A healthy chicken salad seems like an impossible culinary dream. Yet nothing is impossible with Avocado Chicken Salad! Instead of mayo, the avocado serves at the creamy center of this savory lunchtime luxury. Filled with all the incredible flavors that make chicken salad so tasty, Avocado Chicken Salad offers a healthier and reduced fat option perfect for sandwiches or salad greens.
Ingredients• 1 cup chicken, cooked and chopped • 1 ripe avocado, seeded and peeled • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped • 2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, finely chopped • 2 teaspoons lime juice or 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus more to taste • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 teaspoon olive oil, optional, to taste • sandwich bread or salad greens, for serving
Mix together the chicken, avocado, apple, celery, and red onion into a medium sized bowl.
Lightly mash the avocado using a fork and stir it so that everything gets evenly mixed.
Add in the cilantro or parsley, lime juice or lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
Add in more lime or lemon juice or salt to your liking. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil if the mixture seems a little dry.
Serve theAvocado Chicken Salad on some sandwich bread, toasted bread, or even salad greens.