Chicken and Avocado Salad: Recipe of the Week

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Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro: {Pinterest}

With the official start of Summer just around the corner, we’ve already had a few hot days, with lots more to come! I love salads all year round, but when it’s hot outside, a cool salad makes a perfect lunch. Leftover rotisserie chicken is one ingredient that is versatile in many recipes. It also keeps the cooking time to a minimum so I can spend more time with my family!

This recipe I’ve made time and time again since my bestie, Lisa, made it for me years ago! It’s quick. It’s healthy. It’s SIMPLE!!! And, it’s always a crowd pleaser!

 

Total Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked chicken {I used a rotisserie chicken}, shredded into large pieces
2 medium avocados, diced
2 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice, separated
Salt, to taste {I didn't use too much salt because you can always add more at the table}
¼ cup thinly sliced green onion
½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro {or chop it more coarsely if you prefer}
2 Tbsp light mayo {use an approved mayo if you’re Paleo}

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Directions:

Shred the chicken apart until you have 2 cups of chicken shredded into fairly large chunks.   Dice the avocados into medium-sized pieces; mix with 1 Tbsp of the lime juice, and season avocado with salt to taste.  Thinly slice the green onion and finely chop the cilantro.  Mix mayo and 1 Tbsp lime juice to make the dressing.

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Put the chicken into a bowl large enough to hold all the salad ingredients.  Add the sliced green onions and dressing and toss until all the chicken is coated with dressing.  Add the avocado and any lime juice in the bottom of the bowl and gently combine with the chicken.  Then add the chopped cilantro and gently mix into the salad, just until it is barely combined.

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Serve right away or chill for a while before serving.  This could be served inside pita bread or sandwich bread, or inside crisp lettuce cups, but I prefer it simply as a salad. 

 

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 137 • Total Fat: 4.6 g • Saturated Fat: 1 g • Cholesterol: 56 mg • Sodium: 98 mg • Total Carbohydrate: 2.3 g • Protein: 20.5 g • Calcium 2% • Iron 4%

 


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