Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad

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Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad

Healthy Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad is creamy and crunchy and loaded with good nutrition. Celery, red onion, and toasted pecans provide the crunch, a mashed ripe avocado and a little mayo give it plenty of creaminess, and halved red grapes add little bursts of sweetness.

Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad with red grapes and pecans. A ripe avocado provides most of the creaminess for this healthy chicken salad.

Typically I love a chicken salad that’s loaded in mayo. But more and more I’ve been using a mashed avocado, one of my favorite foods, to provide most of the creaminess for chicken salad. Avocados are so full of healthy fats and they have a creaminess to them that just can’t be beat.

Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad with red grapes and pecans. A ripe avocado creates most of the creaminess for this healthy chicken salad.

I added just a little mayo to this recipe. Old habits die hard.  🙂

You could use yogurt instead.

I usually eat this Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad on a bed of lettuce, but it makes a great sandwich too.

I like to use chicken breasts that I have cooked on my grill pan, but you can use any cooked chicken: poached, baked, or even Rotisserie chicken from the store.

Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad with red grapes and pecans. A ripe avocado forms most of the creaminess for this healthy chicken salad.

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Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad
 
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, grilled chicken breasts
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise or greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup halved red seedless grapes
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup toasted pecans
Instructions
  1. Dice chicken and place in a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mashed avocado and mix in mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add to chicken and stir to coat chicken in avocado mixture.
  3. Stir in grapes, celery, and onion.
  4. Sprinkle toasted pecans on top just before serving.

 

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17 thoughts on “Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad

  1. I pretty much love avocado anything, and I can tell you that this is no exception. Chicken salad is like the quintessential Southern dish for ladies who lunch, and this looks absolutely divine!

  2. I’ve never been a big mayo person so I love that you used mostly the avocado here! And the grapes sound perfect – they are so good in savory dishes!

  3. This is the kind of thing I should have had for lunch today instead of the large pulled pork sandwich I devoured. I wouldn’t have thought to add grapes, but it is a perfect choice for adding a bit of sweetness. Yum!

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