Tasty Fiesta Chicken Salad Recipe

by Phoebe Green
Tasty Fiesta Chicken Salad Recipe

I love-love chicken salad. It’s fast and simple to make — two characteristics valued highly by my rumbling stomach. And here’s a speedy secret for you: I like to start with canned chicken. Yes, canned chicken! And then I get creative with what I add to it. There are, like, a zillion different ways to make a tasty fiesta chicken salad — like this one — but right now, check out the recipe here.

And how could I not love this fiesta chicken salad recipe? I mean, look at that avocado. And avocado is one of my top-ten favourite foods. Luckily, it’s also a top-ten healthy food. And what’s particularly fab about this dish is that I replaced the unhealthy saturated fat that typically comes from mayo with a creamy, delicious avocado base. You’ll get a lot of flavours, plus healthy fat.

Tasty Fiesta Chicken Salad Recipe

Tasty Fiesta Chicken Salad Recipe

Phoebe GreenPhoebe Green
Enjoy this fiesta chicken salad on its own, or roll it in a lettuce leaf to enjoy taco-style, as I do. The best part? You can always have another serving when you skip the bread that usually comes with chicken salad.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people
Calories 286 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 medium avocados
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 30 ounces chicken drained and cubed
  • ½ cup pico de gallo
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 head romaine lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Pit one avocado and empty the contents with Greek yogurt and sriracha into a bowl.
  • Mash and blend well together with an immersion blender (you can also use beaters) until it’s whipped into a creamy smooth base.
  • Add the drained chicken and pico de gallo or cowboy caviar (make sure to drain the juices from it before adding to the bowl). If you like more chunks in your chicken salad, add a greater amount of pico.
  • Mix ingredients together well with a spatula and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice up the remaining avocado.
  • Add the 2 to 3 tablespoons of chicken salad into a romaine lettuce leaf, and top off with a slice of avocado. Enjoy as many as you’d like!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 16gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 221mgPotassium: 727mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 9371IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword balsamic chicken salad, canned chicken salad, mexican chicken salad
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