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Made this tonight for a brunch tomorrow, quadrupled the recipe. I “taste tested” so much that I didn’t need to eat dinner. Delicious!
I’m so glad you like it Whitney!
Ohhhh I’m in heaven! Added in some cut up almonds and left out the celery! It was absolutely delicious!!
Ok~how would this taste with shrimp instead of chicken??OR is there shrimp version?Thank you~
Hi, Shannon! I think this would be great with shrimp! We don’t have anything exactly like it on the site, but I think you could just cook a pound or so of shrimp, chop it up, and swap it in for the chicken in this recipe. Let us know how it works out!
This was amazing! The only way I will ever make chicken salad again, even my kids (we’ll 21 & 18 yr. old girls and 12 yr. old boy) loved it! A tip I did was added a little (about 1/4 cup-I doubled the batch) of the juices from cooking the chicken for a little extra flavor, (I also left my apple skins on) just the right creaminess too! Love, love love this recipe! Thank you Elise, I can’t wait to try your other recipes!
Never thought I would enjoy chicken salad like this. I didn’t have red onion so used 1 green onion. Added about 1/2 tablespoon light mayo to lemon and olive oil. Spooned each serving into a Carved out large tomato.
I love this recipe, one of my favorites!
I tried this recipe today and I absolutely loved it! I used parsley and substituted the apples for grapes! I also used canned chicken. Very delicious(:
Hi Lainee, I’m so glad you liked it! Love the grape substitution, great idea.
I mean, really… this recipe combines everything I love. So good on a summer day.
Loooooooove this recipe and have made it a LOT! And most of the time, I make it with canned chicken and it’s perfect! I separate servings and put it in baggies, let all the air out and roll it up like a “log” and it keeps in my fridge for a day or two. If there ARE any brownish spots, I just squeeze it all together and it’s fine. Thank you so much for this! :)
I’m so glad you like it Kat! Love the idea of rolling it into a log to keep in the fridge.
How many servings will it be altogether?
Hi Kailey, it makes enough for two sandwiches or two individual salads.
I added dried cranberries minus cilantro and apples.
This looks great but I’m curious to know if it is a dish that needs to be eaten within a short period of time or would a batch of it keep over the course of a few days. Thanks.
Hi Mike, I think it’s best eaten within a day.
the avocado will turn brown.
Delicious! I followed the recipe with the exception of the celery.
I made this for lunch today, it was good but missing something though I’m not sure what. I’ll have to make some adjustments so that it is just right!
Not sure if you’ll see this Elise,but I love the look of your website.I come back here all the time because of the carefully laid out explanations and lovingly prepared food.Thank you for offering your gifts! I also enjoy that you are somewhere around my neighborhood in Sacramento!
Thanks so much Jen!
Made it today. Very good! I added the zest from my lime also.
Love the idea of adding lime zest Kathy!
I made this for the first time today. This was soooooo good and very simple. Nice recipe
I’m so glad you liked it Ronnelle!
I’m looking for something that tastes very similar to a basic chicken salad, so would you go for the parsley or cilantro? I’m thinking Parsley. Also, has anyone tried it with the Parsley? How did it turn out?
I recommend the parsley in that case.
Will canned chicken work for this recipe?
Hello Sylvia, I don’t see why not. If you try it with canned chicken, please let us know how it works out for you.
Your Avacado Chicken Salad is
Brilliant!! So easy. Friends
enjoyed a spoonful on crackers
As a snack!
I made this for the first time –and without the apple (I’m allergic) but a bit more lime juice and it was delicious! It will be in rotation from now on as it was super easy and with ingredients I usually have around (minus the cilantro)