A white bowl of grilled chicken and avocado salad kept next to spoons and folks, atop a grey table
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Avocado Chicken Salad

Easy-to-make, delicious avocado chicken salad makes for a healthy meal!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, American, European
Keyword: avocado chicken salad
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.