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.
This past weekend was a lot of fun. I went to the carnival here in town and saw a couple of live concerts. I don’t know what it is about a carnival in the summer, but I love it. I not only love the wide array of games, rides, cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn, but I mostly love the atmosphere. They remind me of my childhood and how my mom used to bring my brothers and I to the Webster Fireman’s Carnival back in the day. They are nostalgic for me! Mr. Wishes and I went to the Charlie Daniels Band concert on Wednesday and it was awesome. Charlie Daniels is almost 81 years old and rocking out as if he was 30 still. He still sounds the same as when he was young! Hearing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” live was pretty cool, I’m not going to lie.
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. I didn’t know if it would have the creamy texture that chicken salad is supposed to have. It was honestly 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! You might also like this Mexican Fiesta Chicken Salad! It really is a great meal for any time of the year, especially summer. I love meals that can double as lunch OR dinner. I’m also loving these Honey Sesame Chicken Salad Wraps from my friend Erin.
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup plain Greek Yogurt
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes to let all the flavors blend together.
- Serve on your favorite bread, crackers, pita pocket or on a bed of lettuce.