Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

This recipe post was sponsored by Avocados From Mexico in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Often I formulate a recipe idea, and then have Cassidy help me execute it. It’s sort of how we work best. I dream and visualize. He plans and executes. Sometimes he dreams and visualizes, and I plan and execute. Somehow, it all works out.

Day after day, night after night, we set food on the table. The kids get more adventurous by the day, and sometimes, they backtrack. That’s having kids. Scarlet doesn’t like the skin on apples, but she liked them last week. I’d be upset, but this week she’s eating chicken noodle soup, Italian Wedding soup, and artichokes. Did I mention that one yet? The kids are obsessed with artichokes. Other current favorites are tiny meatballs, carrots, and eating food out of bowls made out of food.

There are so many reasons I also love eating food out of bowls made out of food. (say that three times fast) It’s because it’s pretty magical! And more importantly than that, eating such festive foods reminds me of parties. Parties make me happy.

It reminds me of school dances and weddings. Even better, it reminds me of my brother and sister’s Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. True I had my own two years later, but I was way too revved up to eat or remember the food then. For my siblings, the catering company had an entire table devoted to bite-sized foods. Pizza bagels, pigs in a blanket, mini grilled cheese bites, and pretty much anything you would want to fill your stomach with. Ever since then, I seek out the original ideas when I’m being served snacks and appetizers. At our wedding, we had a Mashtini bar! Mashed potatoes in little martini glasses for all!

There were toppings galore! Are you starving yet? I’ve got you covered here.

Pardon me for the wrong sports references but this recipe is, to put it mildly, a home run. You cannot lose with this! If you’re having a big game party, or going to a big game party, you have to bring these. My friend calls them the perfect snack. My husband calls them dinner. I call them the perfect party recipe. It needs to be mentioned that we essentially created them on a whim in the kitchen after a good friend gave me this perfect idea. I chopped while my husband scooped and sliced. He seasoned and I tasted. I tasted and he seasoned. We perfected the recipe in order to get it right for you.

I feel confident that we have.

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Why did we choose the ingredients we chose? Easy. You see, TABASCO® Sauce ingredients are marinated in wood barrels for three years before the sauce is bottled, and the sauce is made from vine-ripened, red jalapeño peppers over a pecan wood fire. It’s the perfect addition to your Big Game food spread. Also, every bottle is made from hand-picked, ripened red tabasco peppers, vinegar and salt – giving it a taste like no other. TABASCO® Sauce is made with those 3 simple ingredients.

It’s versatile, delicious, and will liven up almost any recipe or dish!

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

Yield: 4 Servings

Spicy Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

Ingredients

  1. 2-3 avocados
  2. 2 tablespoons TABASCO® Sauce
  3. 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  4. 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  5. 1 garlic clove, minced
  6. 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  7. 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  11. 1/2 cup sour cream
  12. 2-3 tablespoons Balsamic
  13. 1/2 cup Parmesan

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat grill or skillet to medium high heat and rub chicken with olive oil and seasonings
  • 2. Grill on each side for 2-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through
  • 3. Chop chicken and set aside
  • 4. Scoop out avocado halves and leave about two inches of flesh inside
  • 5. Slice the avocado you scooped out
  • 6. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, avocado slices, red peppers, strawberries, pecans, salt, pepper, paprika, Balsamic and sour cream
  • 7. Toss well to combine
  • 8. Scoop the mixture onto the avocado halves
  • 9. Top with TABASCO® Sauce and serve
  • 10. Enjoy!
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Doesn’t it look delicious? It is! It was so much better than I even imagined, and I imagined it as pretty great. I love that it takes simple ingredients and makes you feel GREAT. You can use mayo in place of sour cream, but I tend to skip mayo if I can. The combination of flavors is out of this world. I really encourage you to make this versatile dish for your Big Game party, or on any weeknight or weekend. I know I will make it many times over. Handheld snacks are my very favorite dish!

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Follow Along with Avocados From Mexico for Big Game Day recipes on their Website and their Game Day Pinterest Board! Looking for other amazing Game Day Avocados From Mexico recipe ideas? Check these out:

Delicious Everyday’s – Sweet & Spicy Avocado Egg Rolls
Kleinworth Co’s – Slow Cooker Beef Tacos
bell’alimento’s – Crispy Baked Avocado Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce
The Wicked Noodle’s – Chorizo Potato Tacos

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Holidays With Hatfield: Bacon Cornbread and Pork Holiday Sliders

This post is sponsored by Hatfield and SheKnows Media.

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Picture this: A holiday party. You’re either hosting or supposed to bring an easy dish or two.

How about EASY and DELICIOUS buttery and bacon-topped cornbread and/or Pork Sliders filled to the brim with cranberry sauce/mustard. People at the party will say, “I MUST have this recipe.” Or “This must have taken you HOURS to make!” And you can smile and share your recipe. I’ll make it easy for you by sharing them here! Party passers are my favorite types of recipes and while both of my recipes would be excellent dishes for it, you can also enjoy them with a sit down dinner.

(Look at the cheese oozing out:)

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(Look at the cranberry goodness oozing out:)

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Hatfield has launched new flavors of dry rub seasoned pork tenderloins and loin filets and they are SO GOOD. For my sliders recipe, I used Cracked Black Pepper, but they will all work well. The thing is, it was time to reimagine our holiday meals. We have our go-to recipes and they’re fun but enough is enough. We go to the same parties every year – we can’t serve the same dishes. That’s boring! It was time for new dishes and new flavors using Hatfield Pork Tenderloin and their Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon. Two exciting new dishes.

When I cook around the holidays, it’s always a mix of friends and family walking in and out. I love that. I love that our house is a place people like to visit – with its ski lodge vibe and the amazing smells of Hatfield products! And I love the simplicity. These are easy, delicious, stress-free, hassle-free, delicious-smelling, make-ahead meals. I’m a big fan of simple meal solutions for the holiday season. And the recipes are kid-friendly and picky-eater approved by both of my kids!

Cornbread With Thick Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon

Cornbread With Thick Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 pound Hatfield Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon, diced
  2. 1.5 cups cornmeal
  3. 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 4 tablespoons butter
  8. 1.75 cups fresh buttermilk
  9. 3 eggs
  10. 4 ounces (1/2 a block) of sharp cheddar, grated

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375
  • 2. Heat your Hatfield Bacon in a skillet over medium until the fat renders and the bacon is crispy
  • 3. Remove it with a slotted spoon (so no grease escapes) and set it aside
  • 4. Meanwhile, mix together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt
  • 5. Melt half the butter in the microwave and stir it into the batter
  • 6. Add the buttermilk and eggs
  • 7. Lastly, fold in the crispy bacon and cheddar cheese
  • 8. Keep some bacon for the top - you'll want most in the batter and some on top too
  • 9. Add the rest of the butter to the skillet and melt it into the bacon fat
  • 10. Pour the batter into the skillet and spread it evenly
  • 11. Sprinkle the remaining butter and cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes
  • 12. Let it cool and enjoy!
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For my second recipe for Pork Holiday Sliders, it only takes about 35 minutes of cooking time. To serve four, you’ll need a Hatfield Dry Rub Seasoned Pork Tenderloin. (we used Cracked Black Pepper) Preheat your oven to 400 and place tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan. Cover it with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a cutting board to let it rest.

Meanwhile, toast or grill snowflake rolls for the buns. Spread them with cranberry sauce and then top with sliced pork loin. You can add pickled onions as well, or try some with salsa verde. Toasted, yummy, flavorful sliders. So simple and tasty!

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My recipes work for busy weeknights, on-the-go meals, travel, and gatherings with friends and family. There are a million ways to use Hatfield, and we love that their products are American made, ethically raised on family farms, and have no hormones/steroids added.

Want more info? Check out Hatfield’s official website here. Wondering where to buy? Check out the store locator here. You don’t want to miss the recipe channel here, or the list of products here!

There’s so much to love about Hatfield. The uncured bacon and ham are gluten free, and contain no nitrates or nitrites. Hatfield is one of Pennsylvania’s heritage brands, and all of their products are all about keeping things delicious, simple and stress free in the kitchen. Mealtime is family time – no matter where that meal takes place.

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