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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Gotta love avocados!

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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