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Guacamole Chicken Salad Recipe

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This flavorful chicken salad is perfect for company. “As a registered nurse with a hectic schedule, I try to prepare recipes that are fast, but also keep the nutritional needs in mind,” notes Carmen Bolar of Bronx, New York. “This one definitely meets all of my criteria.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • SEASONED TORTILLA CHIPS:
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • SALAD:
  • 2 large ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Spritz one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Combine the garlic powder, seasoned salt and curry powder; sprinkle over tortillas. Cut each into four wedges. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients; toss gently. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Guacamole Chicken Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p55

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. 30, 2012

Delicious for a light summer dinner or lunch.

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