Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

This avocado chicken salad has so much flavor! It’s creamy but light with the avocado and so satisfying. I know, I know chicken salad usually has mayo but you will never miss it!

Adding avocado gives this salad just the right amount of creaminess and you all know how I feel about avocados – they pretty much make everything better!

BONUS: If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, this chicken salad tastes just as good the next day – perfect for a to-go lunch. You all are always requesting good work and school lunch ideas and I hope you love this one!

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn. Optional: For even more protein, we add 2 hard boiled eggs, halved or quartered.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Calories: 324 kcal
Servings: 6 as a side dish

Ingredients

Avocado Chicken Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 large cooked chicken breasts shredded or chopped
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 cup corn from 1 cooked cob
  • 6 oz lean bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chives (or green onion), chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Dill chopped, or to taste

Lemon Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Dice or shred the 2 large cooked chicken breasts and place into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Peel and pit 2 large avocados, slice into bite-sized pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1 cup of cooked corn (freshly cooked corn is best), toss in 1/4 cup chopped green onion, chopped bacon, and 2 Tbsp fresh Dill.
  4. Add dressing ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle over your salad and toss to combine. Serve with slices of hard boiled egg if desired.

Recipe Notes

*You can use rotisserie chicken, cook your own chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper or use well-drained canned chicken.
**For a healthier salad, you can use uncured turkey bacon which tastes amazing, but has less fat.

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