Avocado Chicken Salad

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 3 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 avocados, peeled, diced, and tossed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Avocado Dressing:
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and mashed with 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Thick, crusty bread, multi-grain or sourdough, for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
Directions
Salad:

Mix all ingredients and chill. Pass with avocado dressing.

Dressing:

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Chill and serve alongside chicken salad.


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Used yogurt in place of mayo. YUM! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I Absolutely love this dish just the way it is. Great dressing for all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I omitted the mayo in the salad part, added some broccoli, sweet red pepper, cucumber and green onion tops as I don't care for red onions. I also cut the rice and chicken in half [1 1/2 c.] and used the whole amount of the salad dressing. Great Salad for luncheons and bar*b*ques. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was pretty good! All the mayo, sour cream, and dressing was a little rich, but the flavor is delicious. I decreased the amount of onion by almost half but it was still a lot of onion. I'm an onion lover but it was a bit much even for me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First rule in a dish like this, hold back a lot of the salt and add later to taste. You can season this at the end. Found this to be a great summer salad along with white wine. I made a few changes that can be done based on your tastes. As some said, I did not add mayo to the diced chicken and avocado. Again, if you think it needs more add it at the end. I prefer more of the avocado flavor in the dressing. I did not have parsley, but added 1/4 C. cilantro and then more at the end since I love it with avocado. I thought it gave the salad a bright, fresh Peruvian/South American flavor. I also added more lemon juice at the end. Lastly, I left out all the onion because I don't care for the flavor of raw onion. I added a bit more garlic. Based on our tastes, we enjoyed the emphasis on avocado, lemon and cilantro. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used many of the great suggestions, THANKS! I cut back on the onion and DID NOT put mayo IN the salad, it seemed redundant since there's a dressing. But I added one chopped Mango! Wow it's awesome with the mango! I have a Chicken Veronique recipe I love, but grapes are so expensive these days that I'm using more of my other favorite fruits. Also, I'm keeping the salad and dressing in 2 separate containers and only mixing as I serve, refrigerating leftovers separately. I think it will keep better. I used sour cream in dressing too and its amazing!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I decreased the mayo a little, but other than that, wonderful. The dressing is good on regular salads too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Im not big on the chicken salad part of this recipe HOWEVER..... I am so in love with the dressing. I use it on my salads all the time. The best thing is its so easy to Modify... If you want less garlic or whatever.... Its a realy good Dressing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read your reviews and gave me a better idea. Little salty on avocado dressing so add sour cream to reduce salty. Rice and Chicken with avocado with avocado dressing is really champion. We all enjoyed to eat and it was so delicious. It is really large amount and perfect for cookout or potluck party. Thanks so much for wonderful reciept. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was so incredibly rich (too much mayonnaise), I got physically sick after a few bites. I had to dispose of the rest of it. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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