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Guacamole Chicken Salad

This Guacamole Chicken Salad is nutritious, delicious, and packed with the perfect combination of creamy, zesty guacamole and tender chicken. Fantastic as sandwiches, over baguette slices, in pita pockets, or simply with tortilla chips.

Overhead shot of a a bowl with guacamole chicken salad with tomatoes and bread on the side.
This Guacamole Chicken Salad is incredibly nutritious, delicious, and easy to make in just 15 minutes!

Why This Recipe Stands Out

Our guacamole chicken salad is a crowd-pleaser. It’s a simple yet delicious recipe that will impress anyone who tries it. Here’s why this recipe stands out:

  • Quick: It takes 15 minutes to assemble this salad, which makes it a perfect choice for a quick lunch or dinner. The trick is to use cooked rotisserie chicken like we do in our Rotisserie Chicken Salad
  • Flavor: The combination of the creamy guacamole with the savory chicken is absolutely delicious.
  • Versatile: This easy salad recipe can be served in a variety of ways – in sliced bread, pitas, over baguette slices, or with chips.
  • Healthy: It’s packed with proteins from the chicken and healthy fats from the guacamole for one of the best healthy recipes you’ll ever try!

Key Recipe Ingredients

Guacamole ingredients including avocado, tomatoes, onion, lime, cilantro.
  • Cooked Chicken – The main ingredient of this recipe, cooked chicken, provides a hearty and protein-rich base. We recommend using shredded rotisserie chicken for its juicy and tender texture.
  • Real Guacamole – Our recipe for some real guacamole adds a creamy, tangy, and flavorful element to this salad. It’s better than store-bought guacamole any day and can be ready in just 5 minutes.

Substitutions And Variations

This tasty guacamole chicken salad recipe is flexible and adaptable. As long as the core components remain the same, there are countless ways to change up the flavors and make it your own. Here are some substitution and variation ideas we love:

  • Vary the Protein: Although the recipe calls for cooked, shredded chicken, feel free to experiment with different types of poultry. Turkey could also work well in this recipe. Try making it with some leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Vegetarian: Instead of chicken, try using chickpeas or tofu as a protein-packed alternative. You can also add more veggies to the mix like bell peppers, cucumber, or even some leafy greens.
  • Spices: The homemade guacamole already has a little jalapeño kick to it, but you can make it spicier by adding some extra minced jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce.

Super EAsy Instructions

  1. Fold shredded chicken with guacamole in a serving bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.

How To Prep Ahead

This guacamole chicken salad is quick and easy to make, but we’ve got some handy tips to make it even simpler. Take a look at our favorite prep-ahead tips for this recipe:

  • Shred the Chicken: You can shred the cooked chicken ahead of time. Rotisserie chicken works well for this recipe. Store the shredded chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Prepare the Guacamole: The guacamole can also be made in advance. Just follow the recipe for Real Guacamole and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it, give it a quick stir to refresh the flavors.
A sandwich with guacamole chicken salad, tomatoes and avocado on a plate.
This guacamole chicken salad is versatile and tastes great as sandwiches, over baguette slices, or in pita pockets.

What To Serve With Guacamole Chicken Salad


  • We love spreading this yummy guacamole chicken salad in sandwiches or sliders for a quick ‘n delish meal that’s packed with nutrients. Try it with a classic Sourdough Sandwich Bread for the perfect homemade sandwich.
  • We also recommend trying it with pita bread to make delicious pita pocket sandwiches. You can even add some more greens to take it to the next level. 


  • Another great option is to spread it onto baguette slices for a crostini-style appetizer. This would be great for an easy, shareable lunch or party appetizer.

Snacks and Appetizers

  • This guacamole chicken salad is delicious when piled high into crunchy scoop chips. It’s a perfect snack for a game night or a casual get-together. Serve it alongside tasty dips such as Pico De Gallo, Restaurant Style Salsa, or Black Bean Corn Salsa.
  • You can also try it with vegetable sticks like carrots, celery, or bell peppers. The freshness of the veggies pairs well with the rich flavors of the guacamole chicken salad.

Commonly Asked Questions

What type of chicken works best for this guacamole chicken salad recipe?

We recommend using shredded rotisserie chicken for this recipe. It’s flavorful, juicy, and easy to shred. You can also use any other leftover cooked chicken you may have.

Can I use store-bought guacamole?

Yes, you can use store-bought guacamole if you’re short on time. However, our 15-minute guacamole will give you a fresher and more flavorful result.

What if my guacamole chicken salad is too dry?

If you follow the recipe, you’ll end up with delicious guac chicken salad every time. But in case it’s still dry, add a little more guacamole or a splash of lime juice to moisten it. Just make sure to mix it gently to avoid mashing the ingredients.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the chicken and guacamole separately ahead of time. However, we recommend combining them just before serving for the best texture and flavor.

How long does guacamole chicken salad keep?

Guacamole chicken salad can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. After that, the guacamole may start to brown and the salad may lose its freshness.

Did you make this?

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healthy avocado chicken salad

Guacamole Chicken Salad

5 from 17 ratings
This Healthy Guacamole Chicken Salad is incredibly nutritious and delicious. So satisfying in sandwiches or crostini. Or use it for filling scoop tortilla chips as a healthy snack/appetizer.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings (makes 5 cups)
Author: Amy Dong



  • In a serving bowl, gently fold together the shredded chicken with guacamole. Add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, if needed.
  • Serve in sliced bread, pitas, over baguette slices, or with chips.


  • For the best guacamole chicken salad, we recommend using rotisserie chicken. It’s already cooked and seasoned, making it a time-saver and flavor booster.
  • Fresh Guacamole: Use fresh homemade guacamole for this salad. The freshness of the avocados and other ingredients will make a big difference.
  • Don’t forget to season your salad with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. These simple seasonings can elevate the flavors of your salad.
  • When combining the chicken with the guacamole, gently fold them together. This will keep the chicken from breaking down too much and the guacamole from becoming too mushy.
  • This salad is versatile and can be served in various ways. Try it in sliced bread, pitas, over baguette slices, or with chips for a delicious meal or snack. We love serving it this way alongside other tasty tips such as Pico De Gallo, Restaurant Style Salsa, or Black Bean Corn Salsa.
  • If you’re planning to serve this later, store the chicken and guacamole separately in the fridge. Combine them just before serving to keep the salad fresh and prevent it from becoming soggy.
  • If you find your salad too thick or a bit dry, you can add a little lime juice or some extra guacamole to moisten it.
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Main
Cuisine: Mexican American
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: Assemble

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Recipe Rating


    • Ana Ojha

    I love guacamole and this chicken salad with guacamole looks healthy and incredibly delicious! I’d love to try this!

    • Elizabeth O

    Healthy and easy to cook. This is good for busy moms for them to prepare foods for their love ones in their hectic schedule the whole day. Yummy Guacamole Chicken Salad! How much do you think it will cost? If you don’t mind.

    • K.

    I love avocado, but I am a vegetarian. My wife on the other hand is not an avocado fan. I think, this recipe might be something that I could make for her to win her over to the dark side! Which would mean that I could use avocado in other things more often! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Befitting Style

    I’m a lover of avocados so I loveeee guac! It’s soooo good. In love!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, glad you like it! 🙂

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