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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Hopechurchlady2 User ID: 6765821 239042
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

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

Reginaoh9 User ID: 7470020 172445
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

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

pearlos User ID: 6873545 99864
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"Added raisins instead of grapes - LOVED IT!"

ksupey User ID: 2500901 169643
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

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

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 98598
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

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

sydonia User ID: 1415865 169150
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"Wonderful recipe with all my favorite flavors! Thanks for sharing!"

janet59 User ID: 3656577 170073
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"I love this recipe.. It's light and tasty and healthy. I use cranberrs instead of grapes."

harrymom User ID: 2612606 156591
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"Has anyone tried this without the avocado? We are not big fans but the rest of the recipe sounds very good...should I substitute something for the avocado or is it just as good without it?"

yummy7 User ID: 4358876 108492
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"You can lighten up on the ginger a little, and add glazed pecans instead of walnuts, and trader joe's has orange-cranberry raisins that would be awesome on this. Also a little dijon mustard or a pinch of horseradish could be used. You could sprinkle with finely crushed flavored potato chips of your flavor preference just before serving, too!"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 98597
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"Very refreshing! Served it on a bed of field greens. Liked the crunch of the celery and walnuts with the sweet taste of the grapes. Definitly put in recipe box for one that I will make again. Make sure your avocado is firm to the touch as to not turn into mush when you toss the ingredients."

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