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What to do with chicken and very ripe avocados?

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upstate girl Mar 26, 2008 02:16 PM

I need some Chowhound inspiration. What should I do with some chicken breast and very ripe avocados for dinner tonight? I am willing to make a trip to the store for some delicious ingredients to make this dish complete. I'll take whatever ideas you have!

  1. chef chicklet Mar 26, 2008 02:39 PM

    Inspiration is about all I can offer. I don't have a recipe but a very favorite dish I used to order at Mexican restaurant years ago was, Chicken breast with an Avocado Cream Sauce.
    It was always a special, not something served all the time. Probably the sauce was too delicate to keep, so they made it to order. I don't have a recipe, but that sauce was so delicious, spicy, creamy and pale green, served on a perfectly roasted chicken breast.
    Does that inspire you in the least? Other than that, guacamole is the only thing I make with ripe avocados. If I had more time I'd try to find a recipe for you... sorry.

    There are a zillion recipes for cold avocado sauce if you wanted to go that way.

    1. Miss Needle Mar 26, 2008 02:39 PM

      My mom used to make grilled chicken and guacamole sandwiches.

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        renz Mar 26, 2008 02:44 PM

        I've made an avocado sauce simply by pureeing the avocado with a little chile (serrano or jalapeno), cilantro, and chicken stock until it's about the consistency of cream. Excellent with roasted or grilled chicken or pork chops. Even better with a fresh pico de gallo or similar chopped salsa (radishes are good) for texture and brightness.

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          chef chicklet Mar 29, 2008 10:33 AM

          Is this served warm?

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            renz Mar 29, 2008 11:18 AM

            I think I've only served it at room temperature, although you could certainly experiment with heating it. Generally, though, it seems like anything based on avocado is best at room temp, no? I can't think of hot avocado dishes.

            I've also added minced white onions at the end for extra bite and texture, when it's wanted. You could also use a little soy sauce and water instead of chicken stock.

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              chef chicklet Mar 29, 2008 11:24 AM

              Well not normally. I'm trying for a dish I had long ago it was a cream sauce of avocado, chilies, onions, chicken broth, cilantro and cream heated through served with roasted chicken breasts. Topped with a little white cheese and cilantro. I loved it. They served it in little individual casseroles dishes for the oven. so good!

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          shivani Mar 26, 2008 02:59 PM

          cobb salad comes to mind....chicken, bleu cheese, avocado, tomatoes, hard boiled egg and greens.

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            Analisas mom Mar 26, 2008 03:21 PM

            How about chicken and avocado tostada's

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              howchow Mar 26, 2008 03:36 PM

              mexican lime soup - incredibly simple and very good. i often add hominy and dried chilis. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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                upstate girl Mar 26, 2008 06:42 PM

                Thanks all! I did a little Mexican dish with grilled chicken, quac, black beans, tomatoes, and rice.

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                  johnmlinn Mar 29, 2008 11:24 AM

                  Here's one I like: Chicken salad sandwich with an avocado, tomato, and onion salad as well. Lemon-cumin vinaigrette.

              2. Emme Mar 30, 2008 11:18 AM

                too late now, but i'd have either made a chicken tortilla soup and used the avocado as well. or, a chilled avocado soup w/ shredded chicken mixed in.
                http://www.lowcarb-recipes.net/recipes/Soup/Creamy-Mexican-Avocado-soup-with-Chicken.html
                http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/071702/fea_karin.shtml
                http://mexicanfood.about.com/b/2006/02/05/chicken-avocado-soup.htm

                Or, stuffed the chicken breasts http://www.avocado.org/recipes/view.p... but add some sundried tomatoes or normal tomatoes to the stuffing mixture.

                Or make chicken salad with avocados, shallots, orange zest, red peppers, chives, S & P, and mayo or plain yogurt.

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