Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

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From: EatingWell.com, April 2017

Looking for a clean, packable lunch for work? This healthy homemade chicken salad served inside an avocado instead of with bread is just the ticket. Plus, this recipe makes enough for ready-made lunches for the week! If you have leftover cooked chicken on hand, skip Step 1 and use about 2½ cups shredded chicken in Step 2.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ⅓ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved (optional)
  • ¼ cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 2 firm ripe avocados, halved and pitted

Preparation

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  1. Place chicken in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the chicken registers 165°F with an instant-read thermometer, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Let stand until cool enough to handle, then chop or shred. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.
  2. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, tarragon, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cold chicken, celery, grapes (if using) and pecans; stir to combine.
  3. To serve, fill each avocado half with about ½ cup chicken salad. (Refrigerate the extra chicken salad for up to 3 days.)
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate chicken salad (Steps 1-2) for up to 3 days; fill avocados just before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ avocado & ½ cup chicken salad
  • Per serving: 308 calories; 24 g fat(4 g sat); 7 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 92 mcg folate; 45 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 234 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 31 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 308 mg sodium; 730 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (23% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 4½ fat, 2 lean protein

Reviews 1

June 06, 2017
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By: Kateri Gemperlein-Schirm
Chicken salad is the perfect make-ahead meal and the avocado makes it a much more filling!
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