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Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

Texture is crucial for tasty meals and when you are making a chicken salad that crunch factor is so important. Fresh diced celery is key, but for this particular chicken salad I added something different to add that pop.

This Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad features toasted pecans to add in that texture and a good dose of healthy fats to boot. Using the avocado over mayo or yogurt keeps things dairy and allergen free. Nice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

This particular set of avocadoes gave me a bit of a hard time. They completely ignored my blogging schedule and took their sweet time ripening. After a massive struggle, which thankfully left me with all ten fingers, I prevailed and scraped out the majority of the avocado.

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

Soaking the avocadoes with lemon juice keeps them from oxidizing and turning a gross brown colour. I kept this salad in the fridge for two days and the colour never changed. Mashing it with the citrus helped soften them also. Thankfully this ended the battle of me vs. the semi ripe avocado. Phew!

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

I added in my already cooked chicken (bonus!) and some deliciously, sweetly sour green grapes. A bunch of those babies found their way into my mouth when I sliced them. I adore green grapes. Into a bowl it all goes.

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

Stir it all together and lunch is served.

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

I simply ate this as is, but it would be a great sandwich filling or stuffed into a lettuce wrap.


Happy Humpday, everyone!

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

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Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad – Paleo & Gluten Free

Sharon Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 544 kcal


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts cut into cubes about 4 cups of chicken
  • 1 cup green grapes halved
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 ripe avocadoes
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


  • Place a skillet over medium heat and toast pecans for 3-4 minutes, watching so they don’t burn. Set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss together the cubed chicken, grapes, celery and onions. Set aside
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mash the avocadoes with the lemon juice and salt & pepper. Mash it until fairly smooth
  • Stir the avocado mixture with the chicken mixture. Add the toasted pecans and stir to combine
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container


Serving: 4Calories: 544kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 32gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 1000mgFiber: 10gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 27.3mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2.5mg
Keyword Crunchy chicken avocado salad, paleo chicken salad
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  1. 5 stars
    I know this was posted back in 2015 but I just found this recipe and had to try it. It was easy and delicious. Iโ€™m looking forward to trying out more of your recipes.

  2. Iโ€™m not a big fan of celery. Do you think I could substitute in anything else? Otherwise, this looks great and I canโ€™t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Haha I’ve had a few battles with unripe avocados, too! Thankfully they are always worth the battle… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I’m on day 5 of the Whole30 plan and I’ve been looking for recipes so I don’t get bored with plain chicken…this is amazing! I prepped it tonight for the next few days and couldn’t keep my hands out of the bowl. I’m going to eat it cold in romaine leaves. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  5. This looks absolutely delicious and I will plan to make it soon. I’ll probably pile it onto a big salad for a super dinner! ๐Ÿ™‚

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