Tropical Avocado Dish with Chicken and Sweet Plantains

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This tropical dish was inspired by the traditional Puertorican jibaro meal and combined with other tropical flavors.
Sweet Plantains, just like their banana cousins, have many health benefits. They are delicious and very popular in Latin American cuisine. And avocados add a nice fresh touch to any cooked meal, along with many vitamins and dietary fiber.

Avocado with chicken and plantains, latina verdeIngredients (yields two servings or 6 kids wraps)

  • 2 chicken breasts (organic if possible)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small pepper, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Goya Sazon seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Goya Adobo seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 slices white American cheese
  • 2 plantains, ripened
  • 1 medium avocado, ripened
  • 4 tablespoons sesame  seeds
  • 2 cups white rice, cooked
  • 2 cups black beans (or other),  cooked
Avocado dish
Directions
1. Season chicken with ‘adobo’ seasoning and sugar and cook in a lightly oiled pan or skillet.
2. Add onion, pepper an tomato and cook together until chicken is fully cooked.
3. Shred cooked chicken with fork and mix together with all veggies.
3. Slice plantains and cook in separate skillet with a little bit of butter until golden brown.
4. Add cooked plantains to chicken and vegetables, separate in 2 portions and place cheese on top to melt.
5. In 2 bowls make a bed with rice and beans, then place chicken mixture with cheese on top.
6. Thinly slice avocado & place on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

For a lighter and more kid-friendly alternative: place all ingredients in a whole wheat wrap, and serve warm or cool. Substitute white rice for a healthier brown rice. You can also add this wrap to your kid’s lunch box as an easy-to-eat lunch.

From our green chef Diana Vazquez. Enjoy!

Para la versión en español de esta receta vaya a Aguacate Tropical con Pollo y Plátano.

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Author:Diana Vazquez

Diana Vazquez, our green chef and contributor to Latina Verde, is the owner and head chef at El Carey Cafe in Isabela, Puerto Rico and a very proud mom of 2 boys, 16 & 12 years old. Born in New York to Dominican parents, she spent the better part of her childhood in Dominican Republic. She incorporates her experiences and influences from various cultures into her creative and healthy dishes, and uses only fresh and seasonal produce in her cooking. Aside from her culinary endeavors she shares a passion for surfing and painting.

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