Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

July 10, 2014


Author Notes: In my eyes anything with avocados is a WIN. Don't know what to do about leftovers, stuff it in an avocado, you can't go wrong :) This is an extremely versatile recipe, any leftovers would go GREAT!! Leftover chili? Can of tuna sitting in your pantry? Leftover salad or slaw? Leftover chicken --> chicken salad stuffed avocados. Add some Sriracha to give it a "kick" and you're in for a protein-packed treat! Made with greek yogurt, no mayo, no oil, but lots of great seasoning. The chicken salad included leftover organic roasted chicken I had done the Sunday night before. Feel free to adjust the ingredients, add more veggies, add more spices, add salsa & black beans for a tex-mex version! Endless possibilities! The PICTURE reflects my simple chicken salad made with a greek yogurt dressing, celery, roasted shallots and raisins.Stacy

Serves: 2

Ingredients

Chicken Salad

  • 1 large hass avocado, cut in half, pit removed
  • 1 cup diced organic roasted chicken
  • Veggies/Fruits: diced peppers, shallots/purple onions, tomatoes, celery, grapes/raisins, etc.

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 dash ACV (apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Additional: cumin, cardamom, cayenne, paprika
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Mix the dressing ingredients together to desired consistency.
  2. Scoop 1/2 of an avocado and dice. Place into a bowl
  3. Add rest of chicken salad ingredients together. Add dressing ingredients a tablespoon at a time to desired consistency. Add more chicken, more veggies, as needed. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Stuff it back into each 1/2 empty avocado "shell". Add chopped cilantro, dill, chives, or parsley on top and serve!

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