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Avocado Chicken Salad

by Capri Lilly

Avocado Chicken Salad is a healthy, nutrient-dense alternative to your average chicken salad. It is filled with heart-healthy fat, tons of protein, and tastes absolutely delicious! This chicken salad is perfect for anyone following a Keto or Whole30 diet!

healthy avocado chicken salad served with peppers, cucumbers, and pita chips

Here’s a healthy chicken salad recipe that will make you rethink the way you’ve enjoyed chicken salad in the past. This is well beyond adding cranberries and almonds to your chicken salad and a much more satisfying combination.

There are two ingredients that take this chicken salad to the next level, AND also provide incredible nutrients that comply with Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 Diet: Avocado and Coconut Cream!

avocado chicken salad and limes

Coconut Cream is the perfect, non-dairy substitute for cream. It has 0 net carbs, 5.2 grams of fat, and about a gram of protein, making it not only keto-friendly but perfect for those who want to enjoy a dairy-free chicken salad without mayo or sour cream!

And, of course, we cannot forget about the amazing superfood, Avocado! Avocado is a great source of good fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and 20 essential vitamins in every serving. Make sure to use a ripe avocado as it will make this chicken salad extra creamy.

ingredients to make avocado chicken salad

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD

  • Chicken Breasts or Cutlets
  • Avocado
  • Onions, Peppers, and Garlic
  • Coconut Cream (optional, added for extra creaminess)
  • Limes
  • Spices: Salt, Pepper, and Red Crushed Peppers
  • Optional Add-ins: Celery, Sliced Almonds, Dried Cranberries

HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD

Start by roasting the chicken in the oven or use rotisserie chicken for an even faster option. Then, add sliced chicken and remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine, making sure to mash the avocado while mixing. Taste and adjust the flavor to your liking: adding more lime to make the chicken salad zestier, and more avocado to make it creamier.

avocado chicken salad

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad is a healthy, nutrient-dense alternative to your average chicken salad. It is filled with heart-healthy fat, tons of protein, and tastes absolutely delicious! This chicken salad is perfect for anyone following a Keto or Whole30 diet!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Keyword: avocado, avocado chicken salad, chicken, dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 Large Ripe Avocados, pits removed
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Cream, optional
  • 2 Jalapenos, chopped
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Red Crushed Pepper, optional
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper, plus more to taste

Optional Ingredients

  • 2 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries

Instructions

Prepare The Chicken Breast

  • Preheat the oven to 375. In an oven-safe dish, mix chicken, garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and red crushed pepper. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven. Using two forks, shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. Once shredded, allow the chicken to cool, about 10 minutes)

Making The Chicken Salad

  • Prepare the vegetables: Chop the onion, jalapeno, and cilantro.
  • Place the shredded chicken and remaining ingredients into a large bowl. Mix the remaining ingredients together, using the forks to mash the avocado.
  • Top the salad with more lime. Taste and adjust the flavor to your liking: adding more lime to make the chicken salad zestier, and more avocado (or coconut cream) to make it creamier.

Notes

Use Rotisserie Chicken for an even faster meal prep option. 

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