I love chicken salad, but I am super picky about it and I have a couple of chicken salad rules. First, it can’t be drowning in mayonnaise. The second big rule is that I like for it to be chunky. I hate when the chicken is cut up or shredded so small that it is almost non-existent. This rule is especially important when coupled with Rule #1. I also like a little crunch or something to break up the chicken and mayo, whether it’s celery, onion, or in this case, mango!!
Given my craziness when it comes to chicken salad, I often just make my own. I have been on a huge mango kick lately. Putting it in salsas and smoothies. Why not put it in some chicken salad? So put it all together and you have some avocado mango chicken salad! And instead of mayo, I went for Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt gives it that creamy texture and gives it a nice tang. I love the combo of the mango, chicken, and avocado. Of course there is avocado in this. Because you know I can’t be helped. This avocado mango chicken salad is creamy, it’s nice and chunky, and isn’t drowning in mayo. Yup, this meets all of my chicken salad requirements!
- 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized cubes
- 1 avocado, diced
- 3/4 cup diced mango (fresh or frozen will work)
- 3 tbs. diced red onion
- 2/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt (can adjust depending on how creamy you want it to be)
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- salt to taste
- Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl.
- Serve over greens, in a wrap, or on some bread or a croissant.