Mighty Green Chicken Salad

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Health & Fitness Enthusiast, Alisa Fairbanks showed Kara Mack how to make her mighty green chicken salad recipe.

This chicken salad is fresh, zesty, herby, and a tad spicy. The avocado base is combined with lime, jalapeño, fresh ginger, mint, cilantro and more to create a refreshing twist on the common chicken salad. It’s definitely reminiscent of spring and summer, and makes for a delicious lunch that comes together in a pinch.

I enjoyed eating this over greens with plantain chips on the side. It would also be fantastic with grain-free lime tortilla chips, in a grain-free tortilla or lettuce wrap, on top of a baked sweet potato, or with sliced veggies. Lots of possibilities to say the least!

Cheers and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded or cubed (roughly 1 lb or so of meat)
  • 1 large avocado, sliced into quarters and peeled
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (leave some seeds in if you want it spicier)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, mash the avocado. Add the all the remaining ingredients, except the chicken and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Next, add the chicken into the avocado mixture and stir well to coat.
  • Serve over greens, with sliced veggies, plantain chips, or in a grain-free tortilla or lettuce wrap.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.