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
485
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
49%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Protein
23g
45%
Carbs
31g
10%
Vitamin A
104µg
12%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.7%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
42.4%
Vitamin C
16mg
26%
Vitamin E
4mg
21%
Vitamin K
117µg
100%
Calcium
115mg
12%
Fiber
9g
34%
Folate (food)
130µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
173µg
43%
Folic acid
25µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
82mg
21%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
47%
Phosphorus
284mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
848mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27.6%
Sodium
564mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
28%
Zinc
2mg
13%