Avocado Chicken Salad



Creamy avocado mingles with tender shredded chicken in this mayo-free avocado chicken salad that is as healthy as it is flavorful.

My wife really wants to get chickens. Like, live ones. However, once we have them she admits that she will never let us eat them, which kind of defeats the whole purpose. Who wants a pet chicken? You cant teach it tricks, it isnt going to snuggle in the bed with you, it just poops out breakfast and taunts you with its feathery facademasking an unlimitedassortment of potential meals. It is literally a walking Happy Meal.

Well, I guess we are at a standoff. However, I can still drive down to the local grocery store whenever I wish to quell my appetite for a delicious chicken meal like this avocado chicken salad.

Is Chicken Salad Healthy

Despitethe misleading title of salad, classic chicken salad is not particularlyhealthy. The mayo, in particular, is the problem. The healthy chicken and vegetables swim in a sea of fat-ladened mayonnaise which quickly negates any potential health-value the meal previously contained.

Chicken Salad No Mayo

However, dont despair. You can create chicken salad with no mayo. I have previously published a healthy chicken salad recipe that substituted Greek yogurt instead of mayo, however, you can also strictly use creaminess of avocado as the full substitute like I did in my avocado egg salad recipe.

Avocado Chicken Salad

To make an avocado chicken salad the ripe avocado simply needs to be mashed until it is creamy. This is easily accomplished while combining it with the other ingredients and seasonings. I like to leave some of the avocados a bit chunky for added texture, but this is completely up to personal preference.

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

One of my favorite ways to enjoy chicken salad is as a toasted sandwich. Skip the bread aisle and go to the bakery instead to really make this meal shine. My favorite bread to use for an avocado chicken salad sandwich is ciabatta, followed by sourdough. There are other great breads that will work as well. Look for a bread that is slightly chewy, avoiding anything overly dense or extremely light.

Chicken Salad Recipes

If you are looking for more ways to enjoy chicken salad. Try my BBQ Chicken Salad, or Grilled Chicken Salad for a summer-flare, or if you want something featuring fresh produce check out this Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans, or Chicken Salad with Apples. Chicken salad is such a flexible meal, get creative and make it your own!

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy avocado mingles with tender shredded chicken in this avocado chicken salad that is as healthy as it is flavorful.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, chicken, chicken salad, healthy
Servings: 6
Calories: 223
Author: Fox Valley Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chicken Breasts (cooked and shredded)
  • 3 Avocados
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 stalk Celery (diced)
  • 1/2 Red Onion (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons diced Cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Add avocados, lemon juice, celery, onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper to a bowl and mix to combine until well blended and avocado is creamy with some chunks still intact.
  • Add shredded chicken to the bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE you will love my Healthy Chicken Taco Salad recipe too!
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