Avocado Chicken Salad

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This Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise - it's nutrition packed power lunch!

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Where are my chicken salad fans? We’ve all had chicken salad sandwiches with mayo and they are classic comfort sandwiches that truly never disappoint. But avocado is the super hero ingredient of the year (of the decade?!) and it’s plant-based buttery dreamy consistency makes it such an awesome substitute for mayonnaise.

So, don’t get me wrong…avocado by no means tastes like mayonnaise. But because of its consistency when mashed, because of it’s high fat (good fat, totally good fat!) content, it’s been showing up around tons of recipes in place of mayo. I have no beef with mayo actually and I do enjoy it on a sammich from time-to-time, but avocado and I are BFFs, let’s be honest. So instead of straight up mayo, I mashed an avocado, added low fat yogurt, lime, garlic and salt and pepper and that dressing was the base of this Avocado Hero Sandwich.

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This Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise - nutrition packed power lunch!

Pretty simple ingredients all mixed up to make a magical sandwich!

This Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise - nutrition packed power lunch!

This is a modern take on the classic chicken sandwich. I’ll never dis the classics, but I love adding a modern twist with fresh and light ingredients that leave your tummy happy. The croissant, admittedly, is on the more indulgent side, but you can totally put this on a bagel, Ezekiel sandwich bread, tortilla wrap, or just eat it as is. Overall, it’s only 400 calories with the croissant, so it’s a fresh lunch option that is loaded with protein and healthy fats! Gimme Gimme!

This Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise - nutrition packed power lunch!

 

This Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise - nutrition packed power lunch!

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Avocado Chicken Salad recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

And if you’re looking for other classic lunch salads, try my Healthy Egg Salad or my Healthy Tuna Salad

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This Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise - nutrition packed power lunch!
Avocado Chicken Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich is a lightened-up version of the classic chicken salad made without mayonnaise - it's nutrition packed power lunch!
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado salad, Chicken Sandwich
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 118 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 4 Croissant rolls or other bread of choice
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the avocado, then add the plain yogurt, lime and garlic powder; season with salt and pepper. Whisk together until combined. You can also place all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake it up really well.
  2. Add the chicken, celery and green onions to the large bowl with the dressing. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover the mixture and store in the fridge for 4 hours or more to set.
  4. Slice each croissant roll in half. Spread about 1/2 cup of chicken salad over bottom half. Top with the other half of the croissant. Repeat for the remaining croissants.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  6. Store any remainder chicken salad in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Potassium 293mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 9.5%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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