Who says you need mayo or yogurt to create a creamy chicken salad? This easy, flavorful chicken salad gets all of it’s creamy texture from an avocado!
You can certainly stick to classic chicken salad stir-ins, but I couldn’t resist adding some lime, jalapeno, and cilantro (it’s kind of like a guacamole chicken salad).
Try serving this with some corn chips for a light lunch or pile it onto your favorite whole grain bread and enjoy!
PS – to make the most delicious version of this salad, make it with some fresh home baked chicken breasts.
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Avocado Chicken Salad
- 1 heaping cup cooked chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 avocado diced
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup sliced scallions
- 1/2 diced jalapeno remove ribs and seeds
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
- 1-2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add chicken and avocado to a nice big bowl and mix well and use the back of a fork to mash the avocado and the chicken together.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and gently stir until well combined. Adjust seasonings. Serve and enjoy.
Hi Dani: I took a cooking class a few days ago on poultry so I have every piece of the chicken to work with including the broth. When I saw your demo on avocado chicken salad I could hardly wait to make it! The chicken is in the oven and I have everything prepped and ready to put it all together including the corn chips!!! I can hardly wait to eat. I think you should put out re-runs because I forgot all the old reliable recipes I used to make and need to re-visit. All your ideas are such good cleaning eating. I like them a lot.
Update: the avocado chicken salad was even better than I thought it would be. The next Dani trick is avocado hummus for lunch with veggies (and maybe bs few corn chips). ✌
Loved the recipe! Thank you
So glad to hear it!! Thanks for the taking the time to share.