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15-Minute Healthy Guacamole Chicken Salad

This Healthy Guacamole Chicken Salad is incredibly nutritious and delicious. Fantastic as sandwiches, over baguette slices, or in pita pockets. Also use with scoop tortilla chips as a make-ahead appetizer. 

healthy avocado chicken salad

Hello, August…we weren’t expecting you so early.

Anyone else stunned that it’s already the last full month of summer? I’m a summer gal through and through, so the arrival of August is always bittersweet.

On the one hand, it’s sunny and gorgeous and the local farmers markets are in full swing. Local farms are finally harvesting all that sweet summer corn we hoard every season. Store bought stuff can’t hold a candle to the farm fresh yummies right now.

August is also the glorious month we actually get a pint-sized respite from The Littles’ year-round sports schedule. There are two blissful little weeks before fall soccer season starts 🎈

We’ll take whatever break we can get because it’s gonna be a wild ride once fall sports and school [and all else] collide.

Now, the bitter in the sweet: August signals the start of a new school year way too soon for me. I’m pretty much never mentally ready for it.

To all my friends who must shuttle Littles back to school this month (especially those who start next week): you all deserve an extra scoop of creamy cookies and cream ice cream. It’s my favorite homemade ice cream in the universe. If you wanna go all out, there’s this DQ Style ice cream cake with all the fudgy crunchies you need.

I’ll balance out the indulgence with this Heathy Guacamole Chicken Salad. It’s not only nutritious but it’s ridiculously easy. It’s a no brainer for BTS days when some of us (me) have a diminished capacity for anything more than a 15-minute dinner deal.

This guacamole chicken salad boasts all the yummy flavors of a freshly made guacamole: avocados galore, lime, herbs, tomatoes, and spices. Add shredded cooked chicken. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper at your discretion.

We love spreading this yummy creation in sandwiches or sliders for a quick ‘n delish meal that’s packed with nutrients:

healthy guacamole chicken salad

We also dig spreading it onto baguettes for a crostini type scenario. This would be great for an easy, sharable lunch. Also perfect for snacks and appetizers:

healthy guacamole chicken salad

This Healthy Guacamole Chicken Salad is just too yummy when piled high into crunchy scoop chips. It’s the way The Littles like to gobble it up. Plus, these are super cute and make-ahead as a party appetizer:

healthy guacamole chicken salad

Here’s to an August full of ice cream cones, walking the beach, and guacamole everything.

Enjoy. ✨

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healthy avocado chicken salad

15-Minute Healthy Guacamole Chicken Salad

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: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins

Yield: About 5 cups 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (rotisserie works well)
  • 1 Recipe for Real Guacamole
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. 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.
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: Main, Appetizer

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21 comments

    • 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! 🙂

    • kristal

    This look so delicious, I love the different ways you show how it can be served. I always meal prep and this would be prefect to make.

      • chewoutloud

      We are into meal prepping too, as it really makes the week easier. Thanks for coming over today, Kristal! 🙂

    • Emely Sofia Castro-Vega

    GIRL YESS! I love Guac!! This looks so friggin good! I just want to jump through the screen and steal a bowl for myself!

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you’re loving it, Emely! 🙂

    • Shawna

    Yes!!! This summer has absolutely flown by!! It’s ridiculous! What I love about this guacamole chicken, besides it looking delish, is that you can eat it plain or really on anything! Great post!

      • chewoutloud

      It’s totally versatile… I thought about writing you could just gobble it up with a spoon all on its own 😉 Thanks for coming over, Shawna!

    • Courtney Andrews

    This looks delicious! I am 30 years old and just tried guacamole for the first time a few months ago. I had no idea what I was missing 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Oh my, Courtney…join the guac club! YAY 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • AnnMarie John

    It looks amazing and I love that you can make it in just 20 minutes! That’s something that I’d love to make for lunch one of these days!

      • chewoutloud

      SO good for lunch 🙂 Thanks for being here today, Ann Marie!

    • Keeping Up With Candy

    I love both chicken salad and avacado! Never would have thought to put them together! I’m emailing this recipe to myself to make for my end-of-summer get-together! Thxn for this!

    http://www.keepingupwithcandy.com

      • chewoutloud

      Would be super for an end of summer gathering! Enjoy and thanks for coming over 🙂

    • megnovo

    Looks YUMMY!!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks! 🙂

    • Nicole V

    Looks really tasty! I’m vegan but it looks like the recipe could be easily modified. Maybe some cooked “fake” chicken or some chickpeas. Either way, looks super tasty! Thanks for sharing!

      • chewoutloud

      You could definitely do beans of any kind in lieu of the chicken. Great idea 🙂

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