Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

Take chicken salad to a new level with the addition of avocado. This naturally creamy chicken and avocado salad is healthy and contains no mayo or sour cream
Healthy Avocado Chicken SaladEver since I tried avocado in a grilled chicken sandwich, I can no longer have chicken without avocado. The creamy avocado compliments chicken so well and the addition of cilantro and lime make it a combo to die for. This creamy salad is great in sandwiches, wraps, or with a side of vegetables if you are on a diet.

I’ve added this salad to my healthy lunch rotation because the rotisserie chicken breasts are lean and a great source of protein, the avocado is packed full of nutrition and because no mayo or cream is added, you can enjoy the salad guilt-free.
Making this fresh and flavorful salad is as simple as combining avocado, shredded chicken, roasted corn and red onion. You can also add minced green onion, tomatoes, cucumber, or diced bacon. For the herbs, we used cilantro but dill or parsley also work very well too! Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

Watch how to make the salad here:


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Avocado Chicken Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 2 medium cooked chicken breasts shredded or chopped (we used rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 ripe avocados pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup corn roasted, canned, or frozen
  • 1/4 cup red or green onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro minced (or parsley or dill)
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the shredded chicken, avocado, onion, avocados, corn, and cilantro.

  2. Drizzle with the lime (or lemon) juice, olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently until all the Ingredients are combined.

Recipe Notes

Additional add-ins that go well with this salad include chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, bacon chopped and cooked, or black beans.


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    Comments

    Georgia Littleton

    How many carbs does this have? I’m trying to find recipes for my dad but am unable to find the carb count.

    Stacy

    Haven’t made this yet but am planning to. I plugged the listed ingredients into myfitnesspal.com to come up with calorie count. It says 202 cals per 1 cup serving.

    Carol Hansen

    Simply amazing! I made this for a party and everyone still talks about it. Now one of my go-to healthy recipes. i make it almost weekly!! thank you

    George Schwab

    Was a little bland. So i added jalapeno, cumin, and garlic. Really kicked it up.

    Familia Carreon

    nos encanto, deliciosa

    Betsy

    Love this recipe! I grilled some boNeless chicken thighs, added the rest of the
    ingredients, added a little cumin, and served it wrapped in Napa cabbage leaves. Yummy!

    Ellis

    i’M doing this for a school project what is the calories per serving? Or is there none?
    (Sorry for caps lock)

    Robyn

    How many calories

    Jessica

    Love it! I added black beans and boiled egg. And i also used differe spices. Will de make it again.

    Tina

    Instead of rotisserie chicken, i cooked chicken tenderloins in 1/3 pkg of taco seasoning mix and shredded with my Pampered Chef CHOPPER as it cooked in the pan. To the AVOCADO i added Fresh minced garlic, black bEans, hot sauce, and cumin to the rest of the ingredients and omitted the olive oil. When the cHicken was cooled i mixed it in with the AVOCADO. I served it on corn tortilla chips. Mine was saucier than the photos shown.
    It was mmm mmm good.

    Joyce

    My daughter made this and gave me a serving to try……..awesome!! Thank you so much for the reCipe and of course my daughter for sharing! 🙂
    I WOULDN’T change a thing, it had tons of flavor.

    Saige

    Really great recipe. I’m a huge fan of chicken and avocado so this stills my cravings in a healthy and nutricious way. I changed the dressing to add a little more zing because I’m not fan of lemon or lime in a salad dressing. For anyone who’s curious: I mixed olive oil with balsalmic vinegar, half a small packet of dill herbal mixture and a teaspoon of mustard. I also added this thing called Maggi which I’m not sure if you can get everywhere. Just a few drops go a long way. It made it a little more tasty and added a European touch. Five stars! Will definitely be eating this a lot.

      Layla

      Yum, your alterations sound delicious!!

    Olivia Hodgson

    i added cumin, curry and paprika and it made all the difference in the world!

    Mela

    How many calories has a portion avocado chicken salad?

    Leanne

    What is the serving size?? A cup or half cup?

    Jenn

    So good And hEalthy! Love it!!

    Geoff

    I do weekly meal prep for lunches. Is this something I can make on the weekend and use for lunch throughout the week or does it have to be made fresh daily?

      Layla

      Because avocado tends to brown, I suggest making this salad as needed or cover tightly with plastic wrap for up to 2 days in the fridge.

    Bev Riggs

    My husband and I had tHis salad for dinner tonight, and we loved it! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Thanks, too, for including the nutrition facts.

    Mary B Karas

    Made it & it was aWFUL. It was so dull, added extra lemon to let that flavor out, but blah. I like all the ingredients, but not the flavor. Served it to a party of 4 & no one liked it.

      saige

      sorry about the caps in advance. it’s not me, it won’t let me turn them off. anyways, try and make a different dressing. i suggest mixing olive oil with balsamic vinegar and bring out a little taste with a dill herb mixture you can buy in any grocery store. add a little mustard for even more taste. it’s a french dressing and it’s divine with this salad.

    Valerie

    Replaced corn with chickpeas for a PROTein boost. Yummy!

    Tiffany

    AmaZinglY delicious!

    Lee

    Delicious

    Chubby Fashionista

    Wow,I prepared this amazing Dish and my husband did really enjoyed it…

    Laura

    Tasty and easy! GReat on top of some warm crusty bread from the toaster oven. 🙂

    Raquel

    If I don’t USE rotisserie chicken, how would I cook the chicken boil or fried?

    Cindy

    RecOmmenDed Entree or Other sides to eat this with? Thanks

      Cindy

      Also, hOw Long Will this last in fridge?

      Lil

      Cucumber sticks sprinkled with lime tajin is an excellent side!

    Donna Teeter

    AWESOME. Avovafo tuna salad
    We love that avocado
    We’re trying avocado with chicken tonight
    We are not using corn we are putting cucumber insted like the tina had
    Thanks

    Krista

    Healthy, delish. All my fav ingriedanTs

    Juan

    Amo esto

    Lisa

    Has anyone ever made this with bAlsamic vinegar? How did it come out?

    Suzy

    If you make this the night before will it keep for luncH the next day? Just THINKING of the avocado.

    Kallai

    Is this w hot chicken and corn or cold?

      Layla

      The chicken and corn can be cold, warm, or at room temp. Enjoy!

    CyN

    Made tHe chicken with avocado salad last night, ate it wrapped with a gluten free corn toriLla… my family ABSOLUTELY loved it!!!

    Stephanie

    my family isn’t much for onion so I omitted it and added a can of black beans, and a little minced garlic. it’s delicious!

      Layla

      Yum, adding black beans sounds delicious!

    belinda kusi

    healthy foods

    Mary caffery

    Looks good

    Mizhel

    Can i put this iN a wrap and freeze it?

      Layla

      I haven’t tried freezing this salad and I don’t recommend freezing it because the avocado will brown and dry up. Please do let us know if you try it!

    jessica

    Skip the useless corn, no grains. Try peas!

      Kim

      So Agree either for me be Gass

      Kayli

      There are three veggies that are highest in starch potato, corn and peas…

    Matashia

    Do youu know how many calories are in a serving? 😊

      Layla

      I just added the nutritional facts. It should load under the recipe. It looks like there are about 113 calories per 1/2 cup serving.

    Amanda

    Your recipes are always the best. Your the only food blog I’m subscribed via email to! Lol, thank you for the daily inspiration!

      Layla

      Thank you so much, Amanda! I really appreciate it 🙂