Add a creamy, healthy twist to a lunchtime classic with this recipe for The Best Avocado Chicken Salad.

The Best Avocado Chicken Salad in hollowed-out avocados

I was a bit late to the avocado craze. I never understood the allure of the pitted fruit (Trivia Time: The avocado is actually a fruit!). Much like watermelon, I never really had a knack for picking perfect avocados.

Large bowl containing chicken, avocado, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lime juice, sugar, scallions, dill and parsley

And then the avocado toast craze began.

Soon enough, good ol’ guacamole took second seat to a smashed and slathered iteration of the classic ‘cado. And from avocado toast, the avocado rose was born… and I was hooked!

While I may have been late to the avocado toast game, I like to think I saved my efforts for the “avocado bowl” craze… that has yet to catch on, but shall we get a head start?

Mixed avocado chicken salad in clear bowl with spatula

I don’t use superlatives lightly around here, but this recipe for chicken salad truly deserves the title of “The Best Avocado Chicken Salad.”

It’s a riff on my top-rated Leftover Turkey Salad. A touch of mayo lends tangy goodness, but the real creaminess is courtesy of the avocado, which adds healthy fat and delicious flavor to the mix. So grab your fave store-bought rotisserie chicken (or roast your own!), hang on to those avocado peels and let the hashtagging begin! #avocadobowl

The Best Avocado Chicken Salad served in hollowed-out avocados
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The Best Avocado Chicken Salad

Add a healthy twist to a comfort food favorite with this easy recipe for The Best Avocado Chicken Salad.
4.89 from 9 votes
The Best Avocado Chicken Salad in hollowed-out avocados
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/2 cups chopped chicken
  • 1 small avocado, pitted and cubed (See Kelly's Note)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, avocado, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lime juice, sugar, scallions, dill and parsley, stirring until well mixed.
  • Taste and season the chicken salad with salt and pepper then serve immediately or store, covered, in the fridge.

Kelly's Note

  • To up your presentation game, serve the chicken salad in hollowed-out avocados. 
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Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 149mg, Potassium: 23mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 185IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. Before I start… Can this hold in the refrigerator for a day or so …? I sense the avocado will turn brown… or perhaps there is enough lime in the mix to hold the avocado from turning brown ?

    I just finished the last of the first ever batch I made! See review on the recipe.

    1. Hi Martin! This chicken salad will last up to a couple of days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

  2. 5 stars
    Had 2 friends over yesterday and fixed avocado chick salad and served in shell as you suggested… delicious! Had a bowl of mixed fruit and nuts and special rolls!
    Great lunch!

  3. Awesome! My daughter hoarded some for her work lunch the next day. Added a little finely chopped red onion for color and pizzazz. Served on greens with a bit of tomato and it was beautiful and filling and healthy! I wondered about some tiny chunks of apple?

  4. Want to serve your chicken salad over avocados for a ladies lunch. What else can I serve with it? A green salad, as shown in your picture above?

  5. 5 stars
    I made this last night and my husband and I loved it. Ate leftovers this evening and it was even better!
    Perfect recipe. I will make it again, for sure!

  6. 4 stars
    It was very good! I left out the mayo as avocado is used in its place & left out sugar as well. I don’t need the extra fat & calories! I didn’t feel it was lacking flavor with the omissions.

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