This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Chicken salad has a certain glamour about it. Like the little black dress, it is chic and adaptable anywhere."
- Laurie Colwin, Author
Avocado makes a perfect replacement for mayonnaise. It is rich and creamy but has a fresh umami flavor that mayo doesn't have. An ounce of mashed avocado offers about the same creaminess as a tablespoon of light mayonnaise, but it has twice the monounsaturated fat and about 2 grams of fiber.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2.
This recipe keeps well, refrigerated, about 3 days. The avocado will darken as it oxidizes, but it will still be good.
|1 lb||boneless skinless chicken breasts|
|2 large||ribs celery (diced)|
|2 Tbsp||white onion (minced)|
|1 tsp||garlic powder|
|1/2 large||ripe avocado (about 4 ounces)(mashed)|
|2 tsp||lemon juice|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
Place the water in a large skillet over medium heat. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat until the water is at a shiver.
Gently add the chicken breasts and poach for about 10 - 15 minutes depending on the thickness. It's best to use a instant thermometer and remove the breasts just as they reach 165°F.
Let the chicken rest for about 3 - 5 minutes.
When they are cool cut them into 1/2 inch cubes. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and add the diced celery, garlic powder, avocado, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Fold the salad together gently and chill for another 15 minutes.
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
Servings: 4 as an entree
|Calories 180||Calories from Fat 50|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||2%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 4g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 14%|
|Calcium 2%||Iron 6%|
|Vitamin K 15 mcg||Potassium 528 mg|
|Magnesium 45 mg|