Hands-on Time
16 Mins
Total Time
16 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup salad and about 1/2 cup chips)

Fresh, tasty, and delicious is how this 5-star, avocado chicken salad recipe is commonly described. Even better than Wendy's Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad (seriously), this particular recipe uses vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise but doesn’t lose its creamy texture, thanks to avocado. Salsa and fresh cilantro give this easy chicken salad its south-of-the-border flavors. So, instead of layering over a bed of greens, serve with tortilla chips for scooping and an added crunch. This recipe works for any week day lunch or even for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

How to Make It

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken and cilantro; toss to combine. Gently fold in salsa and avocado. Serve with chips.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Patriciasass's Review

May 18, 2014

sharique's Review

June 05, 2013
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acpgee's Review

May 14, 2014

whiterosecute's Review

August 07, 2013

merbama87's Review

March 21, 2012
Great and easy chicken salad! Love the Mexican flavors!

Roxanne605's Review

May 16, 2014
This turned out very well. I marinated chicken breasts in olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, a dash of red pepper flakes and salt and pepper and cooked it on the grill. Made my on pico de gallo and then made the rest of the recipe as stated. So tasty and really felt like a treat, especially eating it with chips! Will make again, maybe even today since I have ingredients left.

MartiHartnett's Review

June 11, 2013
Awesome Salad!! My husband loved this and I will be preparing it again.

stormydogblue's Review

June 11, 2013
I am giving this recipe 5 stars because the time it took to get it to the table (less than 10 minutes!!) produced amazingly delicious results! I made it exactly as written. I used a medium heat fresh salsa from the grocery store, which gave it a little bit of heat, and I didn't feel the need to add the jalapeño I had bought just in case. I had to Make myself stop eating this fantastic fresh chicken salad! I didn't think it was quite as good the next day but still very edible.

KristyC3's Review

June 10, 2013
This recipe is da bomb! I have already made it twice in one week! Love it!

mrshartzell's Review

June 12, 2013
So delicious and easy! I could seriously eat this every day!