October 29, 2016

Mexican Stuffed Avocado

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Fast and Easy – 3 Ingredients!

To pull off this impressive stuffed avocado recipe all you’re going to need is 3 ingredients. You’ll need an avocado, some cheese, and our Mexican shredded chicken! Fine, maybe you don’t need our shredded chicken, but it sure does take these stuffed avocados to the next level!

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The Chicken

Our slow cooked Mexican shredded chicken recipe is a perfect fit in this recipe, although it’s not required. If you’re looking for a shortcut and you don’t have a few hours to cook the chicken to perfection, you can pan fry breast or thigh and season it with some mexican spices. A quick and easy way to get some Mexican flavor into your chicken is to use a seasoning mix similar to this:

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  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Chili Powder

That spice mix will impart a nice Mexican flavor to your dish, but we highly recommend our chicken recipe! Fine… I’ll stop talking about our chicken now!
 

The Cheese..or Should I Say Queso!

As with most recipes you can use any cheese you want. We’re using Queso Fresco though. The benefits of using Queso Fresco is that it doesn’t melt as quickly as most cheeses. You can get a nice crisp on it without it fully melting. Those attributes make it a good fit for this dish, although a simple cheddar cheese would work great as well. Queso Fresco can be found at most grocery stores down the ethnic isle.
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Let’s Bake

Bake for 20 minutes at 350. You might want to go a bit longer, this will depend a lot on the ripeness of your avocado. If you have a perfectly ripe avocado you could even opt for popping it under the broiler for 5 minutes and completely omitting the baking process. This will produce a less cooked through avocado(which some people will find more desirable) with a hot and melty topping. This dish works best with avocados that are at, or slightly passed their ideal ripeness. If you use an avocado that hasn’t yet become fully ripe the final product will not be nearly as tasty.

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Nutrition

(per 1/2 avocado)
Calories: 407
Fat: 35.5g
Protein: 18g
Carbs: 12g
Fiber: 10g
Net Carbs: 2g

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Stuffed Avocado

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 Halves
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut a ripe avocado in half and remove seed.
  3. Pack as much shredded chicken into each half as possible.
  4. Top with crumbled Queso Fresco. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

    Matt Gaedke

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