Chicken and avocado is a match made in heaven — not only in terms of flavor but also when it comes to nutrition. Avocado is rich in good fats and high in vitamin C and vitamin B-6, while chicken is not only one of highest suppliers of protein but also an important source of vitamins (A, B and D to name a few) and minerals like sodium and potassium.
In the past 15 years, annual per capita avocado consumption in the United States has increased from two pounds per person to seven pounds per person, the Hass variety accounting for most of the avocados consumed in the U.S.
If you think avocados are just for guacamole, think again. While they’re yummy on their own as a snack, they’re also great sliced, diced, or used as a spread. Avocados can be a flexible food to use when cooking, and the versatility of chicken means that the two together render even more possibilities. From tacos and sliders to salads and wings, these flavorful avocado and chicken dishes won’t disappoint.
No matter what you’re cooking, look for avocados that are ripe but firm. Otherwise they’ll be too mushy for your meal. Read on for avocado and chicken recipes that are so good, they may have you craving a second helping!
Here’s a great Mexican dish that is easy to make, affordable, and fast. If you don’t want to use a pre-prepared chicken adobo, you can definitely make your own.
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.
Perfectly golden, crispy, chicken wings, tossed in a smooth, smoky avocado and chipotle sauce — what could be better?!
Make this colorful and sweet topper to serve with grilled chicken.
This hearty salad is great for lunch or dinner. For best results, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.
Looking for comfort food that’s quick and easy to make? Whip up these chicken, avocado, and cheddar melts, which are ready-to-eat in 10 minutes.
Make this easy and satisfying breakfast bake for your next brunch. You can easily customize it depending on your preferences and turn it into the breakfast bake of your dreams!
This simple dish is great for a busy week. It’s healthy, easy, and most importantly, delicious.
This burger from Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace in Miami combines a grilled chicken patty with spicy jack cheese and avocado relish. A perfect balance between creamy, cooling, and spicy flavors.
Who doesn’t love a good club sandwich? Full of grilled chicken, ripe tomatoes, lettuce onion, bacon, and avocado, it’s a great, satisfying lunch that comes together easily.
Whether you’re planning to dine inside or outside, nachos with chicken, avocado, pico de gallo, lime and Tabasco sauce is a great dish that can be whipped up in no time.
Indulge in this classic Mexican meal, which features chicken, pico de gallo, and fresh guacamole.
No chicken and avocado list would be complete without a classic Cobb salad. Whether freshly grilled chicken or leftover from the night before, you are sure to enjoy this hearty, clean salad.
This delicious and nutritious meal is full of flavor. Smoky, chipotle, creamy avocado, and crunchy fire-roasted corn make this a winning dish.
These tiny tostadas are a great dish full of flavor and texture. If you want to make it in record time, buy a rotisserie chicken and use that instead of cooking it yourself- these tostadas are just one of the many great dishes you can make with a supermarket rotisserie chicken!
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