This Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe has so much flavor! It’s creamy but light with the avocado and so satisfying. I know, I know chicken salad recipes usually have mayo but you will never miss it!

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn

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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!

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe:

My son was particularly smitten with this chicken avocado 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 ;).

This chicken salad is a winner and it is well loved by adults and children. Everything about this is good and you’ll want that fresh lemon dressing on all of your salads.

Chicken Salad Recipe in a bowl with avocado, corn, bacon, dill, chives and egg for the best chicken avocado salad

Easy Chicken Salad 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)!

  • We use rotisserie chicken to simplify the process but you can cook your own chicken breast
  • If you are looking to cut the fat, use turkey bacon instead
  • For extra protein, add 2 hard boiled eggs

How to Make this a Paleo Chicken Salad:

This salad is perfect for nearly every diet. To make this salad paleo friendly, sub the corn (which is considered a grain) with sliced cucumber.

Chicken salad ingredients for chicken avocado salad

How to Store Leftover Chicken Salad:

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

How to Serve Chicken Salad:

This avocado chicken salad is deliciously versatile. It is a protein packed salad so it’s perfect for work lunch or meal prep and the lemon keeps it fresh and vibrant. Serve this chicken salad:

  • As a main course salad
  • In sandwiches or pita pockets
  • As a filling for lettuce wraps

How to Serve Chicken Salad as a main course salad in a bowl

This is one of our very favorite salad recipes; seriously tasty and easy, hearty but feel good food at the same time.

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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.

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Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

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Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
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 recipe is a keeper! Easy, excellent chicken salad recipe with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn. Optional: For even more protein, we add 2 hard boiled eggs, halved or quartered. 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 as a side dish

Avocado Chicken Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 large cooked chicken breasts, shredded or chopped
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 cup corn, from 1 cooked cob
  • 6 oz lean bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chives , (or green onion), chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Dill, chopped, or to taste

Lemon Dressing:

Instructions

  • Dice or shred the 2 large cooked chicken breasts and place into a large mixing bowl.
  • Peel and pit 2 large avocados, slice into bite-sized pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of cooked corn (freshly cooked corn is best), toss in 1/4 cup chopped green onion, chopped bacon, and 2 Tbsp fresh Dill.
  • 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

*Use rotisserie chicken, cook your own chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper or use well-drained canned chicken.
**For a healthier salad, you can use uncured turkey bacon which tastes amazing, but has less fat. 

Nutrition Per Serving

324kcal Calories11g Carbs25g Protein20g Fat3g Saturated Fat48mg Cholesterol1002mg Sodium535mg Potassium5g Fiber1g Sugar260IU Vitamin A12mg Vitamin C17mg Calcium1.1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
324
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
48
mg
16
%
Sodium
 
1002
mg
44
%
Potassium
 
535
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
Vitamin A
 
260
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
Calcium
 
17
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1.1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad Recipe
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 324

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We hope you discover a new favorite in this recipe. It’s one of those recipes that you make once and then 50 times over. If you try it, let me know what you think in a comment below!

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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  • S Jones
    April 22, 2024

    Love this recipe especially in the summer! But I found it’s even easier and has a bit more crunch if you don’t cook the corn, just cut it off the cob and leave it raw, makes for a crisp cool summertime meal and great for days when stored properly! (Though there’s not usually much left at our house!)

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  • Jac
    April 13, 2024

    No guilt, Fabulous!
    I’m on my own so I’m cooking dinner for one. It’s just as delicious the next day on a croissant for lunch.

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