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.

⬇️Print-Friendly Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe:

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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  • Brenda Eldridge
    September 18, 2017

    Calorie Content? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Brenda! Reply

  • Janine Bouchard
    September 18, 2017

    This is so good! I’ve made it a few times now! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe Janine! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Jill
    September 18, 2017

    The hits just keep coming, Natasha! Made this over the weekend and served in on top of olive oil-rubbed baguette slices. It was quickly gobbled up.

    PS: I also really love your shrimp fried rice recipe. Simple and delish! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2017

      LOL, thanks Jill! I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Becca M.
    September 16, 2017

    We made this today, and it was OUTSTANDING!!!! It’s literally the most savory, filling, yet light recipe! Delicious, and WILL make it again! My only question…do you reheat the next day or keep cold? Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2017

      Hi Becca, I keep and serve it chilled 🙂 Reply

  • Linda Campbell
    September 16, 2017

    I made this and I give it a (10) it was great. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

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

  • Nadia
    September 16, 2017

    How do you cook your corn for this salad?
    Thanks. Reply

  • Bea
    September 16, 2017

    I bet this would also be great with crabmeat. Anybody tried that? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2017

      I have not tried that but if you experiment, let me know how it goes 🙂 Reply

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