Delicious Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

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Avocados and chicken complement each other very well and make for a delicious salad. The creaminess of ripe avocados and the tenderness and juiciness of the chicken perfectly blend well with each other. Avocado chicken salad makes for a tasty lunch option. You can either mash the avocados or cut them in chunks – either way, it makes for an appetizing addition to the wholesome salad, which can also work wonders as a sandwich filling. So what are you waiting for? Let us take a look at how to make delicious avocado chicken salad.

How to make Avocado Chicken Salad?

This is a fairly simple recipe. Usually, mashed avocados work as a healthier substitute for mayonnaise for binding the ingredients in the salad. However, you can also cut them in chunks and add them along with roasted chicken in the salad. In this recipe, we will go by the latter. Furthermore, you can add tomatoes and arugula leaves to the salad and a seasoning of salt, pepper, and lime juice. The salad can also be made with the permutation and combination of other vegetables such as cucumbers, olives, corn, and bell peppers. It is best to always be open to experimenting with the ingredients as that can bring about an interesting outcome. So without any further ado, let us get started. 

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Easy-to-make, delicious avocado chicken salad makes for a healthy meal!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, American, European
Keyword: avocado chicken salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados (cut in thin slices)
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced

For dressing

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced jalapeno
  • 2 tsp honey
  • salt (as per taste)
  • freshly ground pepper (as per taste)

Instructions

  • To make avocado chicken salad, take a large bowl and mix together cubed avocado pieces, chicken, arugula leaves, cherry tomatoes, and thinly sliced red onions.
  • Meanwhile, whisk to combine the dressing ingredients, which are lime juice, finely chopped cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, minced jalapeno, and honey. Season it with salt and pepper as per your preference. 
  • Once done, combine the salad and the dressing ingredients. Gently toss it until it is consistently mixed. Voila! your delicious avocado chicken salad is ready to be eaten!
    Chicken salad with avocado, arugula and cherry tomatoes in a wooden plate.

Notes

Cilantro can be substituted with basil or parsley. Uncured turkey bacon can also be added to the salad to enhance the taste. For a creamier version, mashed avocados can be used instead of cubed or sliced avocados. This salad should be eaten as soon as it is made so that the freshness stays. However, if you were to store it, place it in a bowl and cover it completely with a plastic wrap to ensure that the chicken salad is not exposed to air.

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. As a Content & Culinary Outreach Specialist, she is responsible for developing and managing the website’s recipe section. An avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends, Ishani helps strategize and create authentic content for the website’s social media platforms. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. 

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