Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken

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    Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken Recipe 

    Delicious Grilled Avocados with Mango Salsa Chicken will have you feeling like you are on a tropical vacation without leaving your backyard. Healthy and easy to make! #grilledavocados www.savoryexperiments.com

    Delicious Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken with mango salsa will have you feeling like you are on a tropical vacation without leaving your backyard.

    The sun is out, puffy clouds gently dance across the sky and I am ready for a warm weather vacation! Only problem is, my vacation isn’t planned for another couple of months. Instead I create our own little summer staycation paradise at home.  

    Make sure you PIN Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken! 

    Frozen drinks, miniature umbrellas and Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa using Mezzetta Peppers bring the heat and make me think of the tropical paradise I am yearning for.

    Grilled Avocados with Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa- spiced chilled chicken and sweet mango salad over creamy, hot avocados. Can you believe it only takes 15 minutes to prepare?? | #grilledavocados | www.savoryexperiments.com

    What also comes with my vacation is a lot of relaxation, which is why my Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa takes less than 30 minutes to put together and can be done ahead of time with only 3 minutes (yes, 3 minutes!!!) on the grill.

    It is also a light meal that won’t slow me down on the lawn games for the rest of the evening.  You should see my bocce ball skills. 

    WHAT IS PERUVIAN CHICKEN? Typically, it is chicken slowly roasted with olive oil, lime juice, garlic and spices and hails from Peru. 

    For this grilled avocado recipe, I skip a few steps using pre-cooked chicken and just tossing it in the typical spice blend. 

    Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa tosses shredded chicken with a Peruvian spice blend and lime juice, paired with a sweet mango salsa. Chilled chicken and mango salsa complement hot, creamy and cool grilled avocado beautifully. 

    Most Peruvian chicken, also known as pollo a la brasa, is paired with aji amarillo, a thick yellow pepper paste. The mango salsa takes its place. 

    PRO TIP: To make your grilled avocados even fancier, top with cilantro or fresh jalapeno slices. 

    Grilled Avocados with Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa- spiced chilled chicken and sweet mango salad over creamy, hot avocados. Can you believe it only takes 15 minutes to prepare?? | #grilledavocados | www.savoryexperiments.com

    I love using Mezzetta brand peppers to achieve the flavor I am going for. Roasted Red Bell Peppers give my grilled avocados a cool sweetness, but the additional of Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Jalapeño Peppers or Hot Wax Banana Peppers will bring the heat, perfect for serving with an ice cold beer.  

    Mezzetta harvests their peppers at the height of ripeness and preserves them a proprietary brine keeping them crunchy and flavorful all the way to your kitchen.

    Delicious Grilled Avocados with Mango Salsa Chicken will have you feeling like you are on a tropical vacation without leaving your backyard. Healthy and easy to make! #grilledavocados www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you like recipes that use avocado, you might also love these: 

    Tools for making this grilled avocado recipe: 

    Grilling Tools– you are grilling, so make sure you have the right tools!

    Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

    Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

    Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil– A good olive oil will taste like, well, olives, while a poorly made one will taste like vegetable oil. Gross. While people tend to favor Italian and Greek olive oils, I prefer to buy mine domestically.

    They are some great ones out there from all over the world, but the reporting of ingredients isn’t always the same and you could find that your super expensive olive oil was actually cut with vegetable oil. 

    Delicious Grilled Avocados with Mango Salsa Chicken will have you feeling like you are on a tropical vacation without leaving your backyard. Healthy and easy to make! #grilledavocados www.savoryexperiments.com

    Questions you might have about how to make grilled avocados: 

    How do you grill avocados? It is a fairly simple process, just baste the cut avocado with olive oil to prevent sticking. Sear, cut side down, for 2-3 minutes and you are done! 

    From there you can fill your grilled avocados with anything you’d like. Obviously, I like Peruvian chicken! Plain old BBQ chicken is also a good option. 

    Can I just use mango salsa? Sure! Grilled avocados are an excellent entree idea for vegetarians or even vegans coming to your house for a party or barbeque. Fill them to the brim with mango salsa or any other type of pasta salad and you’ll have an excellent dish. 

    Should I use ripe avocados? I find using fairly firm avocados works best. When holding it, look for a little bit of spring, but not enough that you can make a dent with your finger. Don’t pay too much attention to the green hue, but more to the texture. 

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    Grilled Avocados with Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa- spiced chilled chicken and sweet mango salad over creamy, hot avocados. Can you believe it only takes 15 minutes to prepare?? | #grilledavocados | www.savoryexperiments.com
    Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     

    Delicious Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken with Mango Salsa will have you feeling like you are on a tropical vacation without leaving your backyard. Healthy and easy to make! 

    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American, Peruvian
    Keyword: grilled avocados, peruvian chicken
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 293 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 2 large avocados
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    Peruvian Chicken:
    • 1/2 cup shredded chicken *see note
    • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
    Topping:
    • 2 cups fresh mango salsa
    • fresh jalapeno , sliced, optional
    • fresh cilantro , leaves only, optional
    Instructions
    1. Toss shredded chicken with spices and lime juice, set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
    2. Combine all ingredients for mango salsa in a medium bowl, toss and set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
    3. Cut avocados in half removing the seed. Brush each side with olive oil and heat the grill on high. Place cut side directly on the grate and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Remove and top with Peruvian shredded chicken and mango salsa. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Recipe Notes

    I use a plain rotisserie chicken from the grocery store for my shredded chicken. Since you only need a small amount. Consider making Buffalo Chicken Dip with the remainder.

    Nutrition Facts
    Grilled Avocado Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 293 Calories from Fat 198
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 22g34%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Cholesterol 22mg7%
    Sodium 269mg12%
    Potassium 685mg20%
    Carbohydrates 17g6%
    Fiber 8g33%
    Sugar 7g8%
    Protein 9g18%
    Vitamin A 795IU16%
    Vitamin C 46.3mg56%
    Calcium 27mg3%
    Iron 1.2mg7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    I hope you enjoy your Grilled Avocados with Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa and precious time with your family. Happy summer!

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