Southwest Chicken Rolls w/ Avocado that are to DIE for!

Southwest Chicken Rolls w/ Avocado that are to DIE for!

This  post takes the cake avocado!  First we have a fabulous recipe, then links to even more deliciousness and finally (don’t miss it) details on the #Avocadobowl twitter party next week!  (Thanks Paradise Grove Avocados!)

Avocado Ideas

Avocados are some of my favorite food, so I always look for opportunities to include them in my dishes.  I’m not the only one.  Just look at the variety of ideas my facebook fans came up with when I asked how they like to eat avocados!

With the biggest snacking day of the year approaching, aka Superbowl Sunday, I thought finger foods were the way to go.  And since I’ve already posted my guacamole recipe, I decided to take Catherine’s suggestion and create a Southwest Chicken Roll with Avocado.

And that my friends is how the best food I’ve ever made in my entire life was created…

Southwest Chicken Rolls with Avocado

You could serve these as rolls either to be eaten with forks or fingers.

Southwest Chicken Rolls

You could also cut each roll into bite size pieces for easy finger food if that works better for your Superbowl party.

Southwest Chicken Rolls Snack

Varieties

1) Chicken, Cheese, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime wrapped in fried deliciousness and then topped with more avocado, cheese and cilantro!

2)  Chicken and Cheese on the inside with avocado, cilantro and sour cream toppings (to accommodate the picky palettes of my children and allow them to choose their toppings).

**To make these vegetarian,  substitute refried or black beans for the chicken in either option.

Southwest Chicken Roll Ingredients

  • Spring Roll Wrappers
  • Cooked Chicken (I put mine in the crock pot with chicken broth the day before, but you could use a rotisserie chicken or canned chicken to speed up the process)
  • Diced Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Southwest seasoning
  • Shredded cheese
  • Olive Oil

Southwest Chicken Roll Directions

1)  Season the chicken with Southwest seasoning (I used a packet) and either put the seasoning in the crock pot when you cook the chicken or warm up the already cooked chicken in a pan with some olive oil and the seasoning.

2)  Soften the Spring roll wrappers.  This was my first time working with spring roll wrappers and they were actually pretty easy to use.  First you have to dip them in warm water for a minute to soften them up (a cake pan works perfectly!).

spring roll wrappers

3)  Then add your ingredients – chicken, cheese, avocado, cilantro and a squeeze of lime – and wrap the spring roll tightly.  (It will stick to itself if softened enough.)

Southwest chicken roll

Don’t forget the avocado, cilantro and lime!

avocado lime

4)  Then fry the rolls until lightly brown.  I discovered metal tongs tore the spring roll wrapper so using a wooden spatula worked much better than the tongs.

frying spring rolls

 

5)  Then eat!  And prepare to dissolve into a puddle of food bliss.  These are delicious x 1000!

More Deliciousness

Not only am I already planning to make this recipe again (like tomorrow!) but I absolutely can’t wait to try the amazing recipes my friends came up with for this challenge too.  Check them out!

And don’t forget about my Ah-mazing Tortilla Soup Recipe that is even more delicious topped with avocados!

Chicken Tortilla Soup w/ Avocado

Join Me at the #Avocadobowl Twitter Party!

Superbowl party snack ideas, delicious avocados, fabulous company, and a chance to win prizes – what more could you want?  Put it on your calendar right now!!

RSVP HERE:  Paradise Grove Avocados Twitter Party

When: Next Monday – January 21st, 2013 – 6-7pm MST

Hosted by:  @PGAvocados and @BirdBanter
Follow the Panelists:  @WholesomeMommy@JennFowler@1momof5@DariaDG, @CentsibleLife

Use the Hashtag: #Avocadobowl

Tweet Grid: http://bit.ly/107X0na

Prizes: Avocados (of course!), PopChips, Super Molcajete Bowl, and more…

Thank you to the sponsors – @PGAvocados and @popchips for their support!

 

*Disclosure:  This post brought to you by Bird Banter Media  & Paradise Grove Avocados.

7 Responses to Southwest Chicken Rolls w/ Avocado that are to DIE for!

    • Seriously delicious Connie! I need practice on wrapping the spring roll wrapper, so they were a little messy to fry, but I am drooling just thinking about them!

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