Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados

by Maria

These super easy Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados are a delicious low carb meal, but fabulous for anyone who loves avocados and Tex-Mex cuisine. This recipe and many more are from Carolyn Ketchum’s newly released cookbook, Easy Keto Dinners, flavorful low-carb meals for any night of the week! I was given a copy to review, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Always plentiful at our house, avocados are one of my favorite ingredients to add to salads, sandwiches and dips. But used as a vessel for chicken salad was novel and absolutely irresistible.

Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados

Life is a little chaotic at Chez Skinny Chick right now. Our kitchen has been completely gutted and hammering noises are a constant.

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Plastic visqueen is “supposed to” keep the dust at bay, but I have plenty of evidence to contradict that! Thank goodness for easy, no oven needed dishes like these Southwestern chicken stuffed avocados!

I do have a little confession, plus an apology to offer my friend Carolyn, who is the cookbook author who shared her terrific new cookbook and recipes with me. In a whirlwind weekend of packing up our kitchen, this cookbook which I planned to place in a very secure spot, disappeared. I’m certain it has joined all the other odds and ends in a random cardboard box in our basement. Sigh.

I reviewed The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen last year after making Carolyn’s tasty Baked Denver Omelet. And once again I have a giveaway so one of my lucky readers can receive their own copy of her latest publication! Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter.

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Thank goodness, I had made this fabulous stuffed avocado recipe before misplacing the cookbook, as well as for a kind blogger friend who sent me a photo of the recipe so you wouldn’t miss out!

Fabulous for a comforting dinner, I ate a half an avocado for four lunches in a row. Filling and utterly delicious, it was a wonderful change of pace from my usual fare. P.S. I found the cookbook on a shelf in our overflow pantry. Whew.

Find Carolyn and more of her fabulous recipes on her blog, All Day I Dream about Food. Make sure to pop over to Amazon (link at the top of the page), to check out Easy Keto Dinners as well as entering my cookbook giveaway!

More Avocado Recipes You’ll Love:

  • Hearts of Pam, Artichoke, Avocado and Bibb Lettuce Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Avocado Caprese Salad from Foodie Crush
  • Crab Avocado Ravioli from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Avocado Three Bean Salad from Noble Pig
  • Mary’s Guacamole from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado and Tomato from Well Plated

Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados

Delicious, low-carb stuffed avocado with Southwest twist! prep time 15 MINUTES total time 15 MINUTES yield 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium avocados
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Instructions

Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Using a spoon, scoop out some of the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick wall inside the skin. Brush each avocado half with the lime juice and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, mayonnaise, remaining lime juice, cilantro, and chipotle powder until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently fold in the diced tomatoes.

Divide the chicken salad among the avocado halves and sprinkle with cheddar cheese, if desired.


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