Is it me, or were avocados not around when we were kids? Now they’re a staple in my grocery cart every week. What’s more, my kids love them, too! Obvious avocado meals are avocado toast and guacamole, but chicken avocado sandwiches for dinner are a family favorite around here, too.
**Before I continue, I’m not a food blogger and I know it. Organizing and planning are my jam. Monthly meal planning falls into that category, so I share some favorite recipes that appear in my meal plans. Maybe one day I’ll learn more about the art of food photography, but for today, I’m just sharing some favorite meals, so excuse the imperfections.**
Chicken avocado sandwiches are delicious, filling and healthy. They’re also quick to make and easy to eat. They even travel well if you need to have dinner on the run (I’m looking at you, baseball season). Plus, they’re perfect for a summer evening when no one (me) wants to stand over a hot stove. They can be served on a sandwich, in a wrap, or on top of a salad.
I usually start with pre-cooked shredded chicken when I make this recipe. I’ll either purchase a rotisserie chicken or cook a whole chicken myself for dinner one night, then pick the extra meat off the chicken and use it for the chicken avocado sandwiches.
Chicken Avocado Sandwiches
- 2-3 Cups Cooked, shredded chicken
- 2 Avocados, peeled and mashed
- 1 Tbsp Lime juice
- 1 Small onion, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine mashed avocados, salt, pepper, onion and lime juice in a bowl.
- Add shredded chicken and mix thoroughly.
- Serve on kaiser rolls, wraps, or on top of a salad.
And that’s it! While I included quantities and amounts as a guideline, this isn’t a picky recipe. You can adjust the avocados, onion, or chicken depending on what you’ve got on hand. The raw onions add a nice crunch and flavor, but if you have little ones that are picky you can chop your onion extra finely, use less onion, or both. My 5-year-old is picky, but she likes onions in this meal.
The avocado mixture will brown if left out, so eat it quickly if that bothers you or add more lime juice if you’re not going to eat it right away.
Avocados are healthy and delicious, and now you can have them for dinner. If you try this recipe, leave a comment below and let me know what you think!