RecipeChipotle Chicken Salad in Avocado Boats

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 460
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Total Fat: 30 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 24 g
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 24 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 17 g
  • Total Sugar: 4 g
    • Natural Sugar: 3 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 800 mg

All aboard the joyful lunch express! I’m serving up Chipotle Pulled Chicken in Avocado Boats that’s a serious cinch to make. You’re the captain of your delish-ship: you can choose to kick up the heat by adding extra chipotle peppers, or mix in a few tablespoons of mayo for a creamier chicken salad-like consistency. Also, it’s an easy recipe to scale up or down depending upon whether you’re dining alone or feeding a larger crowd. Oh, and if you love a hearty, smoky, flavorful wrap sandwich like me, you can seamlessly transform this dish into just that. Simply mash and spread the avocado on a tortilla (or lay down sliced avocado), layer your chipotle chicken on top, along with some extra adobo sauce, and roll it up. So GOOD.

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This recipe makes 2 servings
  • • 1 ½ cups shredded chicken*
  • • ½ cup salsa, mild, medium or spicy
  • • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped up
  • • 1 teaspoon of adobo sauce
  • • 2 avocados, split and pits removed

*you can use store-bought rotisserie chicken; remove skin and shred the breast and thigh meat using your fingers. Or, you can also cut up leftover (skinless) chicken cutlets into tiny pieces


Mix together the chicken, salsa and chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Scoop ~¼ cup scoop into each avocado half. Drizzle on extra adobo sauce, if preferred.


Try this Chipotle Pulled Chicken Wrap.