Avocado and Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich

Avocado and Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich with a roasted red pepper aioli! So easy and super delicious!
The NEW and improved way to open an Avocado! I didn't think it could be easier, but this way totally is!!

With the heat of summer, I love a quick and refreshing lunch like this open faced Avocado and Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich with roasted red pepper aioli.

Avocado Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich


That roasted red pepper aioli… you guys… I could eat it on everything.

Especially with some creamy California avocados! I actually love to dip some avocado slices into the red pepper aioli for a tasty snack. It’s seriously so good!

Avocado Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich

My two oldest kids have recently joined the summer league swim team. I could not be more thrilled.

If you didn’t know… I used to swim on a national level. I swam on a club team for 11 years and I even swam collegiately. It was a serious passion of mine up until I met my husband, got married, had babies, yada yada yada…

So now my kids are finally to the point where they are enjoying swimming and it’s so fun to watch them learn and grow.

Avocado Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich

We have been to the pool every day for the past two weeks. My husband is in town this week so last night we all went and he watched the two younger kids while I got to go in the deep end with the older two and work on some swim technique. I could not be happier.

To be honest, before I met my husband, my life goal was to become a high school chemistry teacher and coach the high school swim team.

And now I have 4 kids, a crazy successful food blog and my first cookbook is coming out next month.

Weird where life takes you.

I wouldn’t change any of it.

Avocado Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich

So back to swimming… we’ve been getting home from the pool and just been completely ravished. Especially my older two who are working so hard in the pool. That’s where these awesome sandwiches come in to play. My kids love these!

The crispy toasted ciabatta bread is the perfect base for the zippy roasted red pepper aioli, thick sliced deli chicken and creamy California avocados.

Avocado Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich

I serve them topped with a slice of tomato and some peppery arugula to finish them off.

My kids love these, I love these, YOU’LL love these!

Avocado Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich

They’re so easy and just perfect for a quick summer lunch (or snack, or dinner)!

Oh yeah, and one quick tip before I leave you to go make this incredible sandwich… Did you know there is a NEW way to open up those gorgeous California Avocados?

So easy and you’re not going to worry about whacking your hand off with a knife!

The New Way to Open an Avocado

Start by cutting from the top all the way around the pit, like you normally do.

The New Way to Open an Avocado

NOW turn the avocado 1/4 turn and cut it again, all the way around the pit. You should have 4 sections cut now.

The New Way to Open an Avocado

Grab ahold of the avocado and give it a slight twist to separate two halves.

The New Way to Open an Avocado

The avocado will separate into 4 pieces now, and the pit will just pop right off!

The New Way to Open an Avocado(sorry for the blurry photo, my daughter was helping me take these pictures)

No more whacking at it with the knife!



The New Way to Open an Avocado

Now you can easily peel the skin right off the avocado! Did you know all that dark green goodness around the avocado is where a lot of the nutrients are?

No more scooping! Hooray! 

Ok, no go try it yourself and make this delicious sandwich while you’re at it! 🙂

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This open faced Avocado and Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich with roasted pepper aioli is a quick and refreshing lunch!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • 7 oz. roasted red bell pepper strips, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 thick slices of ciabatta bread, cut on a diagonal, toasted
  • 6 thick slices of roasted deli chicken breast
  • 2 California Avocados, sliced
  • 1 large slicing tomato, cut into 6 slices, then halved
  • 1 cup of arugula (sold by the lettuce), may substitute with alfalfa sprouts if desired


  1. Place the roasted red peppers, mayo, salt, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Spread the roasted red pepper sauce over the toasted ciabatta bread and top with a slice of deli chicken. Top with a couple slices of California Avocado and tomato, then finish with a few sprigs of arugula (or alfalfa sprouts). Enjoy!


The recipe makes for more than a cup of the red pepper aioli, store any leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Keywords: avocado, chicken, ciabatta, sandwich, bell peppers, arugula, tomato

 disclaimer: This post is in partnership with California Avocados, however all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible.

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
17 Responses
  1. What a healthy and lovely slice of toast. Avocado is pretty amazing right? Just put it on the sandwich and i’ll be perfect. I love this recipe, I’ll keep up with it, hoping a lovely belly for this bikini season.

  2. It is funny how life takes us to unexpected places, but I guess that’s the joy of it! This sandwich looks like something I would order in restaurant. Also, great tips for how to pit an avocado. I’m so relieved that I can stop whacking at the pit with a knife. I’ve very nearly lost a hand that way on a few occasions!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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