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These super easy Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados are a delicious low carb meal, but fabulous for anyone who loves avocados and Tex-Mex cuisine. This recipe and many more are from Carolyn Ketchum’s newly released cookbook, Easy Keto Dinners (affiliate link) flavorful low-carb meals for any night of the week! I was given a copy to review, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Always plentiful at our house, avocados are one of my favorite ingredients to add to salads, sandwiches, and dips. But used as a vessel for chicken salad was novel and absolutely irresistible.

Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocado half on a white plate with a red handled fork

Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados

Life is a little chaotic at Chez Skinny Chick right now. Our kitchen has been completely gutted and hammering noises are a constant.

Plastic visqueen is “supposed to” keep the dust at bay, but I have plenty of evidence to contradict that! Thank goodness for easy, no oven needed dishes like these Southwestern chicken stuffed avocados!

I do have a little confession, plus an apology to offer my friend Carolyn, who is the cookbook author who shared her terrific new cookbook and recipes with me. In a whirlwind weekend of packing up our kitchen, this cookbook which I planned to place in a very secure spot, disappeared. I’m certain it has joined all the other odds and ends in a random cardboard box in our basement. Sigh.

I reviewed The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen last year after making Carolyn’s tasty Baked Denver Omelet. And once again I have a giveaway so one of my lucky readers can receive their own copy of her latest publication! Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter.

Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados topped with cheddar cheese on a white plate resting on a cookbook

Easy Keto Dinner or Lunch

Thank goodness, I had made this fabulous stuffed avocado recipe before misplacing the cookbook, as well as for a kind blogger friend who sent me a photo of the recipe so you wouldn’t miss out!

Fabulous for a comforting dinner, I ate a half an avocado for four lunches in a row. Filling and utterly delicious, it was a wonderful change of pace from my usual fare. P.S. I found the cookbook on a shelf in our overflow pantry. Whew.

Find Carolyn and more of her fabulous recipes on her blog, All Day I Dream about Food. Make sure to pop over to Amazon (link at the top of the page), to check out Easy Keto Dinners as well as entering my cookbook giveaway (now closed)!

Two Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados halves on a square white plate with lime wedges

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Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados - Delicious, low-carb convenience food

Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados

Delicious, low-carb stuffed avocado with Southwest twist!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4


  • 2 medium avocados
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, optional


Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Using a spoon, scoop out some of the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick wall inside the skin. Brush each avocado half with the lime juice and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, mayonnaise, remaining lime juice, cilantro, and chipotle powder until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently fold in the diced tomatoes.

Divide the chicken salad among the avocado halves and sprinkle with cheddar cheese, if desired.


Recipe courtesty of Carolyn Ketchum from her cookbook, Easy Keto Dinners.

Reserve excess avocado for another use.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 34g


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19 comments on “Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Avocados”

  1. I love avocados! But they are very expensive over here. I would love to try stuffing them with chicken! Sounds really delish.

  2. The infamous dust! We lived in it for nearly 6 months during our renovation, everything was gritty. I swear, I felt like I was eating the stuff at times! One day, about halfway through the ordeal, it was so thick in the dining room that I wrote “DUST” on the hardwood floor with my finger. The contactor took it as a hint and had his cleaning crew come by. That was the only nice thing he did for us. 
    The wierd thing about construction dust is that it settles into unassuming spots and slowly releases over time. Make sure you have a good cleaning service for 6-8 months afterward, otherwise it’ll make you crazy!
    Although I could never go totally keto (I like wine too much), I too have been consuming less carbs. This dish looks scrumptious and filling. Avocado is one of my all time favourites, it’s particularly good with the southwest flavours. I’ve made a similar but retro dish stuffed with salad shrimp, I cannot wait to try this tasty version. Best of luck with the dust!

  3. Low carbs, lean protein and healthy fat…this is exactly what I love for my dinner :-))

  4. It looks pretty and elegant too:@)

  5. these look delicious liz I am a huge avocado lover! thanks!

  6. Oh, I haven’t made any stuffed avocados for a long while, so thank you for this beautiful reminder. Stuffed avocados are such a delicious and elegant dish, and this combo of chicken and cilantro is spot on.

  7. Kitchen renovations are the worst. Been there, done that, tee shirt etc etc. It’s SO worth it, though. We’ll want pictures! Anyway, this looks lovely — and such a great thing to make when you don’t have access to a full kitchen. Thanks!

  8. Looks delicious, Liz! I know several people on the Keto diet, all with good results. I like your new blog layout and looks, nice and clean and easy to navigate!

  9. I don’t know how you are doing it, though I would do it again in a heartbeat! Avocados are perfect for just about any meal and that cookbook sounds great! I think I see a lot of avocados in your near future!

  10. This is a must try for me Liz – thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. And as for the dust, I’m now having flashbacks to our kitchen renovation. I thought it was a nightmare and there was no way to close off our kitchen. I don’t think I can ever get rid of all the dust. I could never be one of those house flippers or one to renovate old houses – just hate the mess too much! Thinking of you through this process 🙁

  11. I love Watermelon Feta Salad during the summerm months.

  12. What a delicious meal all in one – I love it! Plus it’s so healthy. I much prefer quick meals like this especially when the heat and humidity are soaring outdoors. Great recipe and easy enough to toss together for lunch or for a quick no fuss dinner.

  13. Swimsuit season is coming up far too quickly and these delicious avocados are just what I need to reset. 🙂

  14. Sending you patience that the construction project is done soon. We are loving these keto southwestern chicken stuffed avocados. We just bought a bag of avocados at the market yesterday and can’t wait to try this recipe. Wishing you a very special Mother’s Day weekend! Take Care

  15. Wow, changes on the blog too, nice. Hope you get your kitchen soon! This recipe looks great. Love avocados too! Would be fun to grill the avocado quick before serving too.

  16. This is going to be a pleasant change from my Avocado and Egg Toast. Avocado prices fluctuate from one extreme to the other but I won’t let that stop me from making this. Happy Mother’s Day!

  17. I could honestly eat these every day for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. I love everything about them! 

  18. One of our favorite treats is fat head pizza we only have it about once a month but it’s so good.

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