Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado

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Stuffed avocados are great for everyone with a busy lifestyle. They are nutritious, low in carbs and ready in just a few minutes! I included several recipes with stuffed avocados in the KetoDiet App, the KetoDiet Cookbook and there are more on my blog. Which stuffing is your favourite? :-)

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Nutritional values (per serving)

5.4 grams 11 grams 34.5 grams 50.6 grams 8.8 grams 638 calories
Total Carbs16.4grams
Fiber11grams
Net Carbs5.4grams
Protein34.5grams
Fat50.6grams
of which Saturated8.8grams
Calories638kcal
Magnesium78mg (19% RDA)
Potassium1036mg (52% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4%), protein (22%), fat (74%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 extra large or 2 medium avocados, seed removed (300 g / 10.6 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken, cooked (210 g / 7.4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (you can make your own) (58 g / 2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp sour cream or cream cheese or more mayo for dairy-free (24 g / 0.8 oz)
  • 1 tsp thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste (I used pink Himalayan)

Notes: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

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Instructions

  1. Cut or shred the cooked chicken into small pieces. Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
  2. Add the mayo, sour cream, thyme, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper... Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
  3. ... lemon juice and season with salt to taste. Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
  4. Combine well. Scoop the middle of the avocado out leaving 1/2 - 1 inch of the avocado flesh. Cut the scooped avocado into small pieces. Place the chopped avocado into the bowl with the chicken and mix until well combined. Fill each avocado half with the chicken & avocado mixture and enjoy! Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (13)

Since I can't eat avocado, I was going to just sub another vegetable to eat the chicken with, but I realized that the nutrition numbers won't be the same.  Do you know what the nutritional information is for one serving without the avocado?

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Hi Beth, that would be a big change but I suppose you can serve it on top of lettuce or other greens. If you have our app, you can find this meal in the KetoDiet Blog or in the Custom Meals. From there you can clone the meal and then add or remove any ingredients to see the impact on the nutrition facts. I hope this helps!

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Really delicious!!

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Can I sub out the chicken for shrimp? If so how much?

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Yes, you definitely can - shrimp has similar nutrition facts and would work great in this recipe! 😊

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Awesome!  I felt the thyme was a bit too much, but otherwise it was really good.  I'll probably cut down on the thyme by half next time. I'm also playing around with a BBQ version of this.

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Thank you Darryn, I'm glad you liked it!

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Do the carbs in this recipe come from the cream cheese?

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Yes and also the avocado and spices.

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Absolutely loved this!!! Quick easy and really tasty!!

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Thank you Jane!!

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This recipe was great!  I was worried that it was going to be too spicy, but it was not spicy at all. The flavor was really good!  I used 1 large can of cooked chicken since that was all I had on hand and it turned out delicious!  I will definitely make this again on days I don't really feel like cooking! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! 😊

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