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Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

From Natalie:

I had been trying for months to get my God mother and a few cousins to my home for lunch.  It seemed, with crazy schedules, it was taking forever to make it happen.  We picked a date and made it work!  We had a wonderful afternoon.  I served this dish for lunch. I had seen a similar dish at a restaurant I had eaten at recently.  I made a few changes and liked this version better.  The girls loved it too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 4 oz. chopped walnuts
  • 1 whole avocado per guest
  • mixed greens
  • grape tomatoes
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • crazy salt
  • ground black pepper
  • garlic powder

(My husband, Bill, cooked the chicken for me on the rotisserie on the grill, seasoned with crazy salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder.  It was cooked perfectly!)

Cut off all of the meat from the chicken, dark and white, into cubes.  Add the mayonnaise (I used 1/2 cup of regular and 1/2 cup of Miracle Whip.  Some people don’t like Miracle Whip, but I think it adds a nice flavor).  Cube the apple and add that with the walnuts to the chicken. Toss.

Put the chicken salad into halved avocados. Each guest  should receive two stuffed halves.  The avocados that I used were very ripe so I left the bottom skin on.  If they are a little more firm, you can skin them entirely.

Toss the mixed greens with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and crazy salt.

For the presentation, I halved a couple of grape tomatoes on each plate, put a serving of the greens and placed the stuffed avocados on top.

Chill and serve.  Enjoy, we did!

 

 

 

 

 

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