Chicken Avocado Boats

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Chicken Avocado Boats
Chicken Avocado Boats


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4⅔ tablespoons paprika
  • 4 avocados, halved
  • 1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • sour cream, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook chicken until golden brown and cooked thoroughly, 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Season chicken with lime juice and season chicken with cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika.
  3. Remove pits from avocados and discard. Spoon chicken onto the avocado halves. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and top with a dollop of sour cream.
Mealthy tip:

Make these adorable boats vegetarian by substituting cubed sweet potato or tofu for the chicken, and sautéeing in a skillet until browned and tender. You could also try a poached egg in place of the chicken for a Mexican-inspired breakfast!


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Tiana D. says:

I am tickled by how clever this recipe is. I never considered putting meat inside a whole avocado, but it's a great idea. I am on a primal diet and have a hard time finding something to partner my meat with and this is such a great idea. I threw bacon inside of mine too because... bacon!

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Jen the Mighty says:

Where have these been all of my life??? I'm one of those millenials who will never be able to afford a house because I spend all of my money on avocados. I don't see that changing any time soon, especially now that I can make these crazy good avocado boats! YUM.

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Laura Griffin says:

I made these for a casual get together at my house and they were a huge hit! They're really delicious, and healthy at the same time. I love the seasonings used for the chicken, especially the cumin and lime juice. This is definitely one of my favorite, new dishes to make.

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Greg Jones says:

These chicken avocado boats were delicious. I used shredded chicken instead of cubed, and it turned out really good. It was full of spice and flavor, and accented the creamy avocado nicely.

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Rachel Douglas says:

I thought this was a cool idea but instead of stuffing the avocado with cubed chicken, I used shredded chicken. This is one of my favorite lunch recipes. I also skipped the cheese, trying to stay dairy free!