Everyone ready to have a picnic to celebrate Earth Day?
And to celebrate I'm going to make my Chicken Guacamole Salad! It's a different take on your regular everyday chicken salad....it has Latin influences!
Living in Los Angeles I've grown up with Mexican food. I love it, my family loves it...so much though that when they come to visit from Tennessee they always want to go eat Mexican food! While this is not an authentic Mexican dish, you get the wonderful flavors regardless.
This dish is perfect for the spring weather and a picnic. It packs well, can be made ahead, and tastes soooo good!
Hope you try this and let me know what you think.
You will need: boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chicken broth, water, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, sour cream, lime juice, and pita bread.
Bring your chicken broth and water to a boil in a good sized saucepan. Big enough to hold your chicken breasts.
Add the chicken, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 min. until chicken is cooked. This is a poaching technique!
Remove the chicken to a cutting board and allow to cool about 10 min.
Then cut your chicken in to bite sized cubes.
Meanwhile, cut your tomato and onion. Chop your jalapeno, removing the ribs, and chop your cilantro.
When the chicken is cool, cut your avocado and dice them. You don't want them to turn brown, so leave this for last.
Place all your ingredients in to a bowl, including the chicken.
Add sour cream and lime juice.
Mix to incorporate all ingredients and to coat with the sour cream.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Now take your pita bread and toast it in a hot skillet. About 30 seconds on each side should do it.
Top your pita with your chicken salad and your ready to eat! It's an open faced salad...but you can open the pita pockets and stuff the chicken salad inside if you wish.
Doesn't this look refreshing and like spring! YUM!
Let me know what you are planning for Earth Day!
Chicken Guacamole Salad
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 14.5 oz can low sodium chicken broth
2 c water
2 medium avocados, cubed
½ small red onion, diced finely
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno, finely diced
2 T cilantro, chopped
4 T sour cream
2 T lime juice
salt & pepper
4 Pita bread
In a saucepan bring chicken broth and water to a boil. Add chicken and simmer on low until cooked, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken to cool. Once cool, cut in to cubes.
Meanwhile, dice your onion, tomatoes, and jalapeno. Chop your cilantro. When chicken is cool, cube your avocado. You don’t want this to brown.
Add chicken and all your chopped vegetables and herbs to a bowl. Add sour cream and lime juice. Stir to coat. Add salt and pepper to your liking.