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Chicken Avocado Salad

This is the first time I've ever shared this recipe, but it's one that my family and friends request for every outing we have! I like to serve it with crackers or sometimes in pita bread for a filling grab-and-go lunch. —Karlene Johnson, Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  • In a small bowl, toss avocado with 1 tablespoon lemon juice; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, grapes, apple, celery, mayonnaise, walnuts, ginger and remaining lemon juice. Stir in avocado. Serve on lettuce-lined plates if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 546 calories, 44g fat (6g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Sally
    Aug 22, 2020

    This is an excellent chicken salad. I would recommend adding the avocado at the last minute or even on each person’s plate. It is the only part that gets a little funky the next day otherwise it really is delicious.

  • Hopechurchlady2
    Dec 8, 2015

    Day one this was ok, too fruity however and day 2 it was just plain yucky

  • Janset
    Nov 22, 2015

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  • Reginaoh9
    Apr 22, 2014

    Best chicken salad ever. Used Miracle whip instead of mayo. Yummy!!!!

  • pearlos
    Apr 9, 2014

    Added raisins instead of grapes - LOVED IT!

  • ksupey
    Feb 8, 2014

    Everyone loved this chicken salad. Delicious!!!! I used an oven roasted chicken from the grocery couldn't have been easier.

  • homemadewithlove
    Oct 8, 2013

    This was refreshing and delicious. Makes for a light lunch. I used pecans instead of walnuts.

  • sydonia
    Feb 27, 2012

    Wonderful recipe with all my favorite flavors! Thanks for sharing!

  • janet59
    Jul 24, 2011

    I love this recipe.. It's light and tasty and healthy. I use cranberrs instead of grapes.

  • mrmathews
    Mar 25, 2011

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