Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Enjoy a delicious mix of flavor and textures with this chicken salad featuring creamy fresh avocado, crunchy pecans and chewy dried cranberries.

Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad
This easy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad provides an excellent source of protein and satisfying fiber, making it a smart addition to your weight management strategy. So versatile, try it in lettuce cups, with crackers or between two slices of whole grain bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, diced and divided
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 8 ounces cooked chicken breast, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 ounce unsalted pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of the diced avocado in a medium bowl and mash with a fork.
  2. Stir in Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, celery salt and pepper until blended.
  3. Add diced cooked chicken breast, chopped pecans and cranberries.
  4. Gently mix in remaining diced avocado.
  5. Serve in lettuce leaves or on crackers or whole grain bread.

Yield: 2 (1 cup) servings

Nutrition Facts - 2 servings per recipe - Serving Size 1 serving (244g) - Amount Per Serving: Calories 480

% Daily Value* Total Fat 25g 32% Saturated Fat 3.5g 18% Trans Fat 0g - Polyunsaturated Fat 5g - Monounsaturated Fat 14g - Cholesterol 120mg 40% Sodium 85mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 27g 10% Dietary Fiber 7g 25% Total Sugars 17g - Includes 6g Added Sugars 12% Protein 43g 86% Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 90mg 6% Iron 1.5mg 8% Potassium 940mg 20% Vitamin A 50mcg 6% Vitamin C 6mg 6% Vitamin E 2.6mg 15% Vitamin K 16mcg 15% Thiamin 0.3mg 20% Riboflavin .5mg 40% Niacin 15.5mg 100% Vitamin B6 1.6mg 90% Folate 65mcg DFE 15% Vitamin B12 0.7 mcg 30% Pantothenic Acid 3.3mg 70% Phosphorus 450mg 35% Magnesium 85mg 20% Zinc 2.5mg 25% Selenium 39mcg 70% Copper 0.4mg 40% Manganese 0.8mg 35%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Recipe and photo courtesy of: Hass Avocado Commission

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