Delicious Mexican Peacocks

Mexican Peacocks
Linda Larsen
Ratings
  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 Chicken Breasts (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
816 Calories
38g Fat
65g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Chicken Breasts (4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 816
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 335mg 112%
Sodium 894mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Protein 53g
Calcium 248mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This unusual and delicious recipe for Mexican peacocks is always a hit. It's a great way to introduce your family to Mexican cuisine, and always a smash with guests.

You must start this recipe early in the day to let the coating on the chicken chill and set. 

This recipe isn't difficult to make, but it can take a bit of time. The flavor is so worth it, though.

Serve this wonderful dish with a green salad tossed with grape tomatoes and a creamy and spicy vinaigrette. Add some toasted cheese bread or breadsticks, and add some roasted baby carrots or asparagus.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1- 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of waxed paper and gently pound them with a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat mallet until they are 1/4" thick. Be careful to not make holes or weak spots in the chicken.

  3. Then peel the avocado and cut it into four lengths. Place one piece on each chicken breast. Fold the chicken over to enclose avocado.

  4. Mix the flour and salt on a plate. Combine milk and egg in a shallow bowl. Then mix the cayenne pepper, oregano, and breadcrumbs on another plate.

  5. Coat the filled chicken bundles with the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture, then dip into the crumb mixture to thoroughly coat. This part gets messy, but it's crucial that the chicken is thickly coated with breadcrumbs.

  6. Chill the coated chicken in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours, up to 8 hours.

  7. Preheat oven to 375 F. Place the chicken on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked to 165 F. Serve with salsa if desired.