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Avocado and Apple Chicken Salad

Low in calories and rich in protein, this salad combines the sweet with the savory

Low in calories and rich in protein, this salad combines the sweet with the savory using a mix of avocado, red apples, jalapeño pepper, pecans, and other tasty ingredients.

Recipe by: Avocados from Mexico and inspired by Chef Roberto Santibañez.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups cooked chicken or turkey breast
  • 1 Cup diced sweet red apple
  • ½ Cup thinly sliced celery
  • ¼ Cup lightly toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup roughly chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
  • ¼ Cup chopped red onion
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 4 Cups mixed baby salad greens

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, apple, celery, pecans, parsley, onion, mint, jalapeño pepper (if desired), salt, lemon juice, and oil; stir. Add the avocado; toss gently until all the ingredients are combined, leaving some diced avocado visible while mashing some. Serve over the mixed greens.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving277
Total Fat18g27%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated3g15%
Cholesterol53mg18%
Protein20g40%
Carbs12g4%
Vitamin A93µg10%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.4%
Vitamin B60.5mg24.2%
Vitamin C21mg36%
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K154µg100%
Calcium44mg4%
Fiber5g22%
Folate (food)71µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)71µg18%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium47mg12%
Monounsaturated10gN/A
Niacin (B3)7mg33%
Phosphorus195mg28%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium581mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg12.5%
Sodium365mg15%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.8%
Zinc2mg12%