Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe
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Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe

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This is the first time I've ever shared this recipe, but it's one that my family and friends request for every outing we have! I like to serve it with crackers or sometimes in pita bread for a filling grab-and-go lunch. —Karlene Johnson, Mooresville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 546 calories, 44g fat (6g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein


  1. In a small bowl, toss avocado with 1 tablespoon lemon juice; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, grapes, apple, celery, mayonnaise, walnuts, ginger and remaining lemon juice. Stir in avocado. Serve on lettuce-lined plates if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Avocado Chicken Salad in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p35

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"Day one this was ok, too fruity however and day 2 it was just plain yucky"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Best chicken salad ever. Used Miracle whip instead of mayo. Yummy!!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"Added raisins instead of grapes - LOVED IT!"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"Everyone loved this chicken salad. Delicious!!!! I used an oven roasted chicken from the grocery couldn't have been easier."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"This was refreshing and delicious. Makes for a light lunch. I used pecans instead of walnuts."

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