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Avocado Chicken Salad (Only 3 Ingredients)

Looking for a super easy and yummy meal you can throw together with leftover chicken? Try this easy and healthy avocado chicken salad (shhh! – you actually replace mayo with creamy avocado)! Serve this 3-ingredient meal on bread, pita, lettuce leaves, or on top of additional sliced avocado.

Avocado Chicken Salad


2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
1 large avocado, cored & chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
*salt & pepper to taste

Directions: Add ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork until well combined.

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Chicken salad is a favorite of mine!

I love that this recipe offers a basic foundation – leave the salad as is or change it up a bit by adding red onion, walnuts, garlic powder, or even a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt. What do you like in your chicken salad?

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 32

  1. Erica

    I add chopped pickled jalapeรฑo and jalapeรฑo juice to make it creamy…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ yummy good!

  2. Hannah

    I add lime juice, plain Greek yogurt, and halved grapes to mine.

    • Barbara

      Wow I’ll try to make your style of chicken salad next time! Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Michelle

    I will buy a larger fresh whole chicken and cook it for dinner, than make chicken salad the next day with whatever chicken is left. My daughter keeps a close eye to make sure there is enough chicken left over for chicken salad. I like red grapes, toasted pecans, celery, mayo, any mustard I have on hand, pickle juice( or lemon juice), onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, and salt & pepper, and a dash of hot sauce… At this point I would say anything I have on hand that sounds good… I serve it with fresh spinach leaves and some sort of bread product…HTH

  4. Krystal

    I also like to do this with egg salad too for a vegetarian-friendly option. Boiled eggs, avocado, Greek yogurt, smoked paprika, and S&P.

  5. MamaMia

    I cannot stand cilantro so I tried this today by substituting fresh basil… So so good!

    • Tracey

      I like the recipe but I have to agree with MamaMia I can’t stand cilantro either

    • Barbara

      Fresh basil sounds perfect for me! Thanks!!

    • Jaime

      I love cilantro!! But there is a gene that some people carry that makes it taste like soap. I would guess that you have that gene ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Jeanette

    Yummy. Thanks

  7. Jennifer

    I use just greek yogurt, lemon juice, and shredded chicken for a healthy chicken salad and I love it. Can’t wait to try this version, thanks Lina!

  8. Amy H.

    Made this for me and my toddler today for lunch! We put it in a cucumber “boat” to eat like a dinosaur (paleo)! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jac

      Love this!

  9. candace

    I make this a lot for my 2 year old. Also do it with egg salad and tuna salad. Nice healthy addition.

  10. Devan Santora

    If you want it to keep for a couple of days, add some lime juice on so the avocado won’t brown. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Bambing Dela Cruz

    I add red bell pepper to mine. Sometimes celery and relish, depends on my mood ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Angela

    I eat mine with rice crackers and it is sooo yummy!

  13. Ellen

    Looks delish, can’t wait to make this!!! I don’t like mayo, so avecado is a great idea. Any ideas for egg salad without mayo?

    • eyez1998

      I use sandwich spread instead of mayo for egg salad

    • Rebecca

      Plain greek yogurt? Or possibly avocado might be tastey as well.

    • riss

      Have you heard of Just Mayo? I read good reviews about this product and I want to try it. My son has egg and nut allergies, so his sandwiches are dry, unless we have avocado on hand. Gotta get it on my next trip to Target.

      • sissi

        I tried it, found it at the dollar tree. It’s good, I don’t hate mayo but prefer to not eat it, I had no guilt using this and tasted great!

    • Nancy

      We make avocado egg salad, no mayo at all.

    • Jac

      Avocado works well. I mash the yolks & blend them with avocado, then add some s & p and sometimes fresh tarragon or pickle relish. Avocado provides great creamy texture, but no strong flavor.

  14. beth

    I am trying all of these! They all sound so good:)

  15. Liz Ob

    Oooh yummy! Get some lime, tomatoes and tortillas. So Delicious!

  16. Pirate&PrincessMommy

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this!

  17. Rebecca

    Looks good! I make a super simple cucumber dill chicken salad w/ chicken, dill weed, cucumbers & greek yogurt that we all love. Great for summer months too! So many variations you can do.

  18. Addy

    Made this for our small group today. It was so delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Such easy ingredient recipes are very helpful.

  19. mel

    Thanks! Now I know what I’m eating for lunch! Have some leftover rotisserie chicken from dinner on Monday and an avocado in the fridge. No cilantro though, so I’m gonna sub with chopped red onions and celery. Can’t wait!

  20. April

    Tried it tonight and it was not good. Oh well at least I wasn’t afraid to try something different.

  21. Pauline

    Whoa! Lina, another great sounding, healthy recipe! And all the other comments with a variety of changes to recipe. I think I could live on this for days! So simple and easy to make!

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