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


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

  1. Laurie P — May 22, 2015 @ 5:52 am (#)

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


    • Laurie P — July 9th, 2015 @ 9:57 am

      chicken and avocado go great together tho!


  2. Dandi D — May 22, 2015 @ 8:27 am (#)

    What a great combination–it looks delicious and healthy!


  3. kathy downey — May 22, 2015 @ 1:36 pm (#)

    Awesome combination,it looks so delicious…


  4. kathy downey — May 22, 2015 @ 1:57 pm (#)

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


  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen — May 22, 2015 @ 7:47 pm (#)

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


  6. sarah sar — May 27, 2015 @ 10:05 am (#)

    That looks delicious and very healthy to boot!


  7. Vesper Meikle — June 3, 2015 @ 5:21 am (#)

    would not of thought of putting apple and chicken together


  8. Melinda L. — June 3, 2015 @ 8:52 am (#)

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


  9. Elva Roberts — June 10, 2015 @ 1:09 pm (#)

    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. Aliya D — June 11, 2015 @ 5:50 pm (#)

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


  11. Wanda Tracey — June 15, 2015 @ 9:06 am (#)

    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. kathy downey — June 28, 2015 @ 11:31 am (#)

    I am hoping to make this real soon!


  13. Anne Taylor — July 15, 2015 @ 1:13 pm (#)

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


  14. Elizabeth Matthiesen — July 17, 2015 @ 4:02 pm (#)

    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. Alexa Nernberg — July 18, 2015 @ 9:21 am (#)

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


  16. kathy downey — July 28, 2015 @ 10:15 am (#)

    What a great combination!


  17. Victoria Ess — July 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm (#)

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


  18. Mandy — August 1, 2015 @ 3:30 pm (#)

    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. loriag — August 3, 2015 @ 6:31 am (#)

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


  20. kathy downey — November 1, 2015 @ 6:23 am (#)

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


  21. Treen Goodwin — March 25, 2016 @ 10:24 am (#)

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


  22. Treen Goodwin — April 13, 2016 @ 9:55 am (#)

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


  23. Debbie White Beattie — July 11, 2016 @ 2:10 am (#)

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


  24. Darlene W — August 12, 2016 @ 12:51 pm (#)

    what a great summertime meal


  25. G K — November 2, 2016 @ 6:18 pm (#)

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


  26. Brigid OHara Koshko — December 9, 2016 @ 2:41 am (#)

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


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