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Avocado Chicken Salad (Recipe)

My Mom would never believe it if someone were to tell her that I was eating things like brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, asparagus, avocado, broccoli… I don’t know if it’s the pandemic or my age 😀

This isn’t a big elaborate meal but it’s a nice side salad. This is an easy, excellent chicken salad recipe with lemon dressing, plenty of avocado, irresistible bites of bacon and corn. For optional added protein, there are 2 hard boiled eggs.

Ingredients:

2 cooked chicken breasts shredded or chopped
2 large avocados
1 cup kernel corn
6 oz lean bacon cooked and chopped
1/4 cup chives chopped
2 Tbsp dill chopped, or to taste

Lemon Dressing:

3 Tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Dice or shred the 2 cooked chicken breasts and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Peel and pit 2 avocados, slice into bite size pieces and add to bowl.
  3. Add corn, toss in chives, bacon, and dill.
  4. Add dressing ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle over salad and toss to combine. Serve with slices of hard boiled egg if desired.

As always, use what you have! If you don’t have fresh corn, a can of corn is perfectly fine 🙂 Rotisserie chicken is a great way to cut down prep time, pre-cooked bacon is another idea. This was absolutely delicious and although it would be expensive to do on a regular basis, there are ways to cut the cost.

I hope you’re having a fantastic week! We had gorgeous weather here (+15 on Sunday) and then a blizzard on Monday but the snow is basically gone now. The gophers are out running around which means it is definitely Spring lol!

-Ang