Healthy Chicken Salad with Tangy Avocado Dressing

This recipe is great because there are so many variations you could make on this. I made a simple, no bells and whistles version (most likely because of an empty fridge), but here are some possible add-ins:

Celery: Hello, lovely crunch!
Red grapes: I love grapes in my chicken salad.
Diced avocado: You can never go wrong with more avocado, right?
Chopped red onions: Not for me, but if it is your thing, knock yourself out!
Green onions, thinly sliced: More my style than the red variety.

It is refreshing, healthy, easy to make, and most importantly, delicious.

Chicken Salad with Tangy Avocado Dressing
Serves 2

1.5-2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons packed fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup cold water
salt and pepper to taste
slivered almonds, toasted (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients except chicken and almonds in a food processor (or in a bowl if you want to use a handheld/immersion blender).
2. Blend until smooth. Mix with chicken. Top with toasted almonds. Enjoy on bread, on a wrap, or on top of a bed of spinach.

Verdict: Great! Very refreshing and tasty.
Husband’s take: He didn’t have any of this. It was my lunch one day.
Changes I would make: None. Except maybe some of the add-ins I mentioned above.
Difficulty: Easy!

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13 comments

  1. I just made this, and added in dried cranberries and diced apples. This is absolutely delicious! I love avocado, but I’m lacking in culinary creativity, so I’d always mash it up and eat it with turkey on wheat bread. Tasty, but boring after a while. This recipe is amazing, and now I’m scouring the internet for more avocado creations.

  2. I love finding new additions to chicken salad… the same old way gets boring, but your suggestions and dressing look like something I could really dig my teeth into! yum!

  3. Love that green!! This looks so good. I need to start playing with avocado more. You are inspiring me! :)

  4. Gotta love avocados!

  5. You’re right! Can never go wrong with more avocado.

  6. oh i can see me putting this dressing on just about EVERYTHING!

  7. This dressing is so up my alley! I have been living on avocados lately!

  8. Avocado and slivered almonds sounds like a great combo!

  9. Anything with avocado is a win in my book!

  10. I love the idea of avocado dressing on chicken salad. That’s genius! It looks so cool and creamy!

  11. That avocado dressing sounds so tasty and I love the crunch of adding toasted almonds at the end. Delicious!

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