Mexi-Chicken Avocado Delights: A Gastronomic Journey to Remember

Dive into a sensory explosion with the Mexi-Chicken Avocado Delights. Imagine tender chicken infused with spicy Mexican seasonings, nestled within the creamy embrace of a ripe avocado. 

The subtle heat of the spices dances on your tongue, while the avocado's velvety texture soothes and delights. 

Each bite promises a harmonious blend of zest, creaminess, and crunch, transporting you to a bustling Mexican marketplace.

A plate showcasing the Mexi-Chicken Avocado Delights. The ripe avocado halves are generously stuffed with the spicy chicken mixture, beautifully garnished with cilantro, and topped with melted cheddar cheese on a rustic wooden table.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 1 avocado half filled with chicken mixture

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 300 kcal per serving
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fats: 18g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sodium: 300mg

Ingredients (measured in grams)

  • Chicken breast (cooked and shredded): 300g
  • Ripe avocados: 3 (halved and pitted)
  • Red bell pepper (diced): 100g
  • Black beans (cooked and drained): 150g
  • Corn kernels: 100g
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 20g
  • Lime juice: 30g
  • Olive oil: 20g
  • Cumin powder: 5g
  • Paprika: 5g
  • Salt: 5g
  • Black pepper: 2g
  • Cheddar cheese (grated, optional): 50g

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Begin by preparing the chicken. In a bowl, combine shredded chicken, diced red bell pepper, black beans, corn, and half of the chopped cilantro.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper to create a zesty dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and mix well, ensuring every piece is coated.
  4. Generously stuff each avocado half with the chicken mixture. If desired, sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.
  5. Place the stuffed avocados under a preheated broiler for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts and turns slightly golden.
  6. Garnish with the remaining cilantro before serving.
A close-up that captures the contrasting textures between the creamy avocado and the zesty chicken filling, highlighting the various ingredients like spices, corn, black beans, and red bell pepper.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Opt for avocados that are just ripe but still firm to ensure they hold their shape.
  • To add a smoky flavor, consider grilling the chicken beforehand.
  • If you prefer a creamier texture, blend a portion of the beans and mix them into the filling.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use another type of meat? Absolutely! Ground beef or turkey can be an excellent substitute.
  • How can I make it vegetarian? Replace chicken with quinoa or tofu for a protein-packed vegetarian version.
  • Can I make it ahead? You can prepare the chicken mixture a day ahead and refrigerate. Stuff the avocados just before serving.