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?

The Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook is filled with rotisserie recipes to save you time and money!

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. Mary

    Uh.. yum! I’m gonna need to try this.

  2. HK

    A little corn tossed in makes a nice addition too.

    • Katie

      Great idea! I always need a crunch factor in my food…especially something like chicken salad.

    • max


    • Sonya

      You could also try jicama for crunch!

  3. I love shoes

    I will definitely try this. I love avocados. Growing up our neighbor’s tree hung over our yard.

  4. angela

    So good! We love avacado! And can’t get any easier ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I know me too! You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. April

    Gonna try this soon. We love chicken salad around here!

    • Vironika

      If you love Chicken Salad, would you know the one that includes purple grapes??? I had it one year at a baby shower and fell in love! I’ve never had any other than that, no idea where to begin! Lol

      • Amy

        Waldorf salad

  6. laura

    I love adding cranberries to my chicken salads. Will have to try with avocados.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh that sounds good!

  7. Michelle

    Wow Lina-
    I’ve never thought of combining those ingredients like this!
    So simple and like the idea of making a croissant sandwich out of it- awesome.

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    • Ashley

      I have a $5 coup that I just sent to you. Let me know if you don’t get it. I hope you and your boys enjoy!

    • Julie

      I just sent a $2 Dominos coupon for you! Hope I didn’t miss your dinner time!

    • Sara

      You have posted this on several posts already

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  9. DC

    Yum I will definitely be making this. Love avocados!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Nik

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    • Rose

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  11. Evan

    We had rot. chicken last night so I had leftovers – will try this. Hubby is super picky so it might work. Neither of us like mustard, mayo or ketchup (condiments) so this is PERFECT !!!

  12. SmallHouseBigGarden

    Thank you! I think I will make this for the weekend! So easy and light for the sweltering heat that is Florida. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes! Love that too! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Jane

    this looks and sounds so yummy! will for sure to be trying this after vacationing in hawaii ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Summer

    Allergy free recipe for my baby! Thanks!

  15. shop4mybabies

    this has me drooling

  16. Takia

    Will be making this later just bought therotisserie chicken hoping taking the cilantro out won’t make it too bland… might add some garlic powder to help it….

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure yes I’ve used parsley instead or onion.

  17. starkissed01

    Yum! Thank you for posting this. I can’t wait to try this!!

  18. Stacy

    I love to add sliced or slivered almonds to chicken or tuna salad. A friend of mine actually told me about using avocado with tuna salad and it is really good that way as well. Also suggested was a bit of olive oil and a flavored vinegar (I like garlic or red wine vinegar) mixed in.

  19. Nic

    Using avocado for egg salad is also very tasty. A great alternative to all that may!

  20. angela

    Another mixture of ingredients for chicken salad I like is red grapes, sliced almonds, and red onion. Sounds weird but is very good.

  21. Lolita

    Looks yummy, thanks Lina!

  22. Blanca

    Try adding sliced grapes, also very yummy๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Blanca

    Oops just read Angela’s post. Great minds think alike.

  24. Christine

    Looks delish! I wanted to add that if you have a GFS nearby, the Sienna Bakery brand croissants are fabulous. Perfectly flaky!

  25. Van

    Mmmmmm, making my mouth water!!

  26. Donna

    Love this recipe……easy, healthy and looks delicious!! Lina, love your great ideas!!

  27. Kristina

    this is amazing. I make it all the time, but I definitely put some chopped red onion in and squeeze lime juice on top. I eat sandwiches or use Tortilla chips to scoop it up. Everyone loves it!

  28. Misty Nicole Roberts

    No mayonnaise or onions (as I’m allergic), you are my hero, Lina!

  29. Lizz

    I just made this for lunch and it was delicious! I used some plain Greek yogurt as a spread instead of mayo or dressing. Then added some banana pepper slices for crunch. As a side dish I chopped a mango and mixed it with a can of Del Monte zesty green chile diced tomatoes to make a great “home made” salsa.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Wow! That’s awesome Lizz! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Charmagne Clements

    I also love to add pineapple to my chicken recipes. It makes them so fresh & crisp, especially when served cold!!! Thanks for the great rรฉcipe!
    ~*~ Charmaniac ~*~

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yum! You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Leighton

    Made this for lunch. So delicious!! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great news! You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Catie

    This would be great in a tortilla too!

  33. Alese

    I make this at least once a week. So yummy! I always add some fresh lime juice too. It tastes amazing & keeps the avocado from turning brown!

  34. Jenna

    I liked it, but I feel like it needs flavor. I think what we are going to do next time is to prepare it like a guacamole-lime/lemon juice and onions.

  35. Jenna

    Nevertheless, it was wonderful. Thank you!

  36. Ton Ton Kinlaw

    I love this and I added like always dried cranberry’s and chopped cucumber with oliveoil mayonnaise.

  37. Maria

    Love this! I will be making it this week! Glad to have discovered your site!

  38. Joan

    I also add some lime juice and chopped pecans, still easy and yummy!

  39. Michele


  40. Cheryl L. Bryant

    I can’t wait to try this!

  41. Kim

    Made this today. I just added walnuts. It is delicious. Thanks for posting!

  42. Coral

    I like the basic concept, but I must admit…it was a bit bland. I will add something else to give it some extra flavor next time.

  43. Stephanie

    Are these sandwiches supposed to be served cold?
    Also do they save well or will the avocado turn brown?

  44. Leighton

    Still loving this…..thanks again for posting!

  45. Charity21luv

    I can’t wait to do this! I love the idea of replacing mayo with something so healthy as avocado. Brilliant.

  46. Charity21luv

    I just made this and I can’t wait to share it with my coworkers tomorrow.

  47. Christy

    Oh my is this great! I didn’t have cilantro and I wish I did because I love it, but I threw in scallions garlic powder and Greek yogurt. We had it on whole wheat wraps and I made sweet potato fries. Excellent! Kid friendly too! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  48. Lynn Robets

    Heavenly compo, hard to beat!

  49. Pat

    Looks simple and delicious!

  50. Jamie

    I love grapes, thyme, rosemary and pine nuts in my chicken salad!

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