Avocado Chicken Salad

Healthy, high-protein avocado chicken salad recipe using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise!  You can use sandwich bread, a bed of lettuce, pitas, crackers or wraps to go with this easy lunch or weeknight dinner idea.

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe that is high in protein and made with Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise.

How was your weekend?  Mine was super busy and filled with family time.  Saturday night I had my family over the house because my brother and sister-in-law were in town from Syracuse.  We had a great time and celebrated my mom’s birthday with a delicious peanut butter pie with an Oreo crust made by my sister-in-law, Missy.  I’m still drooling just thinking about it.  Sunday I had my aunt and uncle over to see our house – they brought us lunch and shared funny stories about their 5 kids- always a great time!  I’m also leaving for BOSTON this week!  Mr. Wishes is going for a training and I am tagging along (with the greatest motivation being that he got us tickets for the Red Sox and Brewers game this weekend!)  I’m a Yankee fan, but love baseball no matter what teams are playing.  One of my goals in life is to atttend a game at every MLB stadium at some point in my lifetime.

  I have to be honest, I didn’t expect to like this avocado chicken salad as much as I did, especially given the absence of mayonnaise.  It was so delicious made with the Greek Yogurt!  If you are an avocado lover and also love chicken salad (both of which I am pretty much obsessed with) then this recipe is for you.  It tastes so good that you won’t even believe it’s healthy.  I served these wraps with organic sweet potato chips – yum!

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe that is high in protein and made with Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise.

Avocado Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 4-5

Healthy, high-protein avocado chicken salad recipe using NO mayonnaise! You can use sandwich bread, a bed of lettuce, pitas, crackers or wraps to go with this easy lunch or weeknight dinner idea.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes to let all the flavors blend together.
  3. Serve on your favorite bread, crackers, pita pocket or on a bed of lettuce.
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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, hiking, running, singing, animals, cruises, Disney World, , dining out, the Christmas season, fireworks, weddings, storms, 80's music, musicals, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

51 Responses to “Avocado Chicken Salad”

  1. April 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM #

    I am craving this sandwich now and there is probably not one ripe avocado in Hong Kong. Will have to give the Greek yogurt dressing a try!

    • April 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM #

      Yes it definitely has to be a ripe one! Sorry :(

  2. April 1, 2014 at 4:17 AM #

    I seriously love avo with anything.. but my favourite is with chicken ir salmon.. these look so nice and the best part is that they are healthy!! have a wonderful week!! xoxo

    • April 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

      Thanks, you also!!!

  3. April 1, 2014 at 9:31 AM #

    Yum – the Greek yogurt substitution sounds wonderful!

    • April 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

      Thanks, Eva!! It’s very good!

  4. April 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM #

    It’s been eye-opening how great Greek yogurt is as a sub for so many things. I love a good wrap and this looks really yummy.

    • April 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

      It really works well as a sub for mayo and sour cream!

  5. April 1, 2014 at 1:27 PM #

    This is my favorite way to make chicken salad (and shrimp salad too). It’s all about the combination of mashing avocado and greek yogurt!

  6. April 1, 2014 at 2:22 PM #

    Fantastic idea here, Ashley. Love it!

  7. April 1, 2014 at 2:58 PM #

    This looks like an awesome lunch idea! I really need some new ones lately…. I’m in a rut! And with the avocado, I just can’t say no! Plus I love that you used the greek yogurt instead of mayo!

    • April 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM #

      I normally have NO ideas for lunch!!

  8. April 1, 2014 at 3:57 PM #

    This sounds delicious Ashley!! Have a fun week!!

    • April 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM #

      Thanks, Nancy! You too!!

  9. April 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM #

    My weekend was busy, but from the sounds of it not as busy as yours. This looks delicious! I’ve been obsessed with avocados lately and this is a great way to use them for a healthy sandwich. :)

    • April 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM #

      I’m so obsessed with them!!

  10. April 1, 2014 at 4:17 PM #

    Ashley, I love family time and great times like that. Sounds like you had a blast! The Greek yogurt and avocado in with this chicken looks amazing!

    • April 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM #

      Awww thanks, Gloria!!

  11. April 1, 2014 at 5:37 PM #

    I LOVE chicken salad made with avocados! Hope you have a great time in Boston!

  12. April 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM #

    Yum, Ashley! I’m loving the healthier swap and the addition of avocado. Looks delicious!

  13. April 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM #

    I LOVE this! My family loves chicken salad and we make it often, but I’m always trying to lighten it up. I love that you use avocado and yogurt and it looks so creamy and delicious! Looking forward to making this soon!

    • April 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM #

      I didn’t miss the mayo at all!!

  14. April 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM #

    This is the most delicious chicken salad I’ve ever seen! The avocados and greek yogurt sure sound great together. And I love that it has no mayo — which I love — but wish I didn’t. haha

  15. April 2, 2014 at 7:59 AM #

    Love how you healthified a classic! Perfect for lunch!

  16. April 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM #

    I love avocados and those sweet potato chips. I think I could live off those two things! Very cool that you’d like to visit all the baseball stadiums. I’m sure there are lots of cool ones out there.

    • April 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM #

      There definitely are!! Thanks, Laura!

  17. April 2, 2014 at 11:49 AM #

    The salad looks absolutely divine! I love avocados, so fresh and go perfectly in a chicken salad!

  18. April 4, 2014 at 5:03 AM #

    Delicious salad, so refreshing and full of lovely flavour :D
    Chicken and avocado work so well!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  19. April 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM #

    I love this lightened up chicken salad! Sounds delicious, Ashley!

  20. April 4, 2014 at 9:46 PM #

    This looks so good and healthy too! A perfect lunch!

  21. April 4, 2014 at 9:48 PM #

    You know what, i felt heathier just by reading this post!!!!
    lovin avocado all the way…..

  22. April 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM #

    This looks terrific! Love that you used Greek Yogurt!

  23. April 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM #

    there are certain dishes which however much you eat it always tastes fabulous and no matter what other goodies you try….you get back to such comfort foods for relief….these salad wraps are such for us….we love them and yours looks fabulous,thanks so much for sharing :-)

  24. April 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM #

    Wow!! this looks amazing!! Healthy and nourishing! i’ve wanted to make chicken-avocado salad!! Because I love chicken… and avocado!! What a healthy, nourishing combo! YUM!

  25. April 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM #

    This looks amazing! I am not always a fan of subbing yogurt for mayo either, but I can see the avocado mellowing the flavor out very well. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • April 6, 2014 at 6:52 PM #

      Thank you, Donalyn!!

  26. April 8, 2014 at 9:50 AM #

    This looks great, Ashley! I love a creamy avocado chicken salad and a good wrap makes such a nice lunch!

  27. April 9, 2014 at 12:33 AM #

    I am a lover of chicken salad and avocado, so I already know this is a recipe for me! Can’t wait to try it for a quick and easy lunch.

  28. April 10, 2014 at 4:29 AM #

    Simple and delicious – my favourite combination! x

  29. April 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM #

    This sounds perfect! Love the idea of using Greek yogurt instead of mayo (although I do love mayo). Is it wrong that I kinda want chicken salad for breakfast right now? :)

  30. April 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM #

    This sounds awesome! I don’t love mayonnaise so I rarely make chicken salad, but with avocado and greek yogurt, I bet I’d love it. =)

  31. April 10, 2014 at 7:03 PM #

    Looks delicious, and so healthy too! Am adding this to my favourites list right now!

  32. April 10, 2014 at 8:30 PM #

    This chicken salad looks delightful! I love the avocado and cilantro in it. Very delicious!

    • April 11, 2014 at 1:31 AM #

      Thanks so much, Amy!

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