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Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

The avocado chicken salad is one of those salads that can replace a meal and keep you full for a long time. If you are into healthy eating or not this salad is created to please. In some of the images below, you’ll see my husband enjoying it with some tortilla chips!

close up shot of avocado chicken salad.

I must admit that I don’t post salad recipes often on my blog, in fact, avocado chicken salad inspired me to share different varieties of salads with you. I did share previously a to die for Pasta salad, and my favorite is also carrot salad.

Scooping avocado chicken salad with tortilla chips

I think what makes this avocado chicken salad the best alternative to a meal, is having all that your body needs in a bowl. Protein, vitamins, minerals, and of course Avocado is known for its heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, besides the amazing different texture of vegetables.

tossing avocado chicken salad with wooden spoons.

The dressing is simple, but it enhances the flavor of the vegetables used in this salad. If you are not used consuming avocado, then I suggest that you make sure that the dressing seasoning is to your liking, avocado is creamy and a little on the sweet side, if you don’t like that hint of sweetness in your salad, add more lime juice or salt.

How to make an avocado chicken salad

To make this salad a great treat, make sure that the avocado is firm but not rock hard. (hmmm, I’m not sure how to describe this for you!) Well, it should be ripe but not mushy. Using a soft avocado will ruin the flavor of the salad.

chicken seasonings
mixed spices for the chicken breast.
Seasoned chicken breast
seasoned chicken breast is being fried in a pan
chicken breast perfectly cooked.
dressing is ready to be used in the salad
avocado chicken salad ingredients in a bowl
dressing is poured over avocado chicken salad

The avocado chicken salad is best consumed the same day. The lime juice in the dressing will prevent the avocado from turning dark, but it won’t be effective for long. I suggest that you prepare the dressing and the chicken ahead of time but cut the avocado a few minutes before serving. Keep the salad in the fridge to maintain flavor and texture.

avocado chicken salad served in a white plate.

I’d suggest that you use fresh ingredients when making an avocado chicken salad but if you must, use canned corn instead of fresh, the taste will be the same.

Let’s make this salad!

feature image for avocado chicken salad

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

A delicious recipe, made from a tender chicken breast, mixed vegetables, and simple yet tasty dressing.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado chicken salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 1 chicken breast skinless and boneless


  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 avocado cut in cubes
  • 6 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 small shallot chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • 1/3 cup cooked or canned corn


  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper



  • Pat the chicken dry and season both sides of the chicken breast.
  • In a hot pan, add the butter and olive oil. When hot, add the chicken and fry on high for 3 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken and fry the other side for 4 minutes on high. Make sure the chicken is well cooked!
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and cover for 5 minutes. Slice the chicken and keep aside.


  • Mix the dressing ingredients and whisk until the dressing look cloudy and a little thick.


  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl, add the dressing and toss well. Serve immediately.


Calories: 300kcal
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avocado salad served with yogurt and tortilla chips on the side.
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  1. I really need to make more protein-packed salads like this. It looks so good and it has some of my favorite veggies!

  2. kristin

    Oh my gosh this sounds so so good! My family would love this.

  3. that looks reakly yummy. i love avocado

  4. This looks absolutely delicious. I’ve printed the recipe so I can incorporate it into our menu. We all love chicken and avocado, so this looks like the perfect meal for us.

  5. I love avocado so much! This chicken salad is exactly what I love! I need to recreate it. Love that it does not have cheese!

  6. Ruthie Ridley

    This looks divine! Now I am hungry!!

  7. 5 stars
    I literally would dive into that right now if I could! EVERYTHING in that salad is amazing and the way you put it together is sounding pretty yummy right about now!

  8. adriana

    I had this for dinner tonight, haha! It’s one of my favorite recipes too – I make it all of the time! Soo good!

  9. This looks so tasty! Adding avocado sounds like the perfect way to level up my regular chicken salad. It’s great for so many nutritional reasons too.

  10. That dressing looks AMAZING and this is an easy way to create a healthier lunch idea. Everything looks so flavorful!

  11. This looks so delish! I love anything with Avocado in it!!! I’m pinning this to make next week!

  12. You had me at avocado! This sounds really good. I’d love to make it to share with my grandson. He loves avocado and chicken!

  13. Looks delicious. Love avocados! I could eat them every day. I will have to try this avocado chicken salad.

  14. Growing up we ate a lot of casseroles. All of the meal was added to one pan and done! I feel like bowls are the casseroles for the new generation. Fill them up with yummy ingredients and you’re ready. This avocado chicken salad looks divine. So much healthier than the casseroles my mom used to make.

  15. Yum. That looks amazing. Will definitely need to try.

  16. Ok, that is one yummy looking salad! I’m a sucker for anything with avocado, so I was sold right away.

  17. I just recently had avocado for the first time where it wasn’t in guacamole. OMG it was so good. I need to make this salad.

  18. 5 stars
    Wow! What a deliciously healthy and colorful recipe. I could honestly eat this salad every day!

  19. Janeane Davis

    That chicken really looks delicious. Avocado is an ingredient that makes everything taste better.

  20. This recipe looks amazing. I have a fall BBQ coming up and I plan on taking this!

  21. I have seen pictures of this salad on all sorts of low carb pins. I never had a recipe though. This looks so good.

  22. This looks so delicious! I love anything with avocado!

  23. 5 stars
    Muna this salad looks absolutely delicious !!

  24. I’ve been eating more salads lately. This looks like one that I would love!

  25. 5 stars
    I love chicken salad. But I never thought of avocado chicken salad. I am going to try this tomorrow!

  26. 5 stars
    mmm I love anything avocado! I cannot wait to try it!

  27. 5 stars
    I love avocado and chicken. It’s a yummy combo! I’ll try this recipe later at home.

  28. I love love love avocados! Thanks for this yummy looking recipe, I’m excited to give it a shot.

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