Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe

This chicken avocado salad makes a fabulous lunch or even a light dinner. Pair with a salad for a complete meal.

I think I’ve found a new favorite dish! Maybe it’s just because I was beyond starving when I made this, but DA – ANG! This was GOOD!

This Clean Eating Chicken Avocado Salad is shown up close with the chicken salad served on top of a half of an avocado.

Now that Mini Chef and I are finally settled into our new apartment (yes, we moved again this past October!), I’m finding that just about everything we need is in walking distance of our new place. A pretty good deal if you ask me!

So I had just gotten back from picking up Mini Chef from school and I was starting to make lunch when I discovered that my avocados were way beyond ripe. Yes, it was a very sad moment. But instead of pouting and stomping my feet, I grabbed my wallet and my walking shoes and out the door we went to go buy some avocados. It was a marvelous walk on a lovely (if maybe just a tad too hot) autumn day. Not only did I get my avocados at a bargain, but I got some free Vitamin D as well. Thankfully, my pale skin didn’t burn in the afternoon sun.

We got home, feeling invigorated from our walk, and lunch was served in under 10 minutes. All in all, a fantastic afternoon!



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Clean Eating Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe

Chicken Avocado Salad

This wonderful salad is quick to make and has lots of flavor. But you can bump it up a notch by using it to stuff a half an avocado. So delicious!!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 78kcal



  • ½ cup shredded chicken (canned or home-cooked and shredded)
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup minced red onions
  • 2 medium avocados (4 halves – optional)
  • dressing to taste


  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard (no sugar added)
  • 1 tsp. dried tarragon
  • tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt (or to taste)


  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the salad ingredients until well mixed.
  • Pour the dressing over your salad and serve as desired.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the salad on half an avocado | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 118mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1390IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Katharine says:

    This looks great! I love chicken and avocados….so any recipe that combines them is perfect for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Eat.Style.Play says:

    Uhhhhh this looks amazing! I’m def going to try this with some leftover chicken I have.

  3. Christine says:

    I make something similar, but with tuna and tomato. SO good. Can’t wait to try yours!

  4. I made this today as soon as I saw it. Yum! I think this will become a regular lunch for us……thanks!

  5. This sounds great..but I just can’t stand the flavor of tarragon….any other suggestions that might work well with the other ingredients?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      You could try basil.

  6. The Bowers says:

    I just happened upon your website a few days ago while researching “clean eating”. This was our first recipe. My husband and I LOVED it!!!!
    The kid is going to take some convincing…… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you!!!!!

  7. Heather Scott says:

    This looks great, on the menu for this week, will go great with my new found love for avacado!!!!

  8. I can’t find avocado oil anywhere! Can you please recommend a good sub? Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Any light flavored oil will work.

  9. The Runner says:

    Can I use Olive oil instead of Avocado? I just don’t have it on my pantry and was wondering if it would change “dramatically” the taste of the salad. I wanna make for my husband’s lunch tomorrow ; _ Thanks! Love your website!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I wouldn’t. Just leave out the avocado if you don’t have it. Don’t add anything in it’s place.

  10. Love love love this recipe! It has become a staple in my house. The best is how versatile it is. I usually mix the avocados in with the chicken. I can put in spelt pita bread and eat it for lunch. Mix in some kelp noodles for a super nutritious dinner. LOVE this website ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Thanks so much! Glad you’re enjoying it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. This looks great – it’s going on my list to make very soon! Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cyndy Q. – My pleasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Melanie D. says:

    Love the idea of serving in the halved avocado, great idea! Looks delicious!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Melanie D. – Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I’ve made this recipe several times – adding diced grape tomatoes on top – delicious. Curious if you’ve ever worked out the macros on this? Would be such a help!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Indu – I did at one time. However, due to liability, I am having to remove all of that information from my site. However, has a fabulous calculator that will import the entire recipe for you just by pasting the url into their site. Hope that helps!