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 Salad

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.

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

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:

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Avocado Chicken Salad

By: Layla
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
Prep15 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Total20 minutes
Servings 6 people

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 

  • 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 48mg, Potassium: 509mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 153IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: healthy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, chicken, rotisserie, salad
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80 Comments

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. How many calories has a portion avocado chicken salad?

  13. 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?

    1. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    1. 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.

  16. Replaced corn with chickpeas for a PROTein boost. Yummy!