Chicken With Avocado and Almonds

Recipe for Chicken With Avocado and Almonds
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


1/2 cup slivered almonds
3 to 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
3 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
2 cups chicken broth
2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
2 medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large casserole with a lid.

Spread almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.

Put chicken, zucchini, and chestnuts into prepared casserole and set aside.

In a pan over medium heat, warm broth. Add bouillon cubes and stir to dissolve.

In another pan over low heat, melt butter. Add flour and whisk to combine, cooking for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly add chicken broth, stirring constantly, and cook until sauce is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour sauce over ingredients in casserole. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and return to the oven, uncovered, to bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese melts. Arrange avocado slices on top of casserole. Sprinkle with almonds.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

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I am not a fan of avocado tho

I am not a fan of avocado tho knowing how healthy they are I am always looking for new ways to use them. This chicken/avocado recipe looks good & I am thinking abt trying it tho I try to stay away from flour & grain based foods. So I am wondering if you have any suggestions for a replacement?? I see the flour is for a thickening/sauce agent-any other ideas? I will most likely try recipe as is, so thanks for that, tho curious abt alterations. Thanks again.

Hi, Rebecca. You could try

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Hi, Rebecca. You could try replacing the all-purpose flour with rice flour. Let us know how it works out! Bon appetit! 

This Chicken W/Avocado and

This Chicken W/Avocado and Almonds is to die for! Sooooo good! I will make this again and again. I am sharing this with my daughter tonight!
Thank You for a great recipe!