Avocados Stuffed with Chicken Salad Recipe

stuffed avocados
Valaer Murray


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 6 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon salt (plus salt for poaching liquid)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 4 avocados
  • Paprika, for garnish
  • Greens, for serving

Queen avocado, or palta reina, as this popular dish is called in South America, is royally rich but perfectly simple. It's a great summer lunch and a real crowd-pleaser. I like to make my chicken salad with plain yogurt (not Greek yogurt, which is too thick) instead of mayonnaise to make it lighter.

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Bring a pot of salted water to boil (just enough to cover the chicken), and add in the chicken breasts and simmer for about 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool, and then shred the poached chicken and put into a bowl. Mix in the celery, yogurt, salt, pepper, and mustard. Refrigerate for an hour or so until cool.

Halve avocados lengthwise and remove the peel. Spoon the chicken salad in the center of the avocado and garnish with a dash of paprika. Serve atop greens.


Calories per serving:

483 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 133g 205%
  • Carbs 77g 26%
  • Saturated 22g 108%
  • Fiber 56g 225%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Monounsaturated 83g
  • Polyunsaturated 17g
  • Protein 126g 253%
  • Cholesterol 356mg 119%
  • Sodium 1,648mg 69%
  • Calcium 281mg 28%
  • Magnesium 394mg 99%
  • Potassium 5,942mg 170%
  • Iron 7mg 37%
  • Zinc 9mg 61%
  • Phosphorus 1,543mg 220%
  • Vitamin A 139µg 15%
  • Vitamin C 85mg 141%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 70%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 122%
  • Niacin (B3) 60mg 299%
  • Vitamin B6 6mg 301%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 743µg 186%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 22%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 20mg 98%
  • Vitamin K 207µg 258%
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