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The Ultimate Paleo Avocado Chicken Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 27 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • category Category: Chicken
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This Paleo Avocado Chicken Salad is a creamy and healthy chicken salad recipe that’s mayo free. Learn how to make this low-carb chicken salad with avocado,  dijon mustard, onion, celery, lemon juice and fresh basil. It’s packed with flavor and perfect for meal prep!



  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Season both sides of chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add in avocado oil and seasoned chicken breast.
  3. Cook chicken breast for 4-6 minutes per side, or until chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Shred chicken breast.
  5. Add shredded chicken breast to a large bowl along with mashed avocado, celery, red onion,  dijon mustard, lemon juice, basil, cumin and garlic powder. Using a spoon, mix everything together until well combined.
  6. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 180 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 33 mg

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