Avocado and Apple Chicken Salad

Staff Writer
Low in calories and rich in protein, this salad combines the sweet with the savory
Chicken Salad

Avocados from Mexico

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.

4
Servings
277
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Protein
20g
40%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
93µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.4%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.2%
Vitamin C
21mg
36%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
154µg
100%
Calcium
44mg
4%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
71µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
47mg
12%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
33%
Phosphorus
195mg
28%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
581mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.5%
Sodium
365mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.8%
Zinc
2mg
12%