Avocado Chicken Salad

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

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.

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

 

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:

Picture update 8/11/18

 

Avocado Chicken Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add chicken, mayonnaise, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
  2. Serve in a sandwich or croissant or with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. How long would this last if I made a bunch and tried to store it? I know avocados don’t normally last long once they’ve been sliced.

    1. Avocados need to be served fresh or they will brown. I made a pasta avocado salad yesterday and the avocados were brown by the evening. You could make everything else and dice the avocados and put them in right before you serve it. Let me know how you like it! 🙂

      1. Did you know that once the avocado has been sliced or chopped, it can be stored in a covered container & won’t go brown if you just set the avocado pit in the container with the sliced avocado? It works. We have stored it for 2-3 days with no browning.

    1. I’m so sorry. I switched to WordPress recently and and have to convert every single recipe to a recipe card and print option. I haven’t gotten to this one yet. You can try copying and pasting it for now. 🙂

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