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Avocado Chicken Salad

This Chicken Salad recipe is super easy to make with rotisserie chicken, celery, avocado, red onion, sliced almonds and lemon juice. Takes less than 10 minutes for the perfect healthy light lunch or snack. It's low carb, paleo, keto and Whole30 compliant.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado chicken salad, avocado lunch recipe, chicken salad, chicken salad recipe, classic chicken salad, easy school lunches kid, keto salad, leftover chicken, lunch salad, paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 151 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 cups cooked chicken , chopped (leftover or rotisserie)
  • 1/4 cup celery , diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion , finely chopped
  • 3 ripe avocado divided, 1 mashed & 1 cut into small chunks,
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • fine sea salt or pink salt and freshly cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds , optional


  1. SHRED OR CHOP CHICKEN: Add chicken to a large bowl and shred with two forks or chop on a cutting board. You can also use your stand mixer to shred the chicken on medium.

  2. PREP THE VEGGIES: Use a fork to mash 1.5 of the avocados. Chop the onion, celery, parsley and the remaining 1.5 avocados.

  3. COMBINE INGREDIENTS: Add the chicken, mashed avocado, chopped veggies, Dijon, fresh lemon, remaining avocado, salt and black pepper to a large bowl and use a fork or spoon to toss and combine. Fold in almonds, if using.

  4. SEASON: Taste and adjust seasonings by adding more salt, pepper and Dijon mustard to taste.

  5. ENJOY RIGHT AWAY: You can eat it straight out of the bowl or chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

  6. TO CHILL IN THE FRIDGE: Cover with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container with a lid and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 3 days.

  7. SERVE: Serve over a salad, in lettuce wraps or stuffed in avocados for a Whole30, Paleo or Low Carb version.

    FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE DIETARY CONCERNS: Make chicken salad sandwiches using your favorite croissants or keto bread.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.