With its mild taste and creamy texture, avocado is the perfect complement to many chicken dishes and is a tasty way to add some additional nutrients to salads, soups and sandwiches.
1. Avocado, Beet and Chicken Tostadas
Beet and Avocado may seem like an unlikely combination in these Mexico-inspired tostadas, but you’ll find that the creamy avocado and delicate beet complement the other ingredients in this dish extremely well. Add these flavours to the bite of red onion and the heat of the jalapeno, and you have a well-balanced dish that can easily be served for lunch or dinner.
2. Hot Avocado, Chicken & Rice Soup
This unusual, Mexican-inspired soup is creamy and comforting. Lightly simmered avocados give this soup an elegant touch.
3. Hummus, Chicken & Avocado Flat Bread
Chicken meets hummus and avocado in this quick, filling and amazingly delicious baked flat bread. Lean chicken and the chickpeas in the hummus give a good amount of protein to help you stay full longer. The creaminess of the hummus and avocado make it easy not to miss the more traditional cheese often on baked flat bread.
4. Chicken Avocado and Black Bean Salad
This colourful salad is full of interesting flavour. The creaminess of the avocado, peppery arugula, sweet mango, cilantro and lime make for a nutritious, flavour-packed salad. It will remind you of hot summer days!
5. Deluxe California Club Sandwich
Every so often you may find yourself alone on the weekend around lunchtime craving something delicious and different. My favourite sandwich is definitely the club sandwich. The endless flavour possibilities keep it original. The California style club is a popular and lower carbohydrate option to popular diner styles because it omits the third layer of bread. The avocado spread is also a healthier alternative to traditional butter and mayonnaise.
6. Chicken Avocado and Corn Fritters
These fritters are a perfect appetizer for the game or weekend get together. Serve them up with your favourite drinks and enjoy a good laugh with crunchy spiced chicken and creamy avocado in each bite.
7. Chicken Poke Bowl
We've given this classic Hawaiian dish a makeover using caramelized chicken thighs instead of the traditional raw fish.
8. Reina Pepiada Arepa (Venezuelan Sandwich)
These naturally gluten free sandwiches resemble pita pockets, and are so addictive! The cornmeal dough gives these arepas a soft chewy inside and crusty exterior. They can be filled with everything from meat to beans to eggs to this addictive chicken salad. Reina Pepiada is among the most common variety and in Venezuela they are eaten for breakfast or as a snack after a night out. However, in Canada, we typically eat them for lunch. They are hearty, delicious and surprisingly healthy.