Avocado Chicken Salad

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Avocado is the start of this avocado chicken salad. Ditch the mayo and use ripe mashed avocado instead! Studded with walnuts for flavor and texture, this recipe makes a great lunch or dinner. 

Avocado chicken salad topped with chopped walnuts in a white ramekin.
My mom recently joked with me that I should rename my blog “A Dash of Avocado and Bacon” because if I could eat bacon and avocado every single day and that’s it, I’d be a pretty happy camper. So when I began to crave chicken salad the other day, the ingredient to bind it all together was a no brainer: avocado. If you have been around here in the past few weeks, you’ll have noticed I’ve got avocado on the brain. I have no idea why, but it just seems like it pairs well with so many different flavors and it’s creaminess really lends itself to so many dishes.

And let me tell you, the avocado did not disappoint in this recipe either! I loved the way that the chicken salad turned out. I will admit that after I took these pictures, I added the 3rd chicken breast because I felt that avocado was overpowering the dish and I really wanted the chicken to be the star. So yours may look a little less green, which is definitely okay! I also think that adding celery, craisins or grapes would be a great addition to the chicken salad – I can’t eat any of those unfortunately otherwise I would have definitely played around with those additions as well. If you are looking for your next side dish to bring to a party or just a light and healthy lunch for yourself, then look no further – this is it!

Avocado chicken salad topped with chopped walnuts in a white ramekin.

Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado is the start of this avocado chicken salad. Ditch the mayo and use ripe mashed avocado instead! Studded with walnuts for flavor and texture, this recipe makes a great lunch or dinner. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts (cooked (about 3 chicken breasts))
  • 1 jumbo hass avocado (mashed)
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)

Instructions

  • Cube cooked chicken.
  •  In a bowl, mix together chicken, avocado, lime juice, salt, garlic powder and walnuts until fully incorporated. 
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour or until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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