If you love chicken and avocados then you will love this arepa recipe!
If you love arepas and avocados, you have come to the right place. This recipe is an undeniable Venezuelan favorite, and the most famous kind of arepa there is - the Arepa Reina Pepiada.
Arepas are bread-like patties made from corn flour (find a super easy recipe here), whereas reina pepiada is an arepa stuffed with a chicken salad filling made with shredded chicken, mayo, salt and avocado. YUM!
The recipe name means "polka-dotted queen," and it was developed by an arepero as an homage to Susana Duijm, a Venezuelan beauty queen who won Miss World in 1955. Pepiada meant "lady with beautiful curves" in that era, and reina means Queen, so that is how arepa reina pepiada came to be!