Garlic Chicken Arepas

Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
A popular food item in South American countries, this recipe is filled with incredible flavor.


  • 3 cups warm water

  • 2 1/2 cups pre-cooked white corn flour 

  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • 2 ripe avocados

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise

  • 2 (12.5 oz) cans chunk chicken breasts, drained & shredded

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, minced

  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced


  1. In a medium bowl add water & slowly mix in flour. Mix well. Form eight dough balls with your hands, then smash into discs about 1 inch thick.

  2. Lightly coat a medium skillet with cooking spray & heat over medium. Add dough & cook 6-7 minutes per side until toasted on both sides. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, add avocados & mash with a fork. Add pepper, garlic, mayonnaise, chicken, cilantro & onion. Mix well.

  4. Cut arepas in half & serve stuffed with chicken & avocado mixture. Note: final inner texture is similar to that of a tamale.


For spicier Arepas, add 1 tsp of cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per recipe
Serving size (272g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 350mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 18%
    Total Sugars 2g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 25g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 94mg 6%
Iron 5mg 20%
Potassium 493mg 10%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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