Avocado Chicken Salad

Looking for a new way to stuff your sandwich? This recipe for Avocado Chicken Salad will blow you away! So much tangy, creamy flavour that will leave you totally satisfied.

Avocado Chicken Salad

With summer in full swing I’m craving cold meals.

I’m pretty standard with my classic green smoothie for breaky so that leaves me with lunch and dinner to figure out.

After the massive success of my Avocado Tuna Salad experiment it’s definitely time to switch it up and try it with chicken. Nothing screams a summertime meal like chicken salad so, once again I’m ditching the mayo and trying my hand with this new twist.

 

AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD

To make this dish a little creamier I added a dollop of Greek yogurt to the ripe avocado. Greek yogurt also adds even more protein for that satiation factor.

I squeezed in some fresh lime juice and then some diced celery and red onion to bring the crunch component.

I used my chili lime chicken marinade for this recipe because that is what was in the fridge. 😉

fresh avocado and Greek yogurt in a bowl

Give the avocado a good mash.

You want it nice and creamy.

avocado being combined with Greek yogurt by a potato masher

Add in the chopped onions and celery.

I like to use red onions for my salad.

celery and onions being added to a bowl with mashed avocado

Finally, stir in the cooked chicken.

You could also use rotisserie chicken to make this easier!

chopped cooked chicken being added to a bowl with mashed avocado

This could not be easier to come together and when I tasted it?

I had one of those talking out loud moments.

‘This is good!’ came out of my full mouth. Actually, let’s add a few more oooo’s to that.

It was gooooooood! It even gained the approval of the man of the house. He was a tad leery of it’s appearance but, once he had a bite he promptly popped some bread into the toaster and made himself a sandwich.

Avocado Chicken Salad in a sandwich

That, my friends, is a rousing endorsement.

Avocado Chicken Salad in a sandwich

MORE HEALTHY AVOCADO RECIPES:

Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado Orange Smoothie

Fudgy Avocado Cookies

Eggs with Avocado + Sweet Potato “Toast”

 

Originally posted in July 3, 2013. Updated July 27, 2019

 

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Sharon Rhodes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 309 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • 1 chicken breast cooled and cut into chunks
  • sea salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mash avocado with lime juice and greek yogurt
  • Stir in celery, red onion and chicken and pinches of sea salt and pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 27gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 959mgFiber: 7gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 22.2mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1.2mg
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10 Comments

    1. You could probably use either. I feel like using yogurt would be the healthier choice. Maybe just use more avocado if you aren’t feeling the yogurt?

  1. Looks great! How long ahead of time can you mix this together? I’m wondering if I could bring this for lunch or if it is more of an at home meal. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Laura:) I pretty much devoured my batch immediately;) But, I imagine it would last up to 2 days in the fridge. The lime will help it from oxidizing. If you were packing it for lunch I would try to keep it pretty cold and you should be fine. It’s really tasty!