Arepa with Chicken and Avocado - Arepa Reina Pepiada

Arepa with Chicken and Avocado - Arepa Reina Pepiada
Arepa with Chicken and Avocado - Arepa Reina Pepiada

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Prep time

25m

Total time

50m

Yields

8

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La Cocina Goya

Venezuelan Chicken Salad Sandwich

Reina Pepiada, the Venezuelan equivalent of chicken salad, is a rich and satisfying filing for these plump cornmeal patties. Other popular arepa fillings; white cheese; black beans and fried sweet plantains; ham and cheese; and butter. Have fun mixing and matching to find your favorite variety!

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Ingredients

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For the filling:

2

boneless chicken, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb.)

½

small yellow onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)

¼ cup

GOYA® Guacamole, thawed

2 tsp.

finely chopped fresh cilantro

1

avocado, finely chopped

For the Arepa:

1 tsp.

salt

2 tsp.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Directions

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Step 1

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.

Step 2

In medium bowl, stir together masarepa and salt. Add 2 ½ cups lukewarm water. Stir until combined; let sit 5 minutes. Using wet hand, knead dough until smooth. Divide dough into 8 portions. Form dough into small balls.

Step 3

Heat oil in large comal or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add balls, leaving at least 3" space between dough. Using palm of hand, flatten balls to ½” thickness. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides, about 7 minutes total. Repeat with remaining dough.

Step 4

Using knife, halve arepas horizontally without detaching end. Divide filling evenly among arepas.

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Ensure Hot, Fresh Arepas for a Crowd

Arepas taste best right off the stove when they’re steamy and soft. If you’re whipping up a big batch of arepas for a large gathering of family and friends, ensure the corncakes stay warm between batches by placing them on a parchment-lined baking sheet after they’re cooked and hold in 200˚F oven for up to 30 minutes.

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