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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
- 1 chicken breast skinless and boneless
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
TO FRY THE CHICKEN
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
VEGETABLES FOR THE SALAD
- 1 avocado cut in cubes
- 6 cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 1 small shallot chopped
- ¼ cup parsley chopped
- ⅓ cup cooked or canned corn
- Juice of one lime
- Salt to taste
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
COOKING THE CHICKEN BREAST
- 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.
PREPARING THE DRESSING
- Mix the dressing ingredients and whisk until the dressing look cloudy and a little thick.
MAKING THE SALAD
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl, add the dressing and toss well. Serve immediately.
I really need to make more protein-packed salads like this. It looks so good and it has some of my favorite veggies!
Oh my gosh this sounds so so good! My family would love this.
that looks reakly yummy. i love avocado
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.
I'm glad that your going to try my recipe, hope you enjoy it 🙂
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!
Yes, I don't think cheese goes well with avocado salads.
This looks divine! Now I am hungry!!
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!
Thanks for the kind words, Jeni! It is a delicious salad indeed 🙂
I had this for dinner tonight, haha! It's one of my favorite recipes too - I make it all of the time! Soo good!
Thank you 🙂
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.
You are right Dawn, this salad is great as a meal too.
That dressing looks AMAZING and this is an easy way to create a healthier lunch idea. Everything looks so flavorful!
This looks so delish! I love anything with Avocado in it!!! I'm pinning this to make next week!
Thank you, Marisa!
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!
Wow! I hope he likes my version 🙂
Jay | Life of Creed
Looks delicious. Love avocados! I could eat them every day. I will have to try this avocado chicken salad.
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.
Thanks for sharing this with me, Heather, and I hope that you enjoy this salad!
Yum. That looks amazing. Will definitely need to try.
Ok, that is one yummy looking salad! I'm a sucker for anything with avocado, so I was sold right away.
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.
Glad you liked my recipe 🙂
Wow! What a deliciously healthy and colorful recipe. I could honestly eat this salad every day!
That chicken really looks delicious. Avocado is an ingredient that makes everything taste better.
I agree with you. xx
This recipe looks amazing. I have a fall BBQ coming up and I plan on taking this!
I have seen pictures of this salad on all sorts of low carb pins. I never had a recipe though. This looks so good.
Thank you, Rachel 🙂
This looks so delicious! I love anything with avocado!
Gloria Roa Baker
Muna this salad looks absolutely delicious !!
Thank you, Gloria 🙂
I've been eating more salads lately. This looks like one that I would love!
I should follow your steps and eat more salads too 😉
Angela Ricardo Bethea
I love chicken salad. But I never thought of avocado chicken salad. I am going to try this tomorrow!
mmm I love anything avocado! I cannot wait to try it!
I love avocado and chicken. It’s a yummy combo! I’ll try this recipe later at home.
I love love love avocados! Thanks for this yummy looking recipe, I'm excited to give it a shot.