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.
Ever 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!
Watch how to make the salad here:
Avocado Chicken Salad
- 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
- In a large bowl, add the shredded chicken, avocado, onion, avocados, corn, and cilantro.
- Drizzle with the lime (or lemon) juice, olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently until all the Ingredients are combined.
Bob P says
HUGE success, and extremely easy. I made it so that I wouldn’t have to cook in these 118 degree Palm Spring days (I used leftover chicken). I followed the recipe pretty much, although I jacked the ingredients up a bit (2 tablespoons of cilantro? Not in MY house… closer to half a cup.), chilled it, and my wife dined on chicken salad and my son on cold corn tortilla tacos (I actually don’t eat chicken salad). It was so good and so easy that I’m making it again today for weekend snacking. The one deviation I made to the recipe was added a skosh of McCormick Salad Supreme seasoning… my wife thinks that Salad Supreme, like Windex, fixes everything.
Robin Upchurch says
I used canned white chicken and it was delicious!!!
Delicious! So simple yet so flavorful! A definite keeper!
Do you possible have the nutrition info for this salad?
Much thanks for any info you can share!
I made this with romaine lettuce and a balsamic dressing and it was perfect! The fam loved it <3
Could you use canned chicken?
I use canned chicken, and love it. That makes it quicker – just make sure you separate the chicken into flakes when you take it out of the can.
Lori Lee Johnson says
This was absolutely amazing! My son helped me whip it up in no time at all and we devoured it for dinner. This will be in our rotation from now on. Thanks so very much for recipe.
Easy, delicious and so filling!
This looks fantastic. I could serve it with chips and my kids would devour it. I love how simple the dressing is. I have perfectly ripe AVOCADOS in the fridge right now. I am making this for dinner
budda mccullin says
SO GOOD AND EASY TO MAKE. DELICIOUS
Georgia Littleton says
How many carbs does this have? I’m trying to find recipes for my dad but am unable to find the carb count.
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 says
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 says
Was a little bland. So i added jalapeno, cumin, and garlic. Really kicked it up.
Familia Carreon says
nos encanto, deliciosa
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!
i’M doing this for a school project what is the calories per serving? Or is there none?
(Sorry for caps lock)
How many calories
Love it! I added black beans and boiled egg. And i also used differe spices. Will de make it again.
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.
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.
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.
Yum, your alterations sound delicious!!
Olivia Hodgson says
i added cumin, curry and paprika and it made all the difference in the world!
How many calories has a portion avocado chicken salad?
What is the serving size?? A cup or half cup?
So good And hEalthy! Love it!!
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?
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 says
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 says
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.
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.
Replaced corn with chickpeas for a PROTein boost. Yummy!
Chubby Fashionista says
Wow,I prepared this amazing Dish and my husband did really enjoyed it…
Tasty and easy! GReat on top of some warm crusty bread from the toaster oven. 🙂
If I don’t USE rotisserie chicken, how would I cook the chicken boil or fried?
RecOmmenDed Entree or Other sides to eat this with? Thanks
Also, hOw Long Will this last in fridge?
Cucumber sticks sprinkled with lime tajin is an excellent side!
Donna Teeter says
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
Healthy, delish. All my fav ingriedanTs
Has anyone ever made this with bAlsamic vinegar? How did it come out?
If you make this the night before will it keep for luncH the next day? Just THINKING of the avocado.
Is this w hot chicken and corn or cold?
The chicken and corn can be cold, warm, or at room temp. Enjoy!
Made tHe chicken with avocado salad last night, ate it wrapped with a gluten free corn toriLla… my family ABSOLUTELY loved it!!!
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!
Yum, adding black beans sounds delicious!
belinda kusi says
Mary caffery says
Can i put this iN a wrap and freeze it?
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!
Skip the useless corn, no grains. Try peas!
So Agree either for me be Gass
There are three veggies that are highest in starch potato, corn and peas…
Do youu know how many calories are in a serving? 😊
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.
I cant seem to see the nutrition information. Has this been removed?
Just updated it! They can be found in the recipe box.
Your recipes are always the best. Your the only food blog I’m subscribed via email to! Lol, thank you for the daily inspiration!
Thank you so much, Amanda! I really appreciate it 🙂