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Avocado Mango Chicken Salad

Avocado Mango Chicken Salad

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!

Avocado Mango Chicken Salad

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Avocado Mango Chicken Salad

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Serve over greens, in a wrap, or on some bread or a croissant.

Avocado Mango Chicken Salad

   

28 Responses to “Avocado Mango Chicken Salad”

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — February 4, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I have been on a mango kick too! Isn’t that crazy? I love this salad!! The only thing is I need a way bigger portion! Awesome salad!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

    LOVE the idea of serving this in little avocado bowls – genius! Great recipe, Stephanie.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I have always wanted to do this. What a gorgeous recipe!

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    Choc Chip Uru — February 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    What a stunningly delicious recipe :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    a farmer in the dell — February 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    what a creative recipe! So refreshing. All that is missing is a nice glass of chardonnay!

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    Ramona — February 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Mmmm… I love the idea of avocado in chicken salad. :)

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    JanetFCTC — February 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I love me some mango… and some chicken salad. Avocado not so much, but just looking at this has me craving one, so hey, I’ll take that too :-P

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — February 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I was just looking today for a new way to dress up some chicken salad! This sounds awesome!

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    Wendy @ AMFT — February 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I have the same rules as you do in terms of chicken salad. It’s got such a bad wrap…I just think people haven’t had a good one. Your’s looks amazing! I want to know when I’m getting invited over for supper. :)

    • Stephanie replied: — February 5th, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      Girl, you are welcome any time! :)

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — February 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

    This looks like a great chicken salad – I think you covered all the things I would want in chicken salad :)

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — February 5, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Basically I wont eat chicken salad unless I made it, not being snobby but I used to see it being made in-store with all the parts except bones :( I’m a total white meat chicken lover so I can’t stand finding a lump of skin in it or worse..sorry for the gross post! Yours looks super clean though and I love serving it in the avo shell!!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 5th, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      Oh Gerry, I am totally with you on that. I’m a total white meat chicken person too. I can’t eat most store-bought ones for the same reason and because of the mayo issue.

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    Chobani — February 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Stephanie, these look AMAZING! Love that you served this up in little avocado bowls. So clever!

    Amy
    @Chobani

    • Stephanie replied: — February 5th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much, Amy! :)

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — February 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I heart avocado on ANYTHINGGGG. In chicken salad with mango, it sounds absolutely scrumptious!! Plus, serving it in the avo shell looks super fancy :)

    • Stephanie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

      Haha, yes avocado shells make everything seem fancier!

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    Meghan — February 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    You know this is right up my alley! Fantastic!! I’m a total chicken salad snob too :)

    • Stephanie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

      Thanks, Meghan! Glad I am not alone! :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 6, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This is my kind of chicken salad! Love how you serve it in an avocado!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!

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    Tracey — April 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    What would this be like without the chicken, I wonder

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    Lesley — July 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    If you made tithe night before for lunch the next day would the avocado go brown? Trying to come up with some healthy tasty brown bag lunch ideas

    • Stephanie replied: — July 7th, 2013 @ 12:46 am

      Hey Lesley, I actually haven’t tried that, but if you do it the night before, I would think that it would still be okay in the fridge.

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