Avocado Chicken Salad


This avocado chicken salad is herbaceous, bright and creamy. The blend of cilantro, dill and chives pairs nicely with fresh avocado. Enjoy this easy chicken salad over lettuce, on crackers or in a wrap.

avocado chicken salad and crackers
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ½ cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ cup firmly packed fresh dill fronds

  • 1 tablespoon drained capers

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus more for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted, divided

  • cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup whole-milk plain strained yogurt (such as Greek-style)

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast


  1. Combine cilantro, chives, dill, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic salt, pepper and the flesh from 1 avocado in a food processor; process until finely chopped, about 30 seconds. Add mayonnaise and yogurt; process until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Dice the remaining avocado and place in a medium bowl. Add chicken and the dressing; stir gently until combined and evenly coated. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. Garnish with additional chives and lemon zest, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
22g Fat
7g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Vitamin A 418IU 8%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 65mcg 16%
Vitamin K 48mcg 40%
Sodium 464mg 20%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 553mg 12%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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