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Food: Chicken, Veggies and Avocado

This recipe is titled California Chicken – which naturally sparked my interest – because I am often curious about the naming of recipes. California chicken in this case, has to do with Avocados I think.  All I know, is that I have chicken thawing in the refrigerator and at first considered a simple fajita dinner, but now – well, we are making California Chicken for dinner tonight. INGREDIENTS CHICKEN 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1/4 cup fresh parsley or basil, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried) kosher salt and black pepper THE RICE + VEGGIES + AVOCADO 2 red bell peppers, cut into fourths 1 zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 avocados, mashed very well juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 2 cups cooked basmati rice 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped 1/2 cup crumbled feta, goat, or blue cheese  (and Cotija cheese it is, considering it is a California thing)  – {more} On another note, …