Avocado and Apple Chicken Salad

Low in calories and rich in protein, this salad combines the sweet with the savory
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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
367
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
31g
34%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
33g
72%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
45mg
60%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
49µg
12%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
289mg
41%
Selenium, Se
44µg
80%
Sodium, Na
406mg
27%
Water
236g
9%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.