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Avocados Stuffed with Chicken Salad Recipe

stuffed avocados
Valaer Murray

stuffed avocados

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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Deliver Ingredients


  • 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


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.

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.