This Avocado Chicken Salad Requires Only 3 Ingredients!

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



Add ingredients in a bowl.


Mash all ingredients with a fork until well combined.

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Upgrade your lunch with this 3-ingredient Avocado Chicken Salad!

avocado chicken salad sandwiches

Looking for a super easy and yummy way to use leftover chicken?

Try this easy avocado chicken salad for a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional chicken salad! It’s so simple to make.

Just replace mayo with creamy fresh ripe avocado, and you can serve this 3-ingredient meal on bread, croissants, pita, lettuce leaves, or on top of an additional sliced avocado.

rotisserie chicken

Costco rotisserie chicken for the win!

The idea for this recipe occurred to me one day when I had surprise guests over and wanted to make a quick lunch. All I had in the fridge was a Costco rotisserie chicken and some ripe avocados on the counter. I managed to find some cilantro and then put together these quick and simple chicken salad sandwiches!

The sandwiches were SO TASTY, and I think everyone was surprised to hear this chicken salad had just three main ingredients.

So today, I’m excited to share this delicious idea with you as a simple and delicious meal to make for your family.

Hip tips for making this 3-ingredient Avocado Chicken Salad:

  • The secret for selecting the perfectly ripe avocado is that it will yield to firm gentle pressure when squeezed. If it feels super mushy to the touch, then it’s over-ripe.
  • If you’re worried about the avocado browning, you could try mixing some fresh lime juice into your avocado chicken salad. Lime fits perfectly with the flavor profile of the other ingredients in this recipe, and its citric acid will help to slow the browning of the avocado.


Avocado Chicken Salad

Make this creamy avocado chicken salad for your quick lunch meal!


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



Add ingredients in a bowl.


Mash all ingredients with a fork until well combined.

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Low Carb Avocado Chicken Salad

This is seriously so EASY to throw together and so versatile!

Chicken salad is definitely a favorite of mine! I love that this recipe offers a basic foundation. You can prepare it as is or change it up a bit by adding red onion or walnuts for a crunchy texture, a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt for added creaminess, or additional seasoning like cumin garlic powder. What do you like in your chicken salad?

avocado chicken salad

Do you love making up recipes with leftover shredded chicken?

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Get the party started with these easy Chicken Parmesan Sliders.

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 99

  1. Sandra

    Try a little chopped jalapeño. .sooooo yummy

  2. Marie

    I know that avacado s brown quickly does anyone know if I can keep it over night?

    • Cheyanne

      I’m not sure how long it lasts but I’ve deffinitly seen a few like this recipe that put a little bit of lime juice in it. I’m sure that would at keep it from Browning for a little bit.

    • Yoly Vargas

      yes by adding lemon

    • Pam

      Absolutely. Place the nut from the avocado in the mixer to store. It makes a big difference!

    • Titan Tyler

      Place the seed in the middle of the salad. Take plastic wrap and push it down on top of the salad,not from bowl side to bowl side, but like down on top of the salad. It keeps the air out and keeps them from browning so fast

    • Inez summerall

      For the saving of half avacado put onion in a container with avocado.It works.I do it all the time.

  3. Jo Auer

    I am one of unlucky ones that have taste buds that do not recognize cilantro as yummy. What is a good substitute for cilantro? Thanks.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Chopped green onion?

    • Lisa JP

      Parsley. I have a cilantro adversion, you can sub parsley most of the time. I make this a lot.

    • Linda

      Sliced green onions.

  4. Cissy pope

    To keep anything from browning with avacodo in it after you are finished making it use the avacodo seed to just set in top and it will keep it looking fresh for days when covered.

  5. Vinitha

    Cut avocado with a steel knife…..won’t brown…

  6. paula

    I have seen on a site.. put onion over the top of the avocado, (slice and put the largest outside layer over the avocado) I do it, It works even if you have a little darkness… does not change the taste…it cost to much to throw away.) I would think that adding a little lemon juice to this salad mix would save the color.


    How many sandwiches will this recipe make.?

    • Tashauna

      I’m hoping at least two, my daughter and I are going to have this for lunch today.

  8. Chris Domino

    Yeah,chicken salad without mayo!Thanks a bunch

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure! It’s delicious.

  9. Pico

    Me like foo

  10. Kris Pokress

    My friend sent this to me! So good ! I added a dollop of plain greek yogurt and put it on top of spinach and large tomato slices! It was fantastic!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh wow! Yum! You’re welcome 😀 Thanks for stopping by Kris.

  11. Aimee

    Made this tonight. I don’t like cilantro. So I just didn’t use it. Very good. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by ❤️

  12. Ann Dee

    Add halved grapes, sliced almonds and salt and pepper. On a croissant. Yum! That’s how I make it with mayo. And usually with canned chicken. Now I’m going to have to try it with avocado and cilantro. Sounds great!

    • Ann Dee

      Oh ya. And celery with the grapes. Yum!

  13. Linda

    Sliced green onions.

  14. kmark

    This would probably be great w some added fresh lime juice!! I do avocado and ciliantro w lime juice as a topper for burgers instead of ketchup with is just high fructose corn surged 🙄 much better alternative

  15. Materof6

    That looks AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure! Enjoy 🙌

  16. Barb

    Not a fan of cilantro so I would add a teaspoon of dill instead and maybe a few chopped dried cranberries.

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