Avocado Chicken Salad: a healthy no-mayo recipe

An easy, healthy (Paleo, Whole30, and AIP) and delicious avocado chicken salad with just 5 ingredients and no mayonnaise or dairy products. Avocado, chicken breast, red grapes, and nuts make a creamy and flavorful chicken salad with a hint of sweetness and a little crunch. Season with some salt and pepper and little lemon juice for a simple but crowd-pleasing lunch.

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Avocado Chicken Salad

When the temperatures start rising and summer is here, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or stove to make my lunch. Instead of a hot meal on a sunny summer day, I’d much rather eat a cool and refreshing lunch that won’t weigh me down so I can get back outside and enjoy the season.

 That’s exactly why I love this avocado chicken salad that comes together in less than 5 minutes. It’s made from five fresh and clean ingredients for a nutritious high-protein meal with a serving of healthy fats to keep you full. 

A no-mayonnaise chicken salad

And because it’s Paleo, Whole30, and AIP compliant, it’s perfect to serve at a summer get-together. The simple ingredients work for most people, even those with a lot of dietary restrictions. No mayonanaise or dairy products needed to get the classic creamy chicken salad texture, just nutritious avocados!

Healthy, Easy, and Delicious

Avocado, chicken breast, red grapes, and nuts make a creamy and flavorful chicken salad with a hint of sweetness and a little crunch. Just season with some salt and pepper and little lemon juice for a simple but crowd-pleasing lunch.

Serve it as a sandwich on whole grain bread for a balanced meal with complex carbs. Or serve it over a bed of greens for a low carb, high protein salad with tons of fiber that doesn’t require any dressing.

With 22 grams of protein and 11 grams of healthy fats, it’s sure to keep you satisfied for hours!

 

Time-Saving Tips

Use leftover baked or grilled chicken from another meal to avoid any cooking and cut down on prep time. You can also use chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken. We love to pick up a rotisserie chicken every trip to Costco because it’s a huge cooked chicken for only $5 and we can re-purpose it into so many different meals.

More healthy ways to use a rotisserie chicken:

Healthy High Protein Buffalo Chicken Dip 

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Sweet Potato Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza (recipe coming soon!)

Want more Time-saving strategies to prep healthier meals in less time? Check out Master Meal Prep in Less Time for more tips to decrease stress, save money and lose weight with fast and easy meal prep.​

How to make avocado chicken salad

This recipe couldn’t be any easier. I almost feel bad even calling it a recipe because it’s so simple. But if there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that my readers (and me!) love fast and easy meals with minimal ingredients. And this recipe is no exception! In less than 5 minutes (if you already have cooked chicken on hand), you’ll have a nutritious and flavorful lunch! 

Smash 1 large avocado with a fork until nearly smooth. Then stir in 1 tsp lemon juice (to prevent it from turning brown). 

Next, mix in 1½ cups (~½ lb.) diced cooked chicken breast until all chicken is evenly covered with avocado mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Finally, stir in ½ cup diced grapes and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts or pecans just until combined. Serve as a sandwich or over a bed of greens as a salad.

Store any leftover avocado chicken salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 day. To minimize the avocado turning brown, place a layer of plastic wrap over the surface area of the salad.

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Avocado Chicken Salad: a healthy no-mayo recipe

Servings: 3

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An easy, healthy (Paleo, Whole30, and AIP) and delicious avocado chicken salad with just 5 ingredients and no mayonnaise or dairy products. Avocado, chicken breast, red grapes, and nuts make a creamy and flavorful chicken salad with a hint of sweetness and a little crunch. Season with some salt and pepper and little lemon juice for a simple but crowd-pleasing lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado (120 grams)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 cups cooked chicken breast (about 8 oz.), diced
  • 1/2 cup red grapes (100 grams), diced
  • 1 Tbs walnuts or pecans (1/2 oz.), chopped

Instructions

  1. Smash the avocado with a fork until nearly smooth.
  2. Stir in lemon juice (to prevent it from turning brown).
  3. Mix in the diced chicken breast until all chicken is evenly covered with avocado.
  4. Stir in the diced grapes and chopped nuts just until combined.
  5. Serve as a sandwich or over a bed of greens as a salad.
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