Avocado Chicken Salad #Paleo

I love chicken salad but living the Paleo lifestyle store bought mayonnaise is out of the question unless it has compliant ingredients. At a recent shopping trip I bought compliant mayonnaise that was $8.00 for a tiny jar which tasted disgusting and I wound up tossing it in the garbage can.  It made me so upset to toss it but no one in my home liked it. It almost made us gag. I have not been brave enough to make it homemade either. My husband says it’s easy to make but honestly I am afraid of the taste (who knows maybe I will be sharing a homemade recipe here for mayonnaise if I am brave enough to make it). So for now how can I eat chicken salad? Typically I make it with mayonnaise, onions and celery but without mayonnaise it’s not much of chicken salad. So I decided to improvise. Glad I did! 



I Cup of chicken 

1/8 of cup of red onion

1 Avocado 

Salt and pepper

1/2 tsp lemon

1 Plum tomato


First remove the avocado (I use a spoon to scoop it out).  With the back of a fork smash it all up.  For the chicken I used leftover rotisserie chicken which I diced up but you can use a cooked chicken breast if you do not have leftovers. Next I diced up my onion and tomato.  Then I added the chicken, tomato, and onion to the smashed up avocado and gave it a good mix.  Finally I added my lemon juice, salt and pepper to it and gave it another good mix. Viola, it’s ready to eat! Yummy!


If you are on Paleo as well you can scoop some on cucumber slices or you can eat it plain like I did! The avocado makes it so nice and creamy that it melts in your mouth! 


Have you ever used avocado in your low carb dishes? If so how?


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  1. Awww, thank you for sharing!! I need to try this out! Looks really yummy 🙂

  2. Avocado and chicken are two of my favourite things. This looks delish. Only thing I’d add extra is feta.

  3. Ooh! Avocado would make a great substitute for mayonnaise. It makes everything yummy!

  4. This sounds tasty, I think I will give it a try for a pot luck I’m attending next week. I’m always looking for recipes that my paleo friends can enjoy.

  5. Yum, I am absolutely pinning this for later! I love chicken and guacamole, this recipe basically combines the two of them into one delicious bowl!

  6. Yum. Nothing not to love about this. I love avocado and I love chicken salad. The perfect lunch for me.

  7. This is just perfect with Shawn starting Keto earlier this week or end of last. Love finding these awesome recipes. Also, if you haven’t heard of Trim Healthy Mama, your recipe would fit for them too. It has a great balance, and too much grace – so I have to learn to be more strict with myself.

    • I have a friend who is doing Trim Healthy Mama and much of what she eats coincides with what I can eat on Paleo.

  8. This look so delicious! I never had a paleo before so if I can make it myself and try it for the first time it would really be amazing!

  9. Akamatra says:

    This would be a great salad for the summer days! I am not into paleo just healthy living.

  10. I love avocados in any and every dish I make haha. Adding avocados to a salad totally elevate the taste as well as nutritional value.

  11. I love avocados. But that this recipe is paleo, low carb and keto makes it even more attractive. Thanks for making this available. It looks delicious!

  12. I love avocados. The fact that this recipe is paleo, low carb and keto makes it all the better. My tummy and mouth are sure to have a party. YUM 😀

  13. I keep hearing about this keto diet. I am a good avocado salad!

  14. Avocado definitely is a must have in our household. We tend to have guacamole every other day, and it’s my favorite.

  15. This is similar to how we make guacamole (just without the chicken). We are huge fans of all things avocado!

  16. Avocado is a perfect substitution, thanks for the recipe.

  17. I love this avocado chicken salad, it looks so yummy and I’m sure it tastes so good too. I hope to try it out sometime with my family.

  18. I am not on paleo but this recipe is worth a try! I would love to try and taste this!

  19. Yum! Two of my favorites are in this salad — chicken and avocado. I’ve never tried the paleo version. Will have to do so this week

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