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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


  • 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


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.


Use Rotisserie Chicken for an even faster meal prep option.