Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
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.

Gluten Sensitivity
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

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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 twice the monounsaturated fat, and best of all – an additional 2 grams of fiber.

This salad is so simple and it is the garlic powder that really brings it to life.


Chicken Salad with Avocado

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, about 3 days. The avocado will darken as it oxidizes, but it will still be good.

Chicken Salad with Avocado


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.

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.

Remove from the pan and 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.

When the chicken is chilled place the avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl.

Use a fork and mash the avocado until smooth and the lemon juice and spices are blended in.

Add the diced chicken, celery and onion to the bowl.

Fold the salad together gently and chill for at least 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 4 as an entree

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 10%
    Saturated Fat 1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 66mg 20%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 15 mcg Potassium 528 mg
Magnesium 45 mg