This is a recipe that I hope gets passed down. Everyone seems to like it. We make it as a main dish when I make it with chicken. We also make it a side when omitting the chicken. We will then have grilled chicken with it.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Scoop out some of the flesh in the center of each avocado; place into mixing bowl. Add chicken, cream cheese, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; mix well to combine. Scoop spoonfuls of chicken mixture into the wells of each avocado; top each with generous amount of Parmesan cheese. Place avocado halves, face-up, in muffin cups to stabilize.

  • Bake avocados in preheated oven until cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 6 ounces crab meat (drained well if using canned meat) for the chicken; along with 1 tablespoon of scallions.

Leftover mixture can be added to hollowed out tomatoes or peppers and cooked in the same way.

Cooking time and flavor will vary depending on how chicken is cooked (grilled, broiled, or stewed).

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; 25.2 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 233 mg sodium. 9.4 g carbohydrates; 20.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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323 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 221
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
I made this as is and it was awesome. I also made another batch and added fresh cilantro chopped poblano shredded cheddar and garlic. It was so tasty and delicious! And so quick and easy. I used the leftover stuffing to make quesadillas with more cheese added of course. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
The taste of the chicken avocado mixture baked was fantastic! Two problems I encountered: 1. This might fit into 8 avocado halves but it is not 8 servings! My family of 5 was still hungry after finishing this off! This recipe might feed 3 people well. 2. The avocado shells had an odd smell after being baked in the oven. This recipe might have been better with the chicken avocado mixture baked in a baking dish instead. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
EASY and TASTY! Husband loved it! I did as was suggested and put the overflow of chicken mixture into a carved out tomato and both the tomato and avocado were fantastic. I also used mozzarella cheese instead of parmesan because that's what I had on hand. I would have preferred to heated it longer in the oven... but it still tasted great. We will repeat this fast and easy dish for sure. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
To make on a cookie sheet simply slice a half dollar sized circle on the bottom of the avocado skin on the bottom to keep them in place! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family really enjoyed this meal. I made some omission/substitutions. My ingredient list: 1 precooked rotisserie chicken (skin removed & deboned). 1 can no salt added diced tomatoes drained (that s what I had on hand). 4oz cream cheese. Colby jack cheese (that s what I had on hand). I omitted ALL seasonings for dietary reasons. I completely shelled the avacodos & used the skins as bowls. Like others i added cheese AFTER baking stuffed avacodos for 10mins. Then topped with cheese & broiled for 5mins. There was still ALOT of mixture left & will probably use in red bell peppers tomorrow. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I had eaten baked avocados at a local Mexican restaurant and fell in love with them. I came across this recipe and hoped it would compare. RICH CREAMY SATISFYING dish. I did bake them in the avocado shell with the shells nestled in muffin tray. The next day I had some left over and they looked a little dry so I spread a dollop of french onion dip. Oh my this really kicked it up a notch! I think next time I make these I will add some of the french onion dip and cilantro as well. Finally this fits into a low carb/keto diet with fat 25.2 protein 20.1 and carbs at 9.4. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were great! I made as written and they came out perfectly. I was very much impressed with how green the avocado stayed even after baking. You could put any type of chicken mixture you wanted in these to suit your taste. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe easy to make. Would definitely recommend it. It's also great for a make ahead meal but you should either take out of the fridge early or bake it a little longer to get it hot after it's been in the fridge a while. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved it!!! I added some garlic powder about half a teaspoon and it really enhanced the flavor of the avocado. Read More