Arepas with Chicken and Avocado (Arepas con Pollo y Aguacate)

by Erica Dinho on April 5, 2009

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Arepas con Pollo

Arepas are a popular dish in Antioquia. They are very versatile, you can top them with almost anything and you can also serve them at any time of the day. Arepas are definitely my favorite Colombian dish.

This Arepa con Pollo y Aguacate can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Buen provecho!




  • 4-5 inch round arepas
  • 2 small avocados
  • 4 chicken breast, bone-in, skin on
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 4 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Arepa con Pollo y Aguacate


  1. Make round arepas, 4-5 inches in diameter, cover them with foil and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  3. Place the chicken breast, skin side up on a baking sheet and brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked trough. Set aside until cool.
  4. When the chicken is cool, remove the meat and discard the bones and the skin, shred the chicken meat.
  5. In a medium bowl mix together the mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, chopped onions, cumin powder, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and toss well.
  6. Peel and slice the avocados, drizzle with lime juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. To assemble, top each arepa with chicken mixture and top with the avocado slices and serve.
  7. Arepa with Chicken

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carolina July 21, 2009 at 9:05 AM

I love arepas! Simplemente Deliciosas.


2 Melanie October 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM

I love arepas and avocado–I make an avocado sauce for fruit which is delicious too. YUM!


3 Cata March 12, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Well I prefer to open the arepas and filled them either with chicken or cheese. I make mine with “pollo desmenuzado en salsa”, avocado and cheese. I am not to crazy about mayonaisse. I do think chicken with onions and tomatos is healthier. Anyway yours look delicious!


4 Susan March 15, 2010 at 6:07 PM

I made these arepas with chicken today and we loved them. Thanks so much for the recipes.


5 Kimberly March 18, 2010 at 7:26 PM

This is a quick and absolutely fantastic lunch! I added a bit more cumin and went easy on the lime juice (3 tbs). Thank you!


6 Rachel August 11, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Just made these for dinner and my caleño loved them! Thanks for sharing! :0)


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