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Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt

# Title: Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt

This **Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt** is a sandwich filled with juicy chicken, zesty chipotle mayo dressing, and smooth avocado. The bread is toasted with butter for a crunchy and delightful exterior.

If you’re a fan of toasted sandwiches, you’ll also enjoy trying the Turkey Melt or Turkey Panini.

## Recipe Details

When the sandwich craving hits, this Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt is a flavorful and satisfying choice. It’s a straightforward recipe with a chipotle spread that can be prepared in advance.

– **Taste:** The chipotles in the mayo spread bring a spicy, smoky flavor complemented by the chili powder. The combination of rich cheese and cool avocado balances the heat.
– **Texture:** Tender chicken, creamy avocado, and velvety chipotle sauce make this melt extremely enjoyable. The butter-toasted bread adds a crispy texture.
– **Preparation Time:** Approximately 20 minutes.
– **Ease:** This recipe is simple, using common ingredients you likely already have on hand.

## What You’ll Need

![Ingredients for Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt](https://simplyhomecooked.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/chipotle-chicken-avocado-melt-recipe-4.jpg)

### Ingredient Notes

– **Chicken:** Options include shredded chicken breast, rotisserie chicken, or canned chicken.
– **Bread:** Ciabatta bread is recommended for its sturdy nature that holds the fillings without falling apart.
– **Cheese:** Colby jack cheese melts well and adds great flavor.
– **Chipotle Peppers:** These peppers provide a spicy, smoky, and slightly sweet taste.
– **Avocado:** Choose avocados that are ripe but not too soft.

## Add-ins and Substitutions

– **Cheese:** Gouda, pepper jack, mozzarella, or cheddar can be used as alternatives.
– **Peppadew Peppers:** Substitute chipotles with these sweet and spicy peppers, or use roasted red peppers.
– **Bread:** Focaccia, Sourdough, Rustic Bread, or your preferred bread can replace ciabatta.
– **Meat:** Turkey, ham, or roast beef can be used instead of chicken, spreading the chipotle mayo on the bread.

## How to Make Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt

1. **Blend the spread ingredients:** Combine mayo, chipotle peppers, salt, garlic powder, and chili powder in a food processor until smooth.
2. **Mix mayo mixture with chicken:** Add the chipotle mayo to shredded chicken and mix thoroughly.

![Steps to make Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt](https://simplyhomecooked.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/chipotle-chicken-avocado-melt-recipe.jpg)

1. **Spread the chicken on the bread:** Evenly distribute the chicken mixture on half of the bread slices.
2. **Add avocado and cheese:** Place sliced avocado and shredded Colby jack cheese on top.
3. **Top with bread:** Place the remaining bread slices on top (mayo side down).

1. **Melt butter in a pan:** Heat butter in a pan over medium-high heat.
2. **Toast the sandwich:** Toast the chipotle chicken sandwich for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve hot.

**Pro Tip:** Wait for the butter to melt and sizzle before adding the sandwich to achieve a toasty finish without excess greasiness.

Enjoy this crispy, creamy, and flavorful Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt!Toast until it reaches a golden brown color- This signifies that you have achieved a crispy, crunchy outer layer for a delightful melt.

FAQs

Why is heating an avocado not recommended?

When heated, avocados can develop a bitter taste. To avoid this, in recipes like the Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt, we pair avocado with chipotle chicken and colby jack cheese.

How much protein does the chipotle chicken avocado melt contain?

A serving of the Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt provides 33 grams of protein.

Close up of Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt.

Serving Suggestions

This simple Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt recipe combines spicy, smoky, and creamy flavors. It pairs well with a variety of sides such as vegetables, fries, salads, and soups.

  • Fries: Enjoy this melt with Crispy Air Fryer French Fries, Air Fryer Potato Wedges, The BEST Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries, Air Fryer Zucchini Fries.
  • Vegetables: Serve it alongside Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sauteed Garlic Asparagus, or Air Fryer Green Beans.
  • Salads: Pair this Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt with a Cucumber Radish Salad, Spinach Salad, Broccoli Cranberry Salad, or Broccoli Salad With Bacon and Cheese.
  • Soups: It complements dishes like Potato Leek Soup, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, or Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Preparing Ahead

Preparation ahead: Make the chipotle mayo spread in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the melt.

Storage: Wrap the Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt in plastic wrap or keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop, or enjoy it cold.

Freezing: Freezing this sandwich is not recommended as it may become mushy upon thawing and the spread might lose its texture.

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Complete Recipe Instructions

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Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt

The Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt offers a crispy, creamy, and flavorful experience with its blend of smoky and spicy elements. This sandwich is not only easy to prepare but also incredibly delicious.

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Course: Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 Sandwiches
Calories: 805kcal
Author: Dina

Equipment

  • 1 Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add more to your liking
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
    • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
    • 8 slices Ciabatta bread or white bread
    • 1 1/2 ripe avocados
    • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
    • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Add mayo, chipotle peppers, salt, garlic powder, and chili powder to a food processor.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Combine chipotle mayo with shredded chicken in a bowl.
  • Mix well.
    Steps to make Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt: add mayo, chipotle peppers, salt, garlic powder, and chili powder to a food processor, blend, then mix in the chicken.
  • Spread chicken mixture on half of the bread slices.
  • Top with avocado slices and Colby jack cheese.
  • Cover with remaining bread slices (mayo side down).
    Steps to make Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt: spread chipotle chicken on bread, then avocado, cheese, and top bread slice.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add butter.
  • Place sandwich in the pan and toast for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve hot!
    Steps to make Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt: grill the melt on a skillet until golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Sandwich | Calories: 805kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 863mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 872IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 2mg

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