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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!

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Serving size 1 medium avocado

Allergy information for Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free


  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or egg-free.
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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 medium avocado)

Net carbs5.6 grams
Protein34.5 grams
Fat50.6 grams
Calories639 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 22%, fat 74%

Total carbs16.6 gramsFiber11 gramsSugars2 gramsSaturated fat8.6 gramsSodium437 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium78 mg(19% RDA)Potassium1,034 mg(52% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 2 medium avocados or 1 extra large avocado, seed removed (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken (210 g/ 7.4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup paleo mayonnaise or creme fraiche (58 g/ 2 oz) - you can make your own
  • 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


  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 and cayenne pepper. Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
  3. Add 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 to 1 inch of the avocado flesh. Cut the scooped avocado into small pieces.
  5. Place the chopped avocado into the bowl with the chicken and mix until well combined. Fill each avocado half with the chicken & avocado mixture.
  6. Eat immediately or store in the fridge for up to a day. The chicken filling can be stored in the fridge in a sealed jar for up to 3 days. Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 medium avocado)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Avocado, fresh
2.7 g3 g22 g240 kcal
Chicken breast, cooked, boiled
0 g30.4 g3.2 g159 kcal
0.2 g0.3 g22.8 g204 kcal
Cream, sour
0.6 g0.3 g2.3 g24 kcal
Thyme, dried
0.2 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.2 g0.2 g0.1 g3 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.4 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.5 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Pepper, cayenne, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.8 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 medium avocado
5.6 g34.5 g50.6 g639 kcal

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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?


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!


Really delicious!!


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


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


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.


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


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


Yes and also the avocado and spices.


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


Thank you Jane!!


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!


Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! 😊