I don’t really cook. When I venture into the kitchen, my go to tends to be baking. Scones, cakes, muffins…I can do that!
However, when it comes to cooking, I balk. I was really happy to be able to participate in a Mexican Avocado cooking project!
I decided to seize the bull by the horns and create my own dish.
Before this experience, I didn’t realize how versatile and easy avocados can are to cook with! You can put them in salads, cook them, mash them into guacamole or just peel and eat them the way they are. They are also incredibly healthy for you. Avocados contain almost 20 vitamins and minerals, and can actually help lower LDL cholesterol in other foods.
Here’s what I decided to make!
4 boneless chicken breasts
3 avocados from Mexico
8 strips of bacon
2 cloves of fresh garlic
1 red onion
2 tsp of fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp of salt
the juice from half a lime
1. Slice, peel and pit your avocados. Make sure that your avocados are ripe! They should be slightly squishy when you squeeze them. Slice them into small pieces. With a fork, mash the avocados until it has formed a paste.
2. In a bowl, dice up the onion and tomato. Mince the garlic, and add to the bowl. Add salt, pepper and lime juice. Pour this mixture into your bowl of avocados. Mix until well combined.
3. On a cutting board, pound the chicken breasts until thin. Spoon the mixture onto the edge of a chicken breast. Roll the chicken breast tightly into a roll. Wrap each chicken breast with 2 pieces of bacon. Place in baking dish. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes.
That’s it! You have a fast and easy meal that looks gourmet! My family really enjoyed this dinner. If I could make one change, I would add cheese!
What would you make with Mexican avocados? To find out more about avocados, or to find more recipes, click here!