Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Skinny Avocado Chicken Salad

Who wouldn't love a good chicken salad! And if it's light and fresh, all the more better right. The recipe doesn't use any mayonnaise in it. Avocado gives the nutrient while keeping the bad fat out of the equation. I buy a bagful of avocados, usually containing about 6, take one or two out and leave the rest in the refrigerator. This way all of them don't ripe at the same time. My kids don't really enjoy guacamole, which is my hubby's and my favorite. We both can sit and gorge on it. For the nutrient sake, I try to hide them in many forms. Especially one of my kids favorite curry base is avocado. Shhhh... don't tell them, they love it since it has paneer (cottage cheese) in it. I will post that recipe sometime soon.

Another exception is this chicken salad. They simply love them in wraps. Though several times they mention that they don't really like avocado, they always manage to finish them. It hardly takes few minutes to put together if you have cooked chicken ready. So it's easy lunch box idea. They do stay green for few hours, and then starts to darken a little. Here is how to make this delicious, healthy chicken salad.

Prep Time: 15 min | Cooking Time: 15 min | Serves: 4

Chicken - 2 (boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
Avocado - 1 (ripened)
Onion - 1/2 Cup Chopped fine
Red Bell Pepper (optional) - 1/ 4 Cup Chopped fine
Cucumber (optional) - 1/4 Cup Chopped fine
Lime juice - 1 tbsp.
Cilantro/ Coriander Leaves - handful (cleaned and chopped)
Salt and Pepper - to taste.

Method of Preparation:

~ Cook chicken breast until done. Let it cool and then shred.
~ Mash Avocado in a bowl and mix with all other ingredients.
~ Finally mix with chicken, adjust salt and pepper and place it in the refrigerator to chill for atleast half an hour.

You might also be interested in these Avocado recipes -
Corn & Potato Stuffed Sandwiches
Banana Avocado Breakfast Smoothie
Avocado & Bell pepper Muhammara

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  1. interestign and such a healthy dip cum spread.

    1. Thanks Sona. And easy to put together too. :o)

  2. Skinny avocado chicken salad looks delicious sumee.

    1. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  3. Yum! That looks so delicious! I made my son a wrap to take for his school lunch today, and I bet he'd love if I tried this out next time. Thanks for sharing! Your recipe is featured in this week's What'd You Do This Weekend. Pinned :-)

    Ashley @

  4. I have not yet gotten on the avocado bandwagon, but you have definitely inspired me to do so. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

  5. Featuring this week at Bacon Time!

  6. i LOVE avocado! am slowly trying to convert my family to like this fruit and looks like your recipe could be a great help! bookmarked! :)

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Sumee
    enjoy the rest of the week!

    1. Thanks Maiylah. It's so tasty that your kids sure will not notice anything diff. :o)


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