Fiesta Chicken Salad (No Mayo/Dairy Free)
One of my favorite Chicken Salads to keep in the refrigerator for quick lunches, snacks, or a lighter evening meal. So fresh!

Fiesta Chicken Salad (No Mayo/Dairy Free)


1 avocado
2 cups cooked chicken such as rotisserie, shredded
1/2 red bell pepper finely diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
2 scallions thinly sliced (or 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion)
juice of one lime
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pinch cayenne pepper
kosher salt to taste
black pepper to taste


Mash the avocado in a medium bowl with a fork.

Mix the remaining ingredients together with the avocado.

Serve on whole grain bread, serve with crackers or tortilla chips, or serve on lettuce wraps or on a bed of greens for a low-carb/paleo/whole30 option.

Storage: Store in the fridge for up to 5 days in a bowl with plastic wrap pressed down on the surface, and a squeeze of extra lime juice if you want. This will help prevent the avocado from browning.

For a richer taste, mix a little mayo in with the avocado.

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