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Delicious Venezuelan Arepas filled with the best avocado chicken salad. Perfect for a quick lunch and dinner! Use it in sandwiches, arepas or by itself! Yum

Arepas Filled With Avocado Chicken Salad (Reina Pepiada)

Delicious Venezuelan Arepas filled with the best avocado chicken salad. Perfect for a quick lunch and dinner! Use it in sandwiches, arepas or by itself! Yum
Course Entree
Cuisine Latin, Venezuelan
Keyword arepas, leftover chicken, reina pepiada
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 arepas
Calories 315 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Arepas

  • 2 Cups P.A.N Cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

For Avocado Chicken Salad

  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2-3 Cups cooked chicken shredded or chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayo
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Cup slivered almonds toasted
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

For Arepas

  1. In a bowl place the water and salt. Slowly add the PAN Cornmeals and mix with your hands
  2. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, heat a skillet or griddle on medium high heat. Spray the pan with nonstick spray or rub with oil
  4. Divide dough into 6-8 portions. Roll out into balls and flatten them with your hands
  5. Cook on the griddle for 4-5 minutes on each side
  6. Remove from heat
  7. If you're making a few batches, keep the hot arepas in a warm oven until ready to use

For Avocado Chicken Salad

  1. In a bowl, place the avocado and mash with a fork, add the mayo, lemon juice, cilantro, onion powder and garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix
  2. Incorporate the chicken into the avocado and with a spoon, mix the mixture together
  3. Finally add the almonds

Assembly

  1. Cut your arepas halfway lengthwise
  2. Stuff with the chicken salad
  3. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Arepas Filled With Avocado Chicken Salad (Reina Pepiada)
Amount Per Serving (1 Arepa)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 346mg15%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.