How To: Use Up Your Leftovers – Avocado Chicken Salad

DSC03462 I was debating what to call this post:

“How To: Quickie Meal”

“How To: Healthy Lunch”

“How To: Make the most delicious chicken salad you’ve ever had!”

DSC03470But instead, after being left with a couple of leftover chicken breasts from a previous roast chicken dinner, I went with the leftover route. When cooking just for two and craving a juicy and moist roast chicken, there is bound to be leftovers. And while I do love me some leftover chicken, it kinds of gets boring eating the same old chicken, day in, day out.



One of my favourite things to do with leftover chicken is to turn it into chicken salad. But in this new twist, avocado replaces most of the mayo and it almost takes on a guacamole-like vibe. And can anything really taste bad when guacamole is involved?


This chicken and avocado salad is delicious as a sandwich filler, a dip for chips or veggies, or can simply be eaten by the forkful. It also easily doubles or triples so you can store a batch in the fridge for easy lunches or snacks and is perfect for using up as much leftover chicken as you have lying around.

DSC03469Guacamole + Chicken = the perfect lunch or afternoon snack! So go roast up a chicken or two….or three!


Avocado Chicken Salad

Serves 2
Meal type Lunch, Salad, Snack


  • 1 bone-in roasted chicken breast (skin removed)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 Tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp cayenne
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


This chicken salad is delicious on a nice piece of toast or served as a dip for your favourite tortilla chips. It also tastes great on top of a nice crisp bed of lettuce. Use any leftover chicken you have in your fridge or a purchased rotisserie chicken would also would great.


1. Mash avocado in a small bowl with the juice of half of the lime and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, shred chicken breast meat. Mix in tomatoes, cumin, cayenne, cilantro, mayo, avocado, the juice from the other half of lime, and salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
3. Serve with chips, veggies, on salad, or a piece of toast. Enjoy!


4 thoughts on “How To: Use Up Your Leftovers – Avocado Chicken Salad

  1. Went on to find a recipe that is healthy and asked what I could make with my leftovers. Going to make this for lunch. Looks so yummily. Need to start a heart healthy way of eating. I am going to check out more recipes on this page. Thank you

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