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Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Oxmoor House
Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 4 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Avocado gives this chicken salad a rich, creamy texture as well as a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat, which protects against heart disease.


  • 3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed avocado (about 1)
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 8 whole wheat bread slices, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 364
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 16.4 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 7.9 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 41.4 g
  • carbohydrate 24.1 g
  • fiber 11.9 g
  • cholesterol 95 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 647 mg
  • calcium 322 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir avocado into chicken mixture until combined.

  2. Place 1 lettuce leaf onto each of 4 bread slices. Spoon chicken mixture evenly onto each lettuce leaf. Top with remaining bread slices.

  3. Serve with: Herbed Tomato-Cucumber Salad

  4. Shortcut Kitchen Tip

  5. To peel, seed, and dice an avocado, cut into the avocado vertically using a sharp knife; you'll hit the large seed in the center, so don't expect to be able to cut all the way through the fruit. Cut around the seed; twist both sides. Pull the halves apart. Whack the seed with the knife blade; then gently twist the knife, and pull to remove the seed, which will be stuck on the blade. Gently slice several horizontal and vertical lines through the flesh, but not through the skin. Use a spoon to gently scoop the diced flesh from the shell.

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