Avocado Chicken Salad

This avocado chicken salad is pretty amazing! I was a little surprised on how much I really enjoyed it. I mean come on... it's just chicken salad ... well chicken salad that is all jazzed up! We all know the combination of avocado, lime and cilantro go great together. Add some Greek yogurt instead of mayo and it makes a fabulous Lean! Serve with your favorite Greens and you have a complete Lean and Green meal. Yum! Talk about a fiesta in my mouth!

I grilled some chicken breasts and cut them into bite size pieces. Measure out 10 oz of cooked chicken. You can also use a whole rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Use the breast of the chicken with skin and bones removed.

Then I added the avocado and used my food scale to measure out 3 oz. Buy them ripe with some give to the touch. If you plan on using them in a few days later, buy them firm and then put them in a brown paper bag to ripen.

Here is a great tutorial on how to cut and peel an avocado:

In a nutshell:
Grip the avocado with one hand and use a knife to cut lengthwise around the seed. Open the two halves and you will see the pit. Use the knife to tap the pit gently until a cut is made and then twist the pit out of the avocado.

Then take  a small dinner knife and make a cross-hatch pattern in the avocado flesh making sure not to break through the avocado peel. Next, use a spoon to scoop out the pieces.

Add some chopped cilantro.

Then add fresh lime juice and your seasonings.

Lastly, add the Greek yogurt to give it that creamy goodness without all the fat of mayo. Enjoy!

Avocado Chicken Salad

10 oz finely diced chicken, about 2 cups but weigh for accuracy (1 2/3 Leaner)
1/2 cup 2% Plain Greek yogurt (1/3 Leaner)
3 oz chopped avocado (2 Healthy Fats)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp salt (1 Condiment)
1/8 tsp pepper (1/2 Condiment)
1 tbsp + 1 tsp lime juice (2 Condiments)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (1/4 Condiment)

Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Split the chicken salad in half and serve with your favorite Greens!

Makes 2 Servings
Each serving provides
1 Leaner, 2 1/3 Condiments and 1 Healthy Fat

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Try serving this avocado chicken salad with the Cali'flour foods flatbreads to make a sandwich! Here is the break down to make a full Lean and Green meal:
2 baked Cali'flour Foods flat breads (1/3 Lean, 2 Greens)
1/3 of the Avocado Chicken Salad recipe, about 2/3 cup (2/3 Lean, 1.5 Condiments). Serve with 1 Green such as 2.6 oz mini sweet bell peppers. Use them as your "chips".

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