Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

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Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

A few purists might contend that avocados and heat don’t mix, but they’ve clearly never tried this recipe. Chicken breasts rolled up with a layer of fresh guacamole get a flavor boost and a creamy center that plays very nicely with the lean meat. And just to wrap it all up with a bow, a lightly-spiced layer of almond flour adds a crispy crust on the outside, without any breadcrumbs or anything else gluten-or-cornmeal-related.

Adding avocado also gives you a great nutritional level up: avocados are rich in healthy fats, B vitamins, Vitamin E, magnesium, fiber, and other nutrients.

This recipe doesn’t have a really explicit Southwest-style theme, but it would be good with any kind of Mexican or Tex-Mex-inspired side dish. Or try something super simple: slice up some ripe heirloom tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and devour them on the side.

Guacamole Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 20 min.Cooking time COOK: 40 min.

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless;
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted;
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced;
  • ¼ cup fresh tomato, diced;
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice;
  • 1 garlic clove, minced;
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder;
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Ingredients for the seasoned flour

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten;
  • 1 cup almond flour;
  • 1 tbsp. paprika;
  • 1 tsp garlic powder;
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano;
  • 1 tsp. chili powder;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
Chicken preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. Pound each chicken breast thin and flat, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  3. Place the avocados in a bowl and mash with a potato masher or a fork.
  4. Add the tomato, onion, garlic, lime juice, chili powder, and cumin to the mashed avocados. Season to taste and stir until well combined.
  5. Spread an equal amount of guacamole in a thin layer over each chicken breast.
  6. Roll up each chicken breast and secure with toothpick or cooking string.
  7. Mix together almond flour, paprika, garlic, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Carefully dredge each chicken breast in beaten egg and then coat with the almond flour mixture.
  9. Place chicken in a greased baking dish, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

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