California Avocado Stuffed Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Serves: 4

Chicken Salad (recipe follows) 1 Fresh California Avocado, thinly sliced 4 ciabatta buns Chicken Salad (Yield: 2 cups) 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken thigh 1 celery stalk, finely diced 1/4 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 bunch fresh tarragon, chopped As needed Salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Salad:

  1. Season the chicken breast and thigh with salt and pepper. Roast in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the ciabatta buns in half horizontally, and place on a heated grill to toast.
  3. When chicken is cool, dice into ¼” cubes and place in a bowl. Add the remaining chicken salad ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To Assemble:

  1. Line a 6 oz. bowl or mold with plastic wrap. Layer ¼ of the avocado slices in the mold. Fill with ½ cup of the chicken salad. Invert bowl contents onto the bottom half of one of the grilled ciabatta buns. Cover with the top half of the ciabatta bun. Repeat with remaining avocado slices and chicken salad to make 4 sandwiches total. Serve.

*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.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

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


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