Recipe: Avocado Chicken Salad

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While we love our original Skinny Chicken Salad recipe, making the decision to add avocados might be one of our more genius ideas. We use Greek yogurt to slim down the dressing, while the avocados ensure you're getting your healthy fats. At only 294 calories per serving, you can roll this creamy, delicious chicken salad in a lettuce wrap or La Tortilla Factory Low-Carb, High-Fiber Whole-Wheat tortilla for a light lunch. Serve with a side of fruit or cut raw vegetables, or a simple green salad!


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yields: 5 servings
Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 avocado, medium dice
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a medium stockpot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the bay leaf and chicken, then bring back up to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 15 minutes, flipping over at the halfway mark. The internal temperature should read 165º F.
  3. Discard the bay leaves and reserve the chicken on a plate until cool enough to touch, then shred and set aside.
  4. While the chicken is cooling, prepare the dressing in a large mixing bowl by whisking together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, black pepper, cumin and garlic powder.
  5. Add the avocado, red onion, cilantro, and cooled chicken to the bowl. Gently toss all of the ingredients together.
  6. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1 cup)
Calories: 294
Calories from fat: 110
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 107 mg
Sodium: 539mg
Carbohydrates: 8g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar 2g
Protein: 41g
WWP+: 7
SmartPoints: 6

The nutrition content of recipes on have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.