AIP Creamy Chicken Avocado Bowl
Cool, crisp, and refreshing, this AIP creamy chicken avocado bowl is a nice light meal that doesn’t take long to prepare.
How I Made This AIP-Friendly
Many “bowl” recipes aren’t AIP-friendly. They tend to be made with a base of rice or noodles.
Rice and noodles are not allowed on the autoimmune protocol, so obviously, those ingredients had to go.
Beans are another frequent ingredient in “power bowls” that didn’t make the list for this recipe. Legumes are not AIP-friendly.
Finally, most “creamy” recipes include dairy, whether that’s mayonnaise, cheese, milk, or cream. I went a different route.
So what did I include in this creamy bowl? Instead of dairy, I used coconut cream (which you can get from the top of a refrigerated can of coconut milk).
It’s a great idea to always have a spare can of coconut milk chilled because every once in a while you get a “dud” can that doesn’t form cream properly.
I used diced chicken for protein, which is a pretty common ingredient. Avocado adds to the creaminess and offers a good source of healthy fat.
Instead of cooking the chicken with vegetable or canola oil, I suggest coconut oil.
Best Oils for AIP
Avocado oil, coconut oil, and olive oil are your best bets for autoimmune protocol.
You can cook with these oils even during the elimination phase of AIP.
Other oils should not be used during your first phase of AIP. These include nut oils, seed oils, and refined vegetable oils.
Refined vegetable oils should be avoided by everyone, AIP or not. These oils are processed using chemicals and are rancid before you even get them home.
A critical factor for AIP is that these oils are highly inflammatory. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Getting Started on AIP
AIP can offer incredible results for people with autoimmune conditions. I’ve heard so many stories of people finding relief through their diet.
Like many things in life, however, the hardest part is getting started.
After all, AIP isn’t an instinctive way to eat. When you first get started it might seem like there are a lot of restrictions, and, in fact, if you follow it you won’t be able to eat all of the same things your friends eat.
Also, it’s not just about what you eat – there are important lifestyle changes you can make that will increase your odds of success.
To help ease your transition to AIP, I created this free guide to starting on AIP. I urge you to give it your best shot and see how you feel.
I suspect that once you see the results, you’ll never want to go back to your old way of eating.
This AIP creamy chicken avocado bowl is a nice light meal that doesn’t take long to prepare.
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil (15 ml), to cook with
- 1 chicken breasts (400 g), diced
- 1 large avocado (200 g), diced (and slightly mashed)
- 1 cucumber (110 g), thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium onion (28 g), thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup of coconut cream (60 ml) (from the top of a refrigerated can of coconut milk)
- Salt, to taste
- In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and sauté until cooked through, about 7 to 10 minutes. Season with salt, to taste. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cooled chicken, avocado, cucumber, and onion with the coconut cream. Season with additional salt, to taste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 559
- Sugar: 4 g
- Fat: 44 g
- Carbohydrates: 15 g
- Fiber: 8 g
- Protein: 27 g