Arepa Reina Pepiada ~ Arepa with Chicken and Avocado

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Arepa Reina Pepiada ~ Arepa with Chicken and Avocado
Arepa Reina Pepiada ~ Arepa with Chicken and Avocado

Arepa Reina Pepiada is a classic Venezuelan recipe filled with a chicken and avocado salad. Other popular arepa fillings include white cheese, black beans, fried sweet plantains, and ham. Have fun mixing and matching to find your favorite variety!

Ingredients Needed to Make Arepa Reina Pepiada

Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless

  • No antibiotics
  • No added growth hormones
  • No animal by-products in feed

Price: $6.99 per pound

365 Everyday Value, Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth , 32 fl oz

  • Organic Chicken Broth (Filtered Water, Organic Chicken Stock), Contains Less Than 2% Of: Organic Chicken Flavor, Sea Salt, Organic Carrot Juice Concentrate, Organic Chicken Fat, Organic Onion Powder.

Price: $1.99 ($0.06 per Ounce)

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Mayonnaise, 16 Fl Oz

  • Organic expeller pressed canola oil, organic whole eggs, filtered water, organic egg yolks, organic distilled vinegar, organic white mustard (Organic distilled vinegar, water, organic mustard seed, salt, organic clove), salt, organic lemon juice concentrate, natural flavor.

Price: $3.79 ($0.24 per Ounce)

Fresh Brand – Diced Yellow Onion, 10 oz

  • 10-ounce container of diced yellow onion
  • Pre-cut and ready to cook
  • No preservatives

Price: $2.29 ($3.66 per pound)

Avocado Hass Large Organic, 1 Each

  • Wash before cutting.

Sale Price: $1.35

Whole Foods Market Guacamole, Traditional, 8 Oz

  • Brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
  • Ready to eat.
  • Certified GMO-free, Certified Kosher, Certified Vegan.

Price: $3.79 ($0.47 per Ounce)

Organic Garlic

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  • Ready to eat.
  • Certified GMO-free, Certified Vegan.

Price: $3.99 per pound

Herb Cilantro Conventional, 1 Bunch

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  • Ready to eat.

Price: $0.89

Goya Foods Adobo All Purpose Seasoning With Pepper, 8 Ounce Bottle (3828)

  • Easy to use – just shake it on chicken, meat or fish, then cook as usual.
  • With Pepper !!!
  • Country: United States

Price: $1.79 ($0.22 per Ounce)

365 by Whole Foods Market, Seasoning, Black Pepper – Ground, 1.80 Ounce

  • Brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
  • Product of Vietnam.
  • Certified GMO-Free, Certified Kosher.

Price: $2.99 ($1.66 per Ounce)

Maseca Corn Flour, 4.4 lb

  • Corn masa – flour made from ground, dried corn is used to make masa harina (dough) for tortillas, sopes and empanadas.

Price: $3.57 ($0.05 per Ounce)

365 by Whole Foods Market, Seasonings, Sea Salt – Fine, 26.5 Ounce

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Price: $1.69 ($0.06 per Ounce)

365 by Whole Foods Market, Cold Processed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mediterranean Blend, 33.8 Fl Oz

  • North American Olive Oil Association Certified Quality. Tested for quality to meet international olive oil standards.
  • Cold Processed.
  • Certified GMO-Free, Certified Kosher, Vegan.

Price: $7.49 ($0.22 per Ounce)

Arepa Reina Pepiada ~ Arepa with Chicken and Avocado

Arepa Reina Pepiada ~ Arepa with Chicken and Avocado

This recipe of chicken and avocado filling stuffed into plump cornmeal patties is perfect for a lunch or snack anytime.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Venezuelan
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

For the Filling:

For the Arepa:

Instructions
 

For the Filling:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add bouillon, stirring until dissolved. Add chicken; cook until cooked-thorough, about 20 minutes; transfer to refrigerator until cold. Shred chicken. In a medium bowl, stir together chicken, mayonnaise, onion, guacamole, garlic and cilantro. Season with adobo. Gently fold in avocado. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Arepa:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together masarepa and salt. Add 2 ½ cups lukewarm water. Stir until combined; let sit for 5 minutes. Using a wet hand, knead the dough until smooth. Divide dough into 8 portions. Form dough into small balls.
  • Heat oil in a large comal or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add balls, leaving at least 3″ space between the dough. Using the palm of your hand, flatten balls to ½” thickness. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides, about 7 minutes total. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Using a knife, halve arepas horizontally without detaching the end. Divide filling evenly among arepas.
Keyword Arepa, avocado, Chicken

Did You Know?

The Reina Pepiada arepa was named after Susana Duijim, a Venezuelan beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in 1955. She visited a local restaurant, and they created a new stuffed arepa, featuring a chicken and avocado filling. The owner named it La Reina Pepiada, which translates into “The Curvy Queen” in tribute to the curvaceous beauty queen. It’s been a sensation ever since!

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