Smashed Avocado Bacon Tomato And Olive Chicken Melt

Smashed Avocado Bacon Tomato And Olive Chicken Melt

Posted 2017-03-12 by Naomi follow

Easy to make, this melt is a delicious way to combine avocado, bacon and chicken. The olives are flavour bombs and go well with the zesty and creamy lemon and avocado smash. A family friendly meal for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

3 chicken breasts
1 ripe avocado
1 lemon, finely zested and juiced
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed (exclude if low FODMAP)
3 rashes of bacon, rind removed and sliced into strips
1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
12 large cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 cups grated cheese

  • Place 2 chicken breasts in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil uncovered for 2 minutes. Turn the chicken over, reduce the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stand the chicken for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, while the chicken is standing, place the avocado, lemon zest and juice in a blender and pulse, so the mixture is slightly mashed and combined. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir to combine.

  • [Image2 Make double amounts of the lemon and avocado mixture and serve as a delicious dip]

  • Cut the remaining chicken breast into 1.5-2cm cubes and set aside.
  • Turn the frypan on high, add the olive oil and garlic and fry for 1 minute, until caramelised. Add the bacon and fry until browned. Add the cubed chicken and cook until the pieces have just turned white.

  • Add the cherry tomatoes and olives and fry for 2 minutes. Take off the heat.

  • [Image4 The topping is ready to be spooned onto the chicken]

  • Preheat the grill on high. Place baking paper on a baking tray.
  • Cut the cooked chicken breasts in half lengthways. Place the chicken on the baking tray with the cut side facing up.
  • Spread the avocado mixture onto the chicken breast. Spoon the bacon and tomato mixture onto the avocado. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and place under a grill. Remove from the grill when the cheese has melted.
  • Serve with a salad, steamed potatoes or rice.

  • [Image5 The avocado mixture helps to hold the topping in place]


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