe into My Fitness Pal and one serving has just 3 carbs, 5 grams of fat, and 38 grams of protein! Talk about amazing, high volume macros! 

These can also be prepared in your Air Fryer… which means they cook up FAST and are totally hands free! Scroll down to the recipe card for instructions.

Low Carb Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

I should also mention that this chicken dinner is quite healthy. Chicken is a lean protein, avocado is a good fat. Plain Greek yogurt has all sorts of good things going on – protein, calcium, probiotics, no added sugar, and more. Clean eating approved!

Easy skillet blackened chicken recipe

I first made this chicken with 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper in the seasonings. While the avocado sauce cools it down a lot, it was still too spicy for my family! My husband and I still finished it off, but we had to follow it down with a glass of milk because our mouths were on fire. Ha. Maybe we are just sensitive to spices, but I prefer to make it with only a pinch of the cayenne. Feel free to adjust the amount according to your preference.

To help the chicken cook more evenly and quickly, you may need to pound the chicken down – flatten it a bit. You want the chicken breasts to be around 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. For the extra large chicken breast, plan to add a little extra cooking time, if needed, to be sure they cook through.

You could definitely try grilling the chicken instead of cooking on the stove top too. I bet it would be delicious!

healthy avocado cream sauce for chicken recipe

The avocado cream sauce is so easy and delicious! While the chicken is cooking, just throw all of the sauce ingredients into a food processor or blender until smooth. That’s it! The sauce is creamy, but light and fresh. I really like it and I think you will too!

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Delicious and EASY Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

Healthy blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce

Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce Recipe (Stove or Air Fryer)

This recipe for blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce is full of flavor! I love it! Plus it is ready in 30 minutes AND healthy!
4.69 / 5 ( 19 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4


  • Large skillet



Avocado Sauce


  • Add paprika, cumin, onion powder, pepper, salt, and cayenne to a gallon resealable bag and shake to combine. Then add the chicken breasts to the bag with the spices and shake to coat chicken evenly.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for about 7 minutes each side, or until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, add avocado, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Serve chicken with avocado sauce. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Lightly spray basket with avocado oil.
  • Bake at 360˚F/180°C for 8-10 minutes, or until center of chicken reads 158˚F/70°C then let it rest in foil for 5 minutes to finish cooking through.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 572mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g
Ingredients: Avocado, Cayenne Pepper, Chicken, Cooking Oil, Cumin, Garlic, Lemon, Lemon Juice, Onion, Paprika, Pepper, Salt, Yogurt
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Fall, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Summer, Clean Eating, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer, Grill, Stove Top

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