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.

Tools Used to Make this Recipe (affiliate links):

Boos Cutting Board
OXO Fruit Scoop
Wusthof Cook’s Knife

This salad is a winner! It fits nearly every diet and children love it too. Everything about this is good and you’ll want that dressing on all of your salads.

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 ;).

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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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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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  • NattyBrarian
    January 18, 2018

    Sooo good!! I’ve had this recipe saved for a while & finally got a chance & all the ingredients to throw it together. It is a definite keeper!! Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing!! Reply

  • Riina Vood
    January 18, 2018

    Hey!
    All your recipes are very good but I would love to know the amount of kilocalories, thanks Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      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 Riina! Reply

  • Emilie Polenik
    January 17, 2018

    This was one of the best salads I have made in quite a long while. I printed the recipe to take along when I visit my friend in Florida. She will love it!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 17, 2018

      I’m glad to hear how much you like the recipe. Thanks for sharing and spreading the love Emilie! Reply

  • Germaine
    January 17, 2018

    is the chicken boiled? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 17, 2018

      Hi Germaine, I used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from Costco, but you can use a boiled chicken or sauteed chicken. The chicken can be cooked a variety of ways and it will still work well. Reply

  • Eleni
    January 16, 2018

    Yummy! First recipe I tried and love it. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 17, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Eleni! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Sandra
    January 16, 2018

    I am on a low carb/ keto diet. How many carbs per serving. It looks wonderful. Afraid the corn would make it to high in carbs. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2018

      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 Sandra! Reply

  • Marcy youker
    January 16, 2018

    your recipes look so good,can’t wait to try them, starting with the chicken salad, Thank you for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2018

      My pleasure Marcy! I hope you love the salad, please let me know what you think of the recipe! Reply

  • Marisa
    January 16, 2018

    This is a new lunch favorite and fast dinner option for me! It is so delicious. I do modify a bit as I don’t add in the corn or the dill, and add in a squirt of mayo and mustard when mixing everything in. With these edits the meal is quickly paleo or whole30, too! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2018

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Marisa! Thanks for sharing! Reply

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