Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn | natashaskitchen.com

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! Try this chicken salad in sandwiches, pita pockets and even lettuce wraps, or simply enjoy it with a fork.

My son was particularly smitten with this salad and requested it for his birthday. It was in his top 3 requests. The other two were this shrimp dip and a cheesy breakfast sandwich. His birthday is coming up this weekend so I’ll be sure to make his dreams come true ;).

Watch How to Make Avocado Chicken Salad:

We used rotisserie chicken which makes this salad super quick and easy to prepare. It’s totally ok to cook your own chicken, or use a good quality canned and well-drained chicken in a pinch.

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn | natashaskitchen.com

Easy Ingredients!!

This Avocado Chicken Salad has such simple ingredients and you may already have everything you need to make it (I just love when that happens)!

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn | natashaskitchen.com

Tips for Storing Leftovers:

Cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface of the salad (keeping the air out will prevent browning of the avocados) and refrigerate.

Serve this chicken salad as an entree, or in sandwiches, pita pockets and even as a filling for lettuce wraps. This avocado chicken salad is deliciously versatile.

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Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

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This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $10-$12
Serving: 6 as a side or 4 as an entree

Ingredients

Avocado Chicken Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 large chicken breasts,* shredded or chopped
  • 3 medium or 2 large avocados
  • 1 cup corn (from 1 cooked cob)
  • 6 oz Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ¼ cup Chives or green onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Dill
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, cut in halves or quarters, optional

Lemon Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • ⅛ 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 ¼ 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.

Notes

*You can use rotisserie chicken, cook your own chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper or use well-drained canned chicken.

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Tools Used to Make this Recipe (affiliate links):

Boos Cutting Board
OXO Fruit Scoop
Wusthof Cook’s Knife

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn | natashaskitchen.com

This salad is seriously tasty and easy; hearty but feel good food at the same time. It makes me want to plan a picnic and I am overdue for a picnic ;).

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Kathi Maggio
    August 20, 2017

    So I used baby corn, hearts of palm and artichoke hearts in addition to the regular ingredients. I didn’t use dill, and I used my homemade Italian dressing. It was yummy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2017

      I love the sound of all those changes. Thank you for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Rachelle
    August 20, 2017

    How long does this keep in the refrigerator? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 20, 2017

      Hi Rachelle, I have kept it refrigerated up to 2 days. I think this is the very best when it is served the same day but the avocados will be fine until the next day because the lemon juice in the dressing preserves them. To be safe, I would suggest placing plastic wrap directly over the salad to keep the air out which is what causes the avocados to brown. Reply

  • Denise, Nova Scotia, Canada
    August 19, 2017

    Made this salad tonight, delicious! And I am not a fan of advocados. Used as a main course, lots of veggies, protein, and good fats. A new favourite. Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2017

      You are welcome Denise and thank you for making it 😬 Reply

  • Marcella Thorson
    August 17, 2017

    I made this twice already – I baked my own skin on bone in chicken breasts – I switched the doll out for cilantro – you could also buy lime juice instead of lemon. It was delicious and a keeper Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 17, 2017

      That’s great to hear Marcella! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your review and suggestions with other readers! Reply

  • August 17, 2017

    Totally tasty!! I’m not terribly keen on corn so I used red pepper instead and it was lovely! Pretty easy and quick to put together. Looking forward to having leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 17, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Rachel Yen
    August 17, 2017

    Hi,Natasha.
    I’d try few of your avocado salad recipes.I’m love them so much.Easy and taste good.
    Thank you so much for sharing the recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 17, 2017

      Hello Rachel! I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Jenny
    August 16, 2017

    Making tonight for dinner. I know it will be yummy, this salad has all my favorite ingredients. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 17, 2017

      It is popular for good reason! Please let me know what you think Jenny! Reply

  • Cheryl
    August 16, 2017

    I made this salad tonight and it was delicious. I used a rotisserie chicken so my chicken ingredient was larger than two chicken breasts. I used the same measurements for the dressing and it was enough to coat all the ingredients. My recipe file is vast so I hope I remember to make this salad again! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 17, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Cheryl! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

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