Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad {Recipe}

Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad

Although known for being high in fat, avocado holds nutritional value that can be a healthy addition to even the most guilty of pleasures. If you are looking for healthy alternatives this summer, avocados can lower cholesterol, aid weight loss and enrich a diet with potassium and vitamins C and E.

We love eating avocado and this delicious recipe from Chef Julie Yoon is PERFECT for the summer!!!


Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad

Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad


  • to taste Oil
  • to taste Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 2 Avocados
  • to taste Radishes (optional)
  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Granny smith apple
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts


1) Pat dry and season generously the boneless skinless chicken breasts (2).

2) In a pan with some hot oil (to taste), pan fry the chicken until cooked. Turn over only when one side has browned. If there is no blood in the juice then the chicken is cooked.

3) Let the chicken cool enough to shred into a large bowl

4) Finely mince the shallot (1).

5 )Dice the granny smith apple (1).

6) Core and dice the avocado (1) and transfer to the bowl of shredded chicken. Core and dice the remaining avocados (2) and add to a blender

7) Roughly chop the parsley (1/4 cup) and add to the blender.

8) Finely mince the garlic clove (1) with some salt then add to the blender. The salt helps make a fine garlic paste. Use your knife to scrape down and chop to make the paste.

9) In the blender add fresh lemon juice (3 Tbsp), buttermilk (1 cup), water (1/2 cup) and some salt and pepper (to taste). Fold some dressing with the chicken. Save leftover dressing in the fridge for up to 3 days and use as a dipping sauce.

10) If using radishes (to taste), slice then thinly with a madeline.

11) Toast Italian bread (4 slices) and top with chicken and a bit of radish.

You can also find this recipe on, the step-by-step cooking app HERE.

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29 responses to “Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad {Recipe}”

  1. Avocado and chicken sounds awesome, not too sure about the apple….that’s just me!

    • chicken and avocado go great together tho!

  2. What a great combination–it looks delicious and healthy!

  3. Awesome combination,it looks so delicious…

  4. Going to try this on Sunday for the first BBQ of the season

  5. I’m afraid I don’t like avocado so I’d probably use cheese instead.

  6. That looks delicious and very healthy to boot!

  7. would not of thought of putting apple and chicken together

  8. That looks delicious! We love incorporating avocado and apples into meals

  9. This Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad recipe sounds healthy and delicious. I plan on trying it as I have heard many times about the value of avocados, even though they are a fatty food.
    Thank you for the recipe and, if I try it, I will get back to you on the results.

  10. That looks delicious! I love the ingredients and will have to give it a try… Thanks!

  11. This is an awesome combination of fabulous foods that I would never have thought of to mix together! I am going to make this and enjoy it very much.Thank you for posting.

  12. I am hoping to make this real soon!

  13. Sounds like a great refreshing combo for a sandwich! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Not too keen on the avocado (shame as they are so healthy), do like the idea of the apple to go with the chicken though.

  15. Looks and sounds like a great summer salad to me that’s refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

  16. What a great combination!

  17. I love the combination of apple and avocado! Thanks for the recipe idea!

  18. I love apple with chicken and I’m sure I’ll love it with avocado too. All of my fave foods. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Oh my goodness that sounds so good. It would be a great afternoon hot day lunch.

  20. I dont care for Avocado and used Eggplant instead it was good

  21. sounds delish , a must try , i am always looking for new recipes , thanks for sharing !

  22. wow this sounds delish , i will def be trying it out thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. I don’t like avocados but I like everything else about this recipe

  24. what a great summertime meal

  25. I love this idea! It’s healthy and looks great!

  26. Yum! I love chicken salad and this looks wonderful. I think I know what I am having for lunch today!

  27. The Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad looks fantastic. I bet adding the apple adds a wonderful sweet flavor. This is a great summer recipe, thanks for sharing.

  28. The salad looks awesome

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