Chicken Stuffed Avocados

Here's another another guest post by my favorite baby brother, Chef Hans.  He's all grown up and doing complicated business things beyond my pay grade. 

Hi everyone, I’m back again with another guest post, and I’m excited to bring y’all my chicken stuffed avocados!

As a finance major at UT Austin, part of studying business and training for Wall Street is doing stock pitch competitions. My last stock pitch was particularly exciting since I found the stock that my team ended up pitching.
So for Chef Uy’s portfolio-savvy audience, I’m sure you’re all very curious on the winning stock? Was it a tech start-up destined to be the next Apple or an advanced drug company curing cancer? Nope …. it was an unassuming avocado producer called Calavo Growers. To illustrate how good stock picking is done, here is an in-depth, jargon-filled excerpt from my team’s decision-making process.

Chef Hans: Guys, I think we should pitch Calavo Growers. They grow avocados.
Teammate 1: So if we pick this stock, we’ll make an entire PowerPoint decorated with a bazillion avocados??
Teammate 2: DUDE, I’M SO DOWN TO PITCH THIS COMPANY!!!
Okay, we actually did a lot more work than that. Our team spent many late nights in the finance lab slaving away in front of Excel and Bloomberg terminals. Thankfully, all our hard work paid off because my team won, so we’ll move on to New York this April for a national stock pitch!
Naturally, I had to cook something scrumptious with avocados. I decided on this recipe (adapted from Fed and Fit) because it uses some of my favorite ingredients, coconut milk and lime, and it’s really easy to make. I used up every avocado in Mom’s fridge, but it was totally worth it. :D

Chicken Stuffed Avocados


INGREDIENTS
2-3 chicken thighs
5 avocados
olive oil
chicken broth
4 garlic cloves
1 can coconut milk
½ tablespoon cumin
½ tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ cup chopped cilantro
3 limes, juiced

DIRECTIONS
Sautee the garlic with the olive oil in a wide base pan until the garlic is browned. Season the chicken with a pinch of the salt before sautéing each side on the pan over medium/high heat for about 2 minutes. Pour enough chicken broth into the pan to just cover the thighs, then put a lid on the pad and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and shred using two forks. Add the cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper to the chicken and stir together.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Halve the avocados and remove avocado seeds. Stuff each of them with the chicken and then bake on the sheet for 5 minutes.

For the cream sauce, stir the can of coconut milk with the lime juice and cilantro. Drizzle the sauce on the avocados once they come out of the oven. Enjoy!

19 comments

  1. What a talented brother and a delicious recipe. I love all things involving avocados!

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    1. Hi Ahu. Yup, I like to think he takes after his sister, hehe

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  2. Looks delicious! We're obsessed with avocados and I can't wait to try this out.

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    1. Great - avocados are always in our house :) Hope you enjoy!

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  3. Love chicken, love avocado, love this! I've never seen a recipe like this before- healthy and also filling, I'm sure. Just saved the link so I can make it!

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    1. That's great. Hope you like it :) It was my first time making/eating stuffed avocados but it's super easy

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  4. I LOVE stuffed avocado! This looks so good, and honestly just another excuse to eat my favorite vegetable (or is avocado a fruit? whatever);) Yum!

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    1. Fruit because of its pit (seed), but we'll let it slide. Although if you go by the seed rule, I always felt like bananas should count as vegetables hehe

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  5. A perfect paleo dinner! Any additional veggies you would recommend serving alongside?

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    1. I think with its hispanic flair, some grilled vegetables like corn, bell pepper, or a texmex salad would be delicious.

      You could try my Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad (http://www.obsessivecooking.com/2015/01/nordstroms-cilantro-lime-shrimp-salad.html), or my Roasted Corn, Black Bean, and Mango Salad (http://www.obsessivecooking.com/2012/10/roasted-corn-black-bean-and-mango-salad.html). Both are winners :)

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    2. The Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad is another one of my recipes!

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  6. I hope your brother shared with you because it looks awesome! Love to incorporate avocados in our meals and this recipe looks too good to pass up.

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    1. He ate most of it because he's a big boy (6 feet tall and growing!), but I managed to snag one :)

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  7. this looks delicious! i can't believe it's never occurred to me to do this--great idea!

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  8. I love stuffed avocados! These look so delicious and healthy, I'll have to them soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :0)

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  9. You have my full attention here now. This just looks amazing! I'm a health nut so I always look for healthier dishes. I've never encountered an idea like this one. I love avocados and I love chicken. This is perfect for me! lol Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Yum, these sound delicious! Love a quick easy lunch!

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  11. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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