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Southwestern Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

Low carb, southwestern chicken salad stuffed avocados are a big, fresh bite of Tex-Mex flavor! This recipe takes just 5 minutes -- perfect for busy summer days when it's just too hot to cook! 
Course Light Dinner/Lunch
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 317kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken chopped - chopped - rotisserie or normal cooked breast
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro fresh and chopped fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes diced, canned
  • 1 tablespoon cheese shredded or queso fresco

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out some of the avocado flesh, leaving a half-inch thick wall of avocado. Reserve the scooped out avocado.
  • Brush each half with lime juice and set aside.
  • Mix the chicken, mayo, remaining lime juice, cilantro, and chipotle powder.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste -adjust the chipotle powder if you like it spicier.
  • Fold in the tomatoes.
  • Divide the salad between the two avocado shells, tamping down gently.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.

My Substititions

  • Cut 1/2-pound raw chicken breast into cubes and toss it with 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning (o carbs) and 1/4 teaspoon cumin.
  • Saute it in oil until the chicken is cooked through (165F).
  • Set aside.
  • Chop the reserved avocado.
  • Mix the reserved avocado, the lime juice, mayo, chipotle, Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with chiles, and cilantro.
  • Stir in the chicken.
  • Divide between the avocado shells and sprinkle with Queso Fresco or other Mexican cheese.

Notes

Carolyn's Nutrition Information was different than mine but I think it was the difference in the chicken being rotisserie in her recipe and raw in mine: Her nutrition info- cal-356 fat-29.2 protein-15.6  carbs 7.5  fiber 4.9  

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5.9% | Vitamin C: 14.9% | Calcium: 6.6% | Iron: 3.6%