Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mango Chicken Avocado Cups


So my hubs has been on a paleo kick lately out of the blue and this recipe came from a place to serve his needs and my own lower calorie ones at the same time...

It was a hit with the whole family, so much so that I made it twice within a week. Which is unheard of around our place!


Mango Chicken Avocado Cups

(adapted from this recipe at The Paleo Mom blog)

Serves 4

The Stuff:

Crockpot shredded chicken
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts or approx 1 lbs (or 1 pound leftover chicken, shredded)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed or diced finely
  • 1 orange, halved and juiced
  • 1 lemon, halved and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
Mango salsa
  • 1 mango, diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Avocado cups
  • 2 avocados, halved and pitted
What you do:
In a small bowl, mix the garlic, orange juice, lemon juice, and oregano. Divide in half for later use. In a crockpot, combine the chicken with half the juice mixture, oregano, salt, and pepper on low heat for 8 hours. I also add in the rind halves of the orange and lemon for flavor.

After 8 hours, drain the chicken most of the way then shred using two forks. Top with the remaining juice mixture and toss.

For the mango salsa- In another bowl, combine the diced mango, lime juice, andd cilantro. Chill until ready for use.

On your presentation platter, arrange the 4 avocado halves. (I cut a thin slice off the back to allow for them to sit flat) Top with the chicken and then the mango salsa. Serve and enjoy :)



Nutrition Stats

Per serving

Cals- 305
Carbs- 18g
Fat- 18g
Prot- 23g
Fiber- 8g
Sodium- 258mg