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Try Our Avocado Chicken Salad – Eating Healthy Is Easy!

If you’re a chicken salad fan and enjoy the creamy goodness of avocado you will love this healthy take on an old favorite. 

Greek yogurt helps lower the overall calories, while bell pepper adds a nice crunch. Cilantro and lime juice provide an unexpected zing that will perk up your taste buds and have you adding this recipe to your list of favorites!


  • 2 cups shredded chicken (about 10 oz shredded*)
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise



1.  Shred chicken, chop bell pepper and cilantro.

Mix It Up

2.  Add the chopped avocado to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle it with the lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  The lime juice and salt help keep the avocado from browning.

3.  Add the cilantro, bell pepper and shredded chicken to the avocado and mix until everything is evenly blended. Add the yogurt and mayonnaise, stirring until ingredients are well coated.


4.  Serve this tasty chicken salad on bread, crackers or in a pita pocket. If you’re trying to cut carbs, serve on a bed of lettuce.


Recipe Tips & Nutrition

We encourage you to experiment and make this recipe your own. We added bell pepper to the original recipe thinking it needed more texture. Chopped sweet onion or apples could also add crunch. Or give this recipe a southwestern flair with a little chipotle pepper seasoning. 

*Shred chicken the easy way:  While still warm, put the chicken breast into the bowl of a stand mixer with a flat beater attachment.  Turn the mixer on at the lowest speed for approximately 30 seconds to a minute. Keep a close eye on the progress–chicken shreds quickly and you don’t want to over do it!  The key is using a low speed and warm (not hot or cooled) chicken breast.  Try it and tell us what you think!

Nutritional Information

Serves:  Four

Details Per Serving
Calories:  301 calories
Carbohydrates:  3 grams
Fat:  20 grams
Protein:  25 grams

Prep Time:  20 minutes

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