Avocado Chicken Salad. This chicken salad is made without any mayo, just avocado! Perfect for an easy lunch or light dinner! Keep it low carb and fresh by using lettuce wraps. 

Juicy, tender chunks of chicken mixed with red onion, cilantro, and covered in avocado. Making for an easy to put together avocado chicken salad that is perfect for scooping onto a bread roll, croissant, cracker, or into some fresh lettuce wraps!

Lettuce cups filled with avocado chicken salad.

How do I make Avocado Chicken Salad?

This avocado chicken salad comes together quick and easy. Making it perfect as a lunch meal.

The main ingredient is chicken. You can either use diced chicken or shredded chicken. Just depends on your preference. If you make the chicken ahead of time then the time needed to make this recipe is only about 5 minutes. You can also use a rotisserie chicken if you prefer. There’s instructions below in the recipe on the easiest way to cook and shred chicken also!

This chicken salad is made with mashed up avocado. No mayo needed.

Avocado Chicken Salad with tomatoes in a lettuce wrap.

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Avocado Chicken Salad


  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Avocado Chicken Salad. This chicken salad is made without any mayo, just avocado! Perfect for an easy lunch or light dinner! Keep it low carb and fresh by using lettuce wraps.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked and diced or shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced cilantro
  • 2 small avocados
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup diced grape tomatoes
  • Butter lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl add the shredded or diced chicken, red onion and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl mash the avocado, add the salt and garlic powder. Stir to combine. Spoon into the chicken mixture and stir until mixed.
  3. Serve as desired and enjoy! Top with diced tomatoes and hot sauce if desired.

Notes

If cooking chicken to shred heat a medium size pan over medium heat. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Add the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes then turn to cook the other side. Pour about 2-3 cups of water into the pan, cover with a lid and allow to cook for about 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove and chicken will easily shred.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Protein: 24 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg