Monday, January 21, 2013

Chicken Avocado Salad

I love chicken salad, but I always felt kind of guilty because it is usually made with a lot of mayonnaise or cream, which isn't exactly the healthiest. But then I found this delightfully tasty and healthy recipe, and I may have gotten just a tinsy bit excited.
The salad still has a small amount of mayonnaise in it, just to help with flavor and consistency, but the major awesome healthy ingredient is avocado. I LOVE avocado, it's so versatile. You can even make healthy instant chocolate pudding with them! The avocado lends a great creaminess and flavor to the chicken and of course, it's super healthy.
The other thing I liked about this recipe is that is does not have celery in it. I have never like celery, but especially in chicken salad. Of course, you can feel free to add it to this recipe if you'd like!
I bought some delicious croissants from a bakery down the street from where I live, and toasted them very lightly under the broiler. French, Italian, whole wheat, white, rye..pretty much any bread would be fine with this.
This is hands down the best chicken salad sandwich I have personally ever had, and I will probably make this quite often, as it is a cheap (I figured out about $3 or so per sandwich), healthy, quick and very tasty meal that is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This recipe did not have measurements, so I just tell you the approximate measurements that I used (enough for 2 sandwiches).

Chicken Avocado Salad
(Adapted from Becoming Betty)

4 chicken tenderloins, cooked and shredded
1 medium avocado, mashed or blended until smooth
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 green onions, thinly sliced
a tiny handful of cilantro, chopped (or more if you desire)
salt and pepper to taste
about 1/2 -1 Tbsp lime juice, or to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together, changing measurements to your taste. Serve on desired toasted bread. (Very good on croissants!)


  1. Just wanted to let you know that a Facebook page is using your image and recipe without attribution (and presumably also without permission). The page is called Welcome Home, and the image and recipe are here:

    You can report the violation as the copyright holder to Facebook here (I couldn’t do it for you because I don’t hold the copyright to the image and am not your authorized representative either):

    I promise these aren’t spam links! This person is doing this to a large number of food bloggers (a dear friend of mine included, which is how I found out about this) and publicly proclaiming her innocence, though she’s said outright she pulls all her material from Google Images. She will continue to do so until she is officially reported by multiple copyright holders. My e-mail address is attached to this post. I’m not a lawyer, just a concerned reader.

    I’m also concerned because she’s publishing a cookbook soon and her page just went viral. I assume she’ll be using these images and these recipes under the false impression that they are public domain, and for her personal gain. I’m hoping to advise Amazon of the violations since she’s e-publishing with them.

    1. Thank you for telling me about this. I will see what I can do

    2. When I clicked on the link you provided, it said that the page had been removed. I looked through Welcome Home's images and couldn't find any of my photos, so I guess she removed mine. I wish the best for your friend in successfully reporting her!