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Avocado Chicken Salad is easy to make and you will never want to make your chicken salad without avocado again! Perfect on a sandwich, croissant or served with tortilla chips!

Avocado Chicken Salad made for sandwich.

Avocado Chicken Salad

I have a lot of recipes here on the blog. A lot of really old ones that are SO good as well. I decided that instead of bringing all new recipes, I was going to give the old ones a facelift and bring them back to life. I use my website all of the time for our favorite recipes. And this recipe is one of my go-to recipes. Avocado chicken salad is one of my favorite things to make for lunch. I stack it on whole wheat bread with romaine lettuce, tomato, and top it with sprouts and micro kale.

I made this recipe in the very beginning of the blog because my oldest son loves chicken salad sandwiches, especially to take in his lunch for school. I decided to jazz it up a bit and add avocado and it has become one of our favorites and a lunchtime staple.

Avocado Chicken Salad in a clear bowl with a wooden spoon.

How do you make avocado chicken salad?

  • Start by using 2 cups of cooked and diced chicken. Rotisserie Chicken or even canned chicken works great.
  • Add in diced avocado, mayonnaise, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • Use it to make a sandwich, or serve with tortilla chips.

What can I substitute mayonnaise with?

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Hummus
  • Pesto
  • Nut Butter
  • Avocado Chicken Salad between two slices of bread.


Tips for picking out the perfect avocados:

  • Squeeze the avocado. Hold it in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze. A ripe avocado should yield to firm, gentle pressure, but shouldn’t feel overly soft or mushy.
  • You can also check under the stem. Peel back the small stem or cap at the top of the avocado. If it comes away easily, and you find green underneath, it is ripe and ready to go.

More avocado recipes that you will enjoy:

Avocado Chicken Salad sandwich cut in half and stacked.

Picture update 8/11/18


Avocado Chicken Salad on a white plate.

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Avocado Chicken Salad

5 from 7 votes
Avocado Chicken Salad is easy to make and you will never want to make your chicken salad without avocado again! Perfect on a sandwich, croissant or served with tortilla chips!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken about 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add chicken, mayonnaise, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
  • Serve in a sandwich or croissant or with tortilla chips.


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 469mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 0.7mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this recipe today and realized I didn’t have any fresh cilantro. Reached into the fridge and thought I pulled out cilantro paste, but, after adding it, realized I pulled out basil paste instead. It was still amazing! My picky kids tore through it and asked for seconds. Thanks for this simple, filling, and economical recipe. It’s going into our meal plan rotation!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for this post. I’ve always believed that chicken had to be cooked to 180 using an instant read thermometer to be safe. Always dry. I do more grilling outdoors, but I’ll definitely have to look for one of those pans. Should be good for any type of meat.