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Chicken Salad-Stuffed Arepas

The Latin Kitchen

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  • Serves

    6

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • ½ L (120 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup (120 ml) small sweet peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 warm arepas

Directions

  1. Place chicken and chicken stock in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook for 35-45 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Remove chicken from the stock and discard the stock.
  4. Using two forks, shred chicken into small strands.
  5. Cover chicken and refrigerate until cool.
  6. Once cool, remove from fridge and mash together with avocado, lime juice, cilantro, parsley, sweet peppers, red onion and green onions.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Warm arepas and cut in half horizontally.
  9. Spoon chicken salad into the arepas, and serve immediately. Serve with arepas (see recipe).
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