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Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe is a follow up to a question asked on my Facebook page. The other day on my Dash of Savory Facebook page I asked the question, “Let’s take something ordinary like chicken salad and make it extraordinary. Any secret ingredient suggestions?”

The ideas came pouring in; Cranberry sauce, cumin, cuties, jalapenos, curry, mustard, or sans mayo. All tasty ideas, I love seeing what kind of things people do with such a “run of the mill” recipe. {I particularly love the cranberry sauce idea and I’ll have to try it very soon. Yum!}

Avocado is no secret but many people don’t give it a second thought besides in their guacamole. Which is fine and good, but I decided avocado is my secret ingredient in chicken salad. {Well it’s no secret now!} I’ve had good chicken salad in my day and I’ve had great, but this is incredible.

Recently I’ve been obsessing about avocado and it took me a mere minute to realize I could definitely put it in my chicken salad recipe. Well now it has become a staple and I don’t think my boyfriend would ever let me make it without. So to make things easy, buy your croissants and rotisserie chicken from Costco. They have the best prices and I absolutely love their croissants.

Avocado Chicken Salad

20 February, 2013
: 6
: 15 min
: 15 min
: Easy

Since avocado oxidizes pretty quickly and you want to store the leftovers. Store in an airtight container and squeeze a lemon over the top before storing.


  • 2 whole Avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 whole Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 whole Rotisserie Chicken, cooled, skin removed and meat shredded {Buy it from Costco or roast your own}
  • 1 cup Red Grapes, cut in halves 1-1/2 cups
  • Slivered Almonds {I used Almond Accents Roasted Almonds}
  • 1 whole Avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 6 whole Croissants, cut in half {Buy from Costco}
  • Step 1 In a blender or food processor add the avocado, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic salt, and pepper. Blend away until everything is incorporated and smooth. In a medium bowl add the shredded chicken and the avocado mayonnaise mixture, fold together with a spatula.
  • Step 2 Add the grapes, almonds, and diced avocado to the bowl and carefully fold into the chicken. Pile the chicken salad high on the croissants and top with your favorite greens. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Savor and Enjoy!



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