Avocado and Chicken Summer Sandwich

Avocado and Chicken Summer Sandwich
Staff Writer
California Avocado Commission

Prepare for a picnic by packing this chicken and avocado sandwich, which features French bread, sweet basil pesto, grilled onions, tangy goat cheese and “slightly bitter” greens.

Recipe courtesy of the California Avocado Commission

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4
Servings
361
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 large red onion, cut into 4 rounds
  • 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 long French baguette
  • 1 1/2 Ounce goat cheese, softened
  • 3/4 Cups packed arugula
  • 2 fresh avocados, seeded, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons basil pesto

Directions

Place the chicken and salad dressing in a bowl and stir until the chicken is well coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Brush both sides of the onion with the olive oil and set aside on a plate.

Heat a grill to medium-high. Lightly oil the hot grill. Grill the chicken and onion until the chicken is no longer pink and the onions are tender and lightly charred, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.

Let the chicken cool slightly; slice into thin strips. Separate the onion into individual rings.

Slice the baguette all the way through lengthwise. Spread the goat cheese evenly on the bottom half. Top with the chicken, onion, arugula, and avocado. Season with the salt and pepper to taste.

Spread the pesto on the top half of the baguette. Close the sandwich, cut into individual sandwiches and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
71mg
24%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
64µg
9%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
111mg
11%
Choline, total
63mg
15%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
485mg
69%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
286mg
19%
Water
54g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.