Avocado Chicken Salad (+Video)
his Avocado Chicken Salad is the ultimate, quick, easy, light lunch or dinner that also happens to be fresh, filling, healthy, flavorful, gluten-free and DIVIENLY delicious with ZERO mayo! This avocado chicken salad recipe is loaded with creamy avocados, tender rotisserie chicken, smokey grilled sweet corn, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, hearty black beans, sweet mangos, and fresh strawberries all doused in tangy, garlicky mojo dressing that packs so much zesty, sassy flavor. The hearty chicken, avocado and veggies make it a meal and the sweetness of the mangos, strawberries and corn cut through the tangy dressing; it’s match made in foodie heaven. You can dress this avocado chicken salad up or down by adding more or less of your favorite ingredients. It’s also prep ahead friendly but so quick and easy you won’t need to!
Avocado Chicken Salad
For this avocado chicken salad, you can use corn straight off the cob or you can grill it or char it in a skillet. I love grilling corn because it results in deeply sweet, succulent, smoky corn, instead of just sweet corn. If you don’t have time, don’t worry about it, if you do, you will LOVE it!
If you don’t have corn on the cob or have access to a grill, you can still char frozen, canned, or fresh corn in a cast iron skillet:
The dressing will helps delay the oxidation, but proper storage is essential to prolong the life of your avocado chicken salad. Cover avocado chicken salad with plastic wrap pressed DIRECTLY on the surface of the salad so it is touching. Refrigerate for up to three days.