Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Avocado Chicken Salad

Coming off of a long holiday weekend, I thought it might be nice to share a light and healthy recipe to get you through the week.I'm a big fan of chicken salad, whether it's in between two slices of bread, served on crackers, or topped on a bed of lettuce. Unfortunately most chicken salad isn't exactly figure friendly, but the recipe I have for you today is. Ditch the mayo for greek yogurt and add avocado for extra creaminess. The best part about this recipe, is you really can't screw it up. You can add as little or as much of each ingredient to suit your preference. I have been making a big bowl of it for lunches, which lasts me through the work week.

Avocado Chicken Salad
Ingredients
1 rotisserie chicken or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ cup Greek Yogurt
2 avocados
½ cup diced red onion
Chopped Cilantro
1 tablespoon of lime juice
Garlic Powder to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
1.       Remove skin from the chicken, pulling is part from the bones and shredding.
2.       In a large bowl add chicken, greek yogurt, diced onions, avocado, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3.       Mix ingredients well finishing off with lime juice.
*Adjust ingredients measurements to your preference. 
Recipe adapted from Whole & Heavenly Oven




4 comments:

  1. Yes - this looks like the perfect summertime recipe to me. I love the lettuce wrap idea, too. So fresh and bright!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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    1. It really is a great summer recipe, very light and refreshing!

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  2. I don't like mayo, so I LOVE putting greek yogurt in my chicken salad, too! I've never tried it w/ avocado, though. I def need to try that next time I make chicken salad!

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    1. I always use Greek yogurt as well. It's such an easy substitute to make things a little healthier. Definitely give it a try with the avocado..it's a game changer!

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