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Chicken and Avocado Arepa Sandwich

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One of my favorite ingredients to put on a sandwich is avocado.  It pairs so well with turkey or chicken and gives a creamy texture to any sandwich without heavy condiments.  I was thinking about a chicken sandwich with avocado the other day and thought about trying it with arepas instead of traditional bread.  An arepa is a corn flatbread that is popular in Venezuela and it makes a great alternative to bread for a unique sandwich!  It’s super easy to make arepas with P.A.N. cornmeal and some water.

Chicken Avacado Arepas!

Arepas have opened up a new world of creative sandwich ideas for me!  Even though a chicken and avocado sandwich is a longtime favorite of mine, making it with an arepa gives the sandwich a whole new taste.  I think I like this version just as much or even better than the original.  The texture of the arepa is soft and chewy which pairs well with the chicken and avocado.  I use P.A.N. cornmeal for my arepas because P.A.N. cornmeal is the number one cornmeal in South America.  P.A.N. cornmeal is rich in nutrients and is very versatile.

How to make arepa sandwichesMaking arepas is a simple process for something so tasty and filling!  Just mix the dough, make little patties and then cook them in a skillet!  Once they are cool they are ready to fill with your favorite sandwich ingredients.  I love splitting them in half and stuffing them with whatever I want.  Any sandwich can be re-made with an arepa.  Try it with roast beef, turkey or ham… the sky is the limit.  They can easily make a delicious grilled cheese or other cooked sandwich too.  This recipe for Chicken and Avocado Arepa Sandwiches is one of my favorites.

Chicken and Avocado Arepa Sandwich

Chicken and Avocado Arepa Sandwich


  • 2 cups P.A.N. Cornmeal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp . salt
  • For filling:
  • 1/2 salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 chicken cooked or grilled breasts cubed


  1. Make arepas using the P.A.N. cornmeal, salt and the water. Mix P.A.N. cornmeal, salt and water in a medium mixing bowl and mix together until combined. Let rest for 3 minutes before cooking. Preheat a skillet or griddle to medium high heat. Roll cornmeal mixture into 10 ball and flatten each ball into a 3 inch round patty. Place flattened dough on cooking surface and cook on each side for 5 minutes. Let each arepa rest for a few minutes and carefully slice each one in half to fill with the sandwich ingredients.
  2. To assemble sandwiches:
  3. First mix together the sour cream and salsa in a small bowl. Place avocado into the arepa first followed by chicken and tomatoes. Drizzle the salsa mixture into the arepa. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Chicken Avacado Arepas

I am sure you will love using arepas as an alternative to other sandwich breads.  It will open up a whole new world of culinary exploration!   What kind of sandwich would you like to try using an arepa?  For a wide variety of recipes using P.A.N. Cornmeal, visit the P.A.N. Tumblr page.

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