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
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.
- 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
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.