Recipe: Chopped Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Chopped Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Since fall has fallen upon us (get it?), this might be the last salad I post this season. Fingers crossed though because I practically live on salads…  I’ve been meaning to share this chicken salad all year but kept getting side tracked with all the other salad recipes I’ve posted.

Alright so let’s jump right into this delicious salad. The star of this salad is definitely the creamy avocado sauce. It’s my go to salad dressing and it also seems to be a crowd favorite as well. I love it because it’s ready in just minutes. You simply toss a few simple ingredients into your blender and it’s like magic. A creamy, tangy, rich and delicious sauce that is unbelievably good on anything.

Chopped Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing



For the Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 paprika optional
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
For the Salad
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 2 cups baby spinach optional
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese optional
For the Avocado Dressing
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup cilantro stems and leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yoghurt or sour-cream
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water or as needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To cook chicken: In a medium bowl or ziplock bag, combine the chicken, olive oil and spices. Mix until chicken is fully coated. Pre-heat a medium heavy duty pan to medium high heat. Place chicken in pan and cook for 6-7 minutes per side or until chicken is tender and inside is cooked. Cool in pan for 3-4 minutes then transfer to a cutting board. Cut into slices or cubes. While the chicken is cooking, chop all ingredients for the salad and place in a large bowl.
  2. To make dressing: Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender or food processor. pulse for 1 minute or until the dressing is creamy. Add more water as needed. Dressing will keep fresh covered in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  3. To assemble: Serve salad in a large bowl or assemble into two small salad plates. Divide romaine lettuce and baby spinach onto two plates. top each plate with tomatoes, onion, and feta cheese. Serve with dressing on the side or drizzle dressing onto salads.

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