Avocado Chicken Salad – Closet Cooking


Avocado Chicken Salad

A cool and creamy chicken salad with an avocado dressing/sauce!

Summer is the season for salads! Normally I think about lettuce and vegetable salads but chicken salads are also perfect for summer! A chicken salad normally has a base of cooked and shredded or diced chicken that is mixed with a dressing, often a mayonnaise based dressing, that is served as is or in a sandwich, wrap, etc. This chicken salad uses mashed avocado for the dressing, with a touch of mayo, and it’s seasoned with bright lemon juice, fresh parsley and onions! There are so many different options for this salad, from using lime juice, adding jalapenos, celery, parmesan, etc. and two of my favourites are to add cooked bacon or sun-dried tomatoes! This avocado chicken salad is amazing in a sandwich and it easy to make a little ahead of time to bring on a picnic or lunch on teh beach.

Avocado Chicken Salad

Add sun-dried tomatoes or bacon!

Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4

A cool and creamy chicken salad with an avocado dressing/sauce!

ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup avocado, diced or mashed
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
directions
  1. Mix everything and enjoy!

Option: Replace some or all of the mayonnaise with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
Option: Replace lemon juice with lime juice.
Option: Replace green onions with red onions.
Option: Replace the parsley with cilantro, or basil, etc.
Option: Add 1 jalapeno, finely diced!
Option: Add 1/2 cup celery, diced.
Option: Add 1/3 cup cooked bacon!
Option: Add 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced.
Option: Add 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 281, Fat 21g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 58mg, Sodium 140mg, Carbs 4g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 0.5g), Protein 18g

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4

Sandwiches filled with a tasty avocado chicken salad!

ingredients
  • 1 batch avocado chicken salad – link this
  • 4 buns (gluten-free for gluten-free)
directions
  1. Assemble sandwiches and enjoy!

Option: Add your favourite sandwich extras such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, etc.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 397, Fat 22g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 58mg, Sodium 350mg, Carbs 25g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g), Protein 22g

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



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