California Avocado Garden Stir-fry

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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22 g
Total Fat
83 g
Total Carbs
26 g
35 mg


Serves: 4
1 1/2  Tbsp.  prepared low-sodium balsamic dressing
tsp.  dried tarragon leaves crushed, divided
1/2  lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
Tbsp.  canola oil
  leeks, white part only, thinly sliced and made into rings
  cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  Japanese eggplants, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  (8-oz.) package crimini mushrooms, sliced
  red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips and halved
  orange bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips and halved
1/2  tsp.  salt
1/2  tsp.  ground black pepper
1/2  tsp.  Red pepper flakes
cup  broccoli florets
1/4  lb.  pea pods, ends trimmed
Tbsp.  honey
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
cups  cooked brown rice

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. In a medium bowl, combine salad dressing and 1 tsp. tarragon. Add chicken, stirring to coat. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a 12-inch skillet with cover over high heat until hot. Add chicken and stir-fry until no longer pink inside. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, heat oil until hot. Add leeks and garlic. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add eggplant, mushrooms and bell peppers. Season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and 1/2 tsp. tarragon. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Cover and steam for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in broccoli, pea pods, honey and remaining 1/2 tsp. tarragon. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. 
  5. Stir in avocados and cooked chicken.
  6. Serve over brown rice.

Tip: Crimini mushrooms also can be found at grocery stores under the name baby bellas or browns.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 600
Total Fat 22 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Total Carbs 83 g
Dietary Fiber 23 g
Total Sugar 22 g
Protein 26 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Potassium 1893 mg

Vitamin A 2273 (IU); Vitamin C 90 mg; Calcium 125 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 216 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.6 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 45%; Vitamin C 150%; Calcium 15%; Iron 25%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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