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Chicken Tinga Stuffed Avocados

May 23, 2016
love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger chicken tinga stuffed avocados

Urban Rio makes the best stuffed avocados.  Honestly, they have the best of many things, but the chicken tinga stuffed avocados are a recent favorite. The smoky chipotle avocado mixed with the spice from the chicken tinga are an excellent combination.

I am a huge fan of easy, delicious recipes, so I wanted to try to recreate this signature dish at home using my crock pot.  Saturday night, I made these for a couple of friends.  Well, it did not dissapoint.  This will be a new favorite in our house hold and it is really easy to make!

My version of Urban Rio’s chicken tinga stuffed avocados:

love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger chicken tinga stuffed avocados

Ingredients

4 Avocados

1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder

3 Tbl olive oil

1 Tbl lime juice

Queso blanco (store bought or homemade)

Pico de Gallo

Salsa

For Chicken Tinga (I tweaked this recipe from Slow Cooker Gourmet)

1-1.25 lb chicken breasts

2 Roma tomatoes chopped

1/2 C. tomatillo sauce (green salsa)

1 Tbl. adobo sauce (from chipotle peppers can)

1/4 C. chopped onions

1 bay leaf

Salt, pepper, and minced garlic

Steps

Chicken Tinga: Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic to taste.  Place chicken, tomatoes, salsa, adobo sauce, onion, and bay leaf in slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.  Pull apart chicken and tomatoes (should easily shred just by mixing).

Avocados: Mix olive oil, lime juice, and chipotle powder together in small bowl.  Cut avocado in half and remove seed.  Brush lightly with chipotle mix.  Place on grill (cut side down) for 2-3 minutes.

love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger chicken tinga stuffed avocados

Carefully remove avocado from shell and place 2 halves on each plate. Top with chicken tinga, salsa, queso blanco, pico de gallo, and cilantro. Serve with black beans and rice (and sangria if you’re feeling extra festive).

love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger chicken tinga stuffed avocados

Let me know if you try it!  Leave a comment below. I love to hear from you. 

love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger chicken tinga stuffed avocados

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  • candy May 23, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Sounds delicious and plus since it is a slow cooker meal.

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 6:21 am

      Slow cookers are the best!

  • Chelsea May 24, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Oh my goodness. This is so yummy! I’m a college student and I work, so i don’t have much time to cook. The slow cooker definitely helps!

    Chelsea | http://coffeewithchels.com

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 6:21 am

      You could totally make these and impress your roommates/friends. 🙂

  • Rebecca Hicks May 24, 2016 at 7:28 am

    That looks amazing! I’ll have to try it out.. I love anything that looks this good and involves a slow cooker 😉

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Right? Slow cookers are the best (especially at the end of the school year!)

  • Heather with WELLFITandFED May 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

    This seems like a pretty straight forward recipe that looks complicated on the plate. I love recipes like that. Very impressive to guests!

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      My favorite kinds of recipes for sure!!

  • Chrissy May 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Mmh, this not only sounds but looks very delicious and mouth watering! We love avocados, so this is perfect! Pinning right now – thank you!

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Avocado recipes are so good! You won’t be disappointed!

  • Elise May 24, 2016 at 11:19 am

    This looks so delicious! I am always up for trying new recipes. I can’t wait to try this one out!

    – Elise
    http://www.prettyandfun.com

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Yes! So so good!

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health May 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    this sounds delicious!!!!! i have never had anything stuffed with avocados, needs to change that.

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Yes! I can’t wait to try new stuffed avocado recipes.

  • Kristen May 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    wow, this looks amazing! I’ve never stuffed avocados before, but you totally convinced me!

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      You will love it (assuming you love avocados!). 🙂

  • Neely (@Neelykins) May 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    The husband would love this!

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Mine did! Our guy friend did too. Totally a chick meal that guys love!

  • linda spiker May 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I love all things avocado!

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Me too! One of my favorite foods for sure.

  • Morgan May 24, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    mmm love chicken tinga!

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Me too!! It was my first time making it and it was great!

  • Melissa Chee May 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    This looks delicious!

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂

  • Whitney S. May 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    This definitely looks like something that my husband would love!!

    • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      I hope you both enjoy it!

  • Jenn May 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I’m really digging this recipe! Quick and easy recipes are super important in our family since we are always running out of time! I will have to try this, thanks so much for sharing!

  • Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy May 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I love this idea! So creative!!

  • Heather Davis May 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I love the idea of stuffed avocados!

    • Jessica May 25, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      They are so delicious!

  • Matt @ Plating Pixels May 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Yum! Love Mexican food and this sounds like a healthy option!

    • Jessica May 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Much healthier without the queso blanco. 😉 Haha.

  • Amanda May 26, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Wow these look so amazing! I love your photography and can’t wait to try this recipe!!
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Amanda – TheFashionToFollow.com

    • Jessica May 26, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda! That means a ton!!

  • GiGi Eats May 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

    OMG! STOP IT! Just stop it! This is insane. Insanely AWESOME! Pinning the CRAP out of this! LOL!

    • Jessica May 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      lol! Thank you! You are amazing 🙂