If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy salad that’s loaded with toppings, then you’ll want to try this chicken avocado salad! I based this recipe on the Protein Avocado Crisp Salad from Aubergine Kitchen, which is one of my favorite restaurants. So, if you’re a fan of that salad, you’ll LOVE this homemade version!
Chicken Avocado Salad Ingredients
This salad is loaded with ingredients that are both nutritious and delicious. The sauteed chicken, bacon, and hard-boiled eggs provide PLENTY of protein, making it extremely filling. The avocado adds some healthy fats, and the cucumbers, red onions, and cherry tomatoes add a variety of nutrients. The parmesan crisps (if you choose to include them) provide a satisfying crunch. However, if you leave them out, this recipe isn’t just gluten-free, but dairy-free as well!
The real star of this salad is the homemade cilantro lime jalapeño dressing. You can find the recipe for the dressing here! This dressing is not only gluten-free and dairy-free, but it’s also bursting with flavor. The cilantro adds a fresh flavor, while the lime juice adds a tangy kick. The jalapeño adds a smoky flavor to the dressing, and doesn’t make it spicy at all (unless you decide to leave the seeds and membrane in). This dressing is so delicious that you’ll want to drizzle it on everything!
One of the best things about this salad is that it’s so easy to make. You can prep the ingredients ahead of time, and then just assemble the salad when you’re ready to eat. The sauteed chicken, bacon, and hard-boiled eggs can all be cooked in advance. The dressing can also be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
This salad is also great for meal prep–the recipe provides at least six servings, and all of it keeps well in the fridge if the ingredients are stored separately. You can make this in advance and have lunch prepared for the entire week!
This chicken avocado salad is a super healthy and delicious meal option that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s packed with nutrients and flavor, and it’s easy to make. So, next time you’re craving a salad, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!