These Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches are sponsored by Flatout. All opinions are my own.
These Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches are my favorite way to use leftover chicken! They are super easy, creamy, flavorful, refreshing and you will love the Mexican spices, hearty sweet corn and beans, refreshing mango and crunch of tortilla strips all cocooned in Flatout’s Foldits! Perfect for a beach day or any day!
There seems to be as many variations of chicken salad sandwiches as there are constellations – from chicken salad sandwiches with grapes, cranberries, apples, almonds, onions, olives, herbs, etc. to full mayo versions, to Greek yogurt versions to now this Avocado version!
I almost called these Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches “Baja” Chicken Salad Sandwiches instead because not only are they perfect to make the filling ahead of time and bring to the beach (or wherever your summer days take you) but instead of traditional chicken salad seasonings, these sandwiches are spiced with the chili, cumin and smoked paprika flavors of Baja.
I adapted my favorite Avocado Crema that I douse on everything to create the luscious Blender Avocado Dressing that envelopes the filling. To make, simply add your fiestalicious spices to your blender along with cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, avocado, sour cream and a dollop of mayonnaise and blend until smooth. I love using avocado as a base to creamify this chicken salad sandwich filling because not only does it infuse the creamy sauce with avocadoliciousness, it allows you to significantly reduce the amount of mayonnaise and somehow is even more creamy.
Add your Creamy Avocado Dressing to your chicken salad ingredients of cooked chicken, fresh corn, black beans, red onions and mangoes. To me, the juicy, sweet mangos are a must to enliven this earthy chicken salad. So if you are intimidated by cutting mangos – do’t be, just check out my How to Cut A Mango Post that teaches everything you could ever want to know about mangos!
Then stir. chill. assemble.
To assemble, I like to stuff my Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches with juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, tangy cheese and crispy tortilla strips – the perfect ensemble alongside the creamy avocado filling all sandwiched by Foldit’s Flatbread. Flatout’s Foldit Flatbread is super soft, wraps the filling perfectly and I am in love with their Roasted Garlic Foldit Flatbread – this garlic infused flatbread seriously makes everything better. Their Foldits also come in Ancient Grains, Classic White, 5 Grain Flax, and Rosemary and Olive Oil – so the Foldit and filling possibilities are endless as are the locations to eat them!
Living as a food blogger 3 miles from the beach in Carlsbad (northern San Diego), I often like to eat my Foldit sandwiches at the beach. I know, very, very spoiled over here. You will just have to visit! But these Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches also make an easy, packable, mess-free lunch perfect to take to work or wherever your family adventures take you.
Which is hopefully to the beach. xo
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