Avocado Chicken Salad in Avocado Boats

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    I was trying to decide what to do with this ginormous avocado besides just make guacamole or even a light version of guacamole with it. I have been known to slice it onto salads, or put it on burgers, but I wanted to do something totally different. I was determined to use only things I already had at the house AND make something yummy. Enter, avocado chicken salad.

    Avocado Chicken Salad
    I used a Florida avocado for this because the shell is much larger than a hass avocado. 
    This made the perfect “bowl” to serve the chicken salad in.
    Avocado Chicken Salad
         serves 2
    1 ripe Florida avocado
    2 small cooked chicken breasts, cubed
    1/4 C roasted red peppers, chopped
    Juice of 1 lime
    2 large lettuce leaves, chopped
    Cilantro leaves, chopped
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp garlic salt*
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    Cut avocado in half, length wise, and remove pit. Carefully, scoop out flesh and reserve shell for filling. 
    Cut half of avocado in cubes and set aside. Place other half of avocado in a bowl and mash with fork, mixing in the cumin, garlic salt and cayenne pepper. Once mixed, add avocado cubes, chicken, lettuce, red peppers and cilantro.
    Add in lime juice and gently mix everything together. Fill avocado bowls with chicken salad. Serve cold.
    *This avocado seemed kind of sweet to me, so I used more salt that I would have with a hass avocado. Use salt to your taste. 
    Have you ever used avocado instead of mayo? You may have noticed, but there is no mayonnaise in this recipe! Only heart-healthy fats! Serve this by itself.
    Or eat it as a dip with chips. 
    Either way, this buttery chicken salad is so delicious! It’s not lacking any flavor and is easily adaptable. This would also rock on some toasted bread for a sandwich. Just try it; you know you want to!
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    • http://www.bevcooks.com/ Bev Weidner

      WHAAAT? That is so cool! I could face plant that.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14679600158510598106 Kristen

      SO delicious. I love avocado in any form, but with chicken in a cute presentation like that? To die for!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

      Thanks, Ladies! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18033821340540667284 Jamie

      This looks so good! Can’t wait to try it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08938060905933532903 Online Enthusiast

      These recipes are really mouth watering, I never knew that avocados boasted a variety of recipes. I recently started some marketing for a company called SAAGA (South African Avocados Growers Association). The company has well over 100 recipes of avocados on pdf. There are avocado recipe, avocado pear dishes and many other avo how to’s. Most people like myself like the fruit ripe and eat it raw as it comes – after ripening – but there are endless possibilities to be explored here ladies and gentlemen.