Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Avocado Chicken Salad

I thought a car was the worst thing to be without.
I was wrong.
The worst thing to be without is a computer!
Ours has been "in the shop" for a week and it has been the longest week of my life.  Sad but true.  I had to keep calling Holly to ask for my own recipes that I can't remember because I throw away the hard copies when I put them on the blog.  I have to admit, though, that I sure got a lot more done around here without the computer to sit down in front of.  Who knew I could survive without Facebook, recipe blogs, and all those other fun things I "have" to look at everyday??? 
Enough about my computer woes.  Here's a really good recipe that you are going to want to make.  I went to a church meeting where there was a tasting table (love those) and this was one of the tasty dishes.
chicken, cooked and shredded
avocado
mayo, just a little
green onion, sliced
cilantro
lime juice to taste
salt/pepper to taste

*Sorry there aren't any measurements.  I just asked what was in it and then made it to my liking.  I probably had 2 cups of chicken and then just threw the rest in until it tasted good.  I only used 1 avocado but if you really love avocados, you could use more.  I loved the lime juice, so I kept adding more of it little by little.  You definitely need a little salt, but the pepper is just if you want to.  I used a lot of cilantro and a moderate amount of green onion.  Probably 2-3 of them.  You can serve this in pitas or just eat it with chips.  We loved it and it was really good leftover, too.

57 comments:

Ryan and Holly Gibb said...

This sounds so good! Glad to have you back in cyberspace girl.

Shelly said...

I couldnt survive without my computer-just like I cant survive without your new recipes...Glad your back! Cant wait to try this. YUM!!

Sinciti said...

Made this today and it was absolutely delicious! Definitely making this again!

Dixie Supler said...

Just finished my last bite of this delicious recipe. Can't wait to have it again. It'll be my new favorite. (Found it on Pinterest!)

Whitney Pannell said...

You had me at avocado !

Ali said...

I found this on Pinterest and can't wait to try it... sounds delish and the best recipes are the ones that don't give measurements!!!
nice blog. :)

Halle said...

I am going to try this for lunch tomorrow. Yummy!

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romancingthestones said...

I am going to try this for lunch tomorrow. Yummy!

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juclucy said...

that is what I call BEAUTIFUL! I will making that tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing!

Kaitlyn said...

This was delicious! Thank you.

Miss Jo said...

I just made this with my new food processor and it turned out amazing! !!

dstarrb said...

This was wonderful - and completely legal on my low-carb diet. I wrapped it in a low-carb tortilla with lettuce. Yum!

Kara-KSS Photography said...

Sooo good!! Made with a couple tablespoons of sour cream instead of mayo. Delish!!

Katie Gibson said...

How do you cook the chicken? Boil it beforehand? No spices or anything?

Rachel Cunningham said...

You could boil it or cook it in the crockpot with a little water. I just season it with salt and pepper.

Seraph said...

This is really good, I'm making it right now for dinner and after a taste test, it's GOOD! I am adding black beans to it though.

Priscilla said...

no car, so computer essential - salad sounds good, no onions, no pepper. Hate both.
Good blog, you. Found on Pinterest, love it.

Dena said...

This looks amazing! Found you from a link on a friend's fb page. Do you mash the avocado or cube it?

Bobbi said...

May I use your picture on Pinterest?
Thank you!

Elena @ La Petite Vie said...

Just came across your super yummy recipe on Pinterest! Excited to check out your blog. Cheers!

Robin said...

Made this tonight. It was delicious! I have plenty left for another day. I used two avocados, cut them into small pieces, and sorta mashed them into the chicken as I stirred it. Lots of lime is really good, for sure.

Jessica Bancroft said...

Does it keep? or does the avocado turn brown?

Rachel Cunningham said...

It looked fine for a couple of days but then started getting brown. I think the lime juice helps.

Tamera said...

I made this tonight for a park potluck tomorrow and my boyfriend and I both declared - it's not going to the potluck. LOL It's so good! And we haven't really eaten it, just tasted a bit.

I put an avocado in my food processor with about 1/2cup of plain greek yogurt (instead of mayo), cilantro, cumin, pepper, salt and about 2 limes worth of juice. Then mixed it in with the chicken. We're going to tear this up! THANK YOU.

Jen S said...

This is the greatest idea. I LOVE chicken salad and LOVe avocado and I can't eat mayo! Perfect!

Heather said...

Just made this! Yummmmmy! Subbed yellow for green onion, and served on multigrain bread with turkey bacon. Delicious but different chicken salad!

Becky said...

This is so fresh, simple and delicious thanks for sharing!

MommyBelle said...

Found you on pinterest and so glad I did! My husband said he would gladly eat this every week and my 2 year old daughter had four helpings! It was so good and we're already planning to make it again!

Nikki said...

This sounds so yummy! I cant wait to try it!

Kimberly said...

I made this for dinner tonight. I was so simple, tasty and creamy. Didn't miss the mayo at all...in fact, it was better with out the mayo!

loriannjmu said...

Delish! I served mine in small, hollowed-out tomato halves, and it makes a really nice presentation on the plate!

Sara said...

This looks delicious I am definitely going to make this recipe. I love avocado. If you are looking for some delicious diet smoothie here are some tasty recipes to try. I love them and they are pretty easy to prepare.

Europhoenician said...

As a guy, can this be made with canned chicken? or do I need to cook/broil a chicken, cut it up or food process it,etc. Got all the fresh ingredients and looking forward to making it. Thanks.

dragonflykeep.com said...

I made this today and it is fantastic. I wrapped mine is lettuce though, gluten free alternative for me. I had pinned this weeks ago and finally had the chance to make it. I think I will add this to the recipe box!!

Kellie Bobellie said...

I'm going to get a rotisserie chicken from the deli at my local grocery store and use it to make this. That will ensure the chicken has enough flavor and it'll be perfect. This is a great recipe, I'm in LOVE with avocado. Can't wait to try it!

mrsbic said...

EXCELLENT recipe! Thanks!

Rachel said...

Thank you for this recipe! Made it today after finding it a while back on pinterest and I LOVE it. I'm a huge avocado fan so this is awesome :) For those above asking if it would keep -- anytime you make guacamole or something with avocado, adding a bit of mayo helps to keep it fresh longer. Thanks again for the delicious new idea!

MMH said...

Have you tried other herbs besides cilantro?

Anonymous Secretary said...

I have made this 2 times already. Made with small/medium chicken breast, 1/2 avocado, diced white onion, diced cilantro, lime juice and salt. It is so yummy.

E said...

I'm eating this right now - delish! Genius!

Ashley Benson said...

This looks SO YUMMY! I will make it soon. It also might get added to the menu for my Health & Fitness Vacation I am hosting this Nov. in St. Augustine, FL! Check it out on my blog!

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Becky6487 said...

I have lunch with my friend every Tuesday and this is what we're doing today! I am going to try it out with Greek yogurt, and maybe eat some with tortilla chips and put some on top of a green salad with tomatoes, corn, etc. and Trader Joe's cilantro dressing. Yum!

Katy Irick said...

I used 4 small cans of chicken 1 large avacado 1/2 of a limes juice. It will probably make 4 sandwiches. I'm debating putting egg in next time I make it.

lisa h. said...

Just got back from trader joe's with all the ingredients, cannot wait to try it in a flour tortilla for dinner tonigh

1st Man said...

A friend forwarded me the link to this and it looks divine! Avocado and cilantro, two of my all time favorite ingredients. THank you!

Anna Swartz said...

This is now one of my husband's favorite lunches to pack. Thank you so much for sharing! He liked it so much that I included it in his first favorite recipes list.
http://www.bloodtypeanddiet.com/2013/01/blood-type-recipe-favorites.html

Ciera Bowers said...

This is delicious! I subbed a couple tablespoons of sour cream for mayo. It was awesome and my husband even liked i. after complaining all evening about not wanting chicken salad he asked for seconds. I will totally make this again, plus its a good lunch for my weight watchers.

Marie in the USA said...

Thank you, this is sooo good !

Andrea said...

I wonder if this could be made with tuna? I don't see why not! This will help with our daily avocado habit these days. ;-)

weightloss said...

love avocados but who doesn't. I have so many healthy avocado recipes that it is hard to choose which one to prepare. One of my favorites is avocado with a pinch of salt, tomatoes and a little lime. I know it is a pretty simple recipe but it is delicious. If your looking for more healthy recipes try a diet smoothie they are a great way to cut calories without feeling deprived.

Kim Lapacek said...

just made this! AMAZING! So glad I found it on pinterest! Thanks for sharing :)

Liz said...

I made this with a can of tuna I had on hand - it was so quick and delicious. Great recipe!

ratgirl said...

I just made this with a rotisserie chicken. Soooo good! Thanks!

Mike and Shan said...

I just did a blog post about your chicken salad. Please stop by and check it out. I hope that is ok with you!
http://mytaylormade.blogspot.com/2013/05/healthy-eats-chicken-salad.html
Wonderful Salad!!

Dianne Grover said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I do love chicken salad and it sounds even interesting adding avocado. I have never done this because guacamole is readily available but I definitely have to try this out. If it turns out good, this will definitely be a regular at home. I am sure that other readers as well as restaurant Fort Lauderdale owners will also appreciate this. Again, thank you for this.

Abby Garcia said...

Did u mash up the avocado?

Kuntal Ghosh said...

It seems so delicious and healthy too. Thanks for your nice recipe

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