Avocado Chicken Bites

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Avocado Chicken Bites – Need a fun chicken appetizer for a party or get together.  These are filled with fresh avocado, spicy salsa chicken, and topped with cilantro.  Great for snacking or entertaining!  

Avocado Chicken Bites, or as I like to call them, Guacamole Chicken Bites, are a mouthwatering appetizer that combines the best of Mexican flavors in one bite-sized treat.

With creamy avocado, zesty salsa chicken, and fresh cilantro nestled in a crunchy tortilla chip scoop, these bites are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

tortilla chips topped with avocado and spiced chicken on a tray

 

Forget the hassle of complicated appetizers; these bites are as easy as they are delicious. Plus, they’re versatile enough to serve at brunch, as a snack, or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes.

For a complete fiesta, serve these Guacamole Chicken Bites alongside Taco Cups, Pico de Gallo, and Crockpot Queso. With minimal effort, you’ll have a spread that’s sure to impress your guests and keep them coming back for more.

Why You’ll Love These Avocado Chicken Bites

  • Quick and Easy – With just 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cooking time, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute gatherings. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying delicious food with friends and family.
  • Healthy and Delicious – Made with wholesome ingredients like avocado and lean chicken breast, these bites provide a nutritious alternative to traditional appetizers without compromising on flavor.
  • Portable Finger Food – Ideal for picnics, potlucks, or outdoor gatherings, these bite-sized treats are conveniently portable, allowing you to enjoy them on the go without the need for utensils or plates.
  • Flavorful Leftovers – Enjoy the leftovers of these Guacamole Chicken Bites as a tasty topping for salads, wraps, or sandwiches the next day, providing a delicious and convenient meal option.
tortilla chips filled with avocado and chicken

What You’ll Need

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For the Guacamole:

  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper

For the Chicken:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Tortilla Chip Scoops

How To Make Avocado Chicken Bites

  • Preheat Oven and Prepare Chicken. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Place the chicken breast in a small baking dish and pour salsa over it. 
  • Bake & Shred. Bake for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked. Remove from the oven and shred the chicken using two forks, mixing it with the salsa in the dish.
  • Make Guacamole. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth. Add chopped onion, tomato, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Arrange Tortilla Chips. Lay out tortilla chip scoops on a serving platter.
  • Fill Chips with Guacamole. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of guacamole into each chip, spreading it evenly.
  • Top with Chicken, Garnish, and Serve. Place a small amount of shredded chicken on top of the guacamole in each chip. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.
Avocado Chicken Bites - Need a fun chicken appetizer for a party or get together.  These are filled with fresh avocado, spicy salsa chicken, and topped with cilantro.  Great for snacking or entertaining!  

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Save time with rotisserie chicken. Let the store do the cooking for you! Grab a rotisserie chicken, shred it up, and toss it with salsa instead of baking the chicken yourself.
  • Go for store-bought guacamole. There’s no shame in the store-bought guacamole game! It’s a lifesaver for busy days.
  • Spice it up your way. Love heat? Add extra chili powder and paprika. Prefer mild? Keep it light. 
  • Get creative with toppings. Dive into your pantry and fridge for more toppings like jalapenos, cheese, or a dollop of sour cream.
  • Mix up the salsa. Change the flavor by swapping out traditional salsa for something fruity or zesty. Mango salsa, anyone?
  • Double the deliciousness. Planning a party? Double up on ingredients to ensure there’s enough to go around. After all, more is always merrier!
close up chicken bites on tray
Can I use precooked chicken?

Absolutely! Pre-cooked chicken, like rotisserie chicken, works great and saves you time.

How spicy is this?

You control the spice level! Adjust the chili powder and paprika to suit your taste buds.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Definitely! Prepare the components in advance and assemble them just before serving for maximum freshness.

Can I use something other than Tortilla Scoops?

Sure thing! For a low-carb option, swap out tortilla chips for cucumber slices, mini toasts, or even lettuce cups.

Guacamole Chicken Bites - Need a fun chicken appetizer for a party or get together.  These are filled with delicious guacamole, spicy salsa chicken, and topped with cilantro.  Great for snacking or entertaining!  
4.94 from 15 votes

Avocado Chicken Bites

By Erin
Avocado Chicken Bites – Need a fun chicken appetizer for a party or get together.  These are filled with delicious guacamole, spicy taco chicken, and topped with cilantro.  Great for snacking or entertaining! 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

Guacamole

  • 2 Avocados
  • 3 Tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Chicken

  • 8 oz chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Tortilla Chip Scoops

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Place chicken in a small baking dish. Pour salsa over chicken.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked.  Remove from oven and shred chicken, mixing with salsa in the pan.
  • Meanwhile, make the guacamole. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh onto a plate. Using a fork mash the avocado. Add onion, tomato and seasonings. Mix until combined.
  • To serve, arrange tortilla chips on a platter.  Spoon about 1 tablespoon of guacamole into each chip. Top with shredded chicken. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over to serve.

Notes

You can substitute rotisserie and toss with salsa before topping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 213mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 139
Keyword: chicken bites
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15 Comments

  1. Mexican food is my all time favorite but making it is so difficult for me. These chicken bites are my new go to when we have to go to a potluck or get together.

  2. These are absolutely perfect for an appetizer, honestly, I made them and had them for a meal recently! I love them

  3. Dang, this was really tasty. Made it for a family party last night and it turned out great. Thanks a bunch!!

  4. I made your Avocado Chicken Bites for a party last weekend, and they were a huge hit! The combination of creamy avocado and tender chicken was perfect. They were so easy to assemble and disappeared in no time.