Avocado Chicken Salad

easy avocado chicken salad

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This speedy recipe for avocado chicken salad comes packed with veggies and tossed with a smooth avocado lime dressing for maximum lunchtime deliciousness!



Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • Juice from two limes
  • ¼ cup water
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 medium sized cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips for garnish


  1. First up, make the dressing!  Put the following into your food processor:  2 peeled and pitted avocados, 1 cup of buttermilk, 1 chopped scallion,1/2 a cup or so of fresh parsley, the juice from two limes and about a quarter cup of water.
  2. Puree it all up until it is nice and smooth, and give it a taste.  Add some salt and pepper if you think it needs it, and if it looks too thick to you, add a little bit more water.
  3. Now for the salad!  Put the following into a mixing bowl: 3 cups of cooked, shredded chicken, 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes, a peeled, pitted and diced avocado, one chopped up medium sized, cucumber (you can peel it or not, your choice) and toss it all up.
  4. Now add that luxurious dressing a little at a time, tossing as you go until it is dressed just the way you like it.  Add a little more salt and pepper if you think you need to.
  5. Divide it among bowls, sprinkle on some crushed tortilla chips and serve it up!

Equipment We Used to Make This Recipe


  • Chicken: If you don’t have leftover chicken, a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket is just perfect for this recipe.
  • Avocados: These absolutely delicious veggies are notorious for being sold at the point where they are hard as a rock. A few days on your counter and they will be just fine, but you might want to pick them up ahead of time.
  • Buttermilk: You can find buttermilk in the dairy section of your supermarket, right near the cream.
  • Tomatoes: I like halved cherry tomatoes for this salad, but especially in the middle of fresh tomato season the big ones are great.
  • Tortilla Chips: The crushed chips are a garnish and so are optional. (I can’t believe I just said that!)