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Pesto Avocado Chicken Salad

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 557kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Pesto Avocado Chicken Salad swaps out the heavy mayonnaise for creamy avocado. Pesto adds flavor and lime juice brightens shredded chicken from precooked rotisserie chicken. 
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  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup cooked chicken shredded or chopped
  • Fine sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 in croissant or brioche rolls cuthalf
  • 2 leafs Boston Bibb lettuce
  • 4 slices vine-ripened tomato
  • 4 red onion rings


  • In a medium mixing bowl, mash avocado, pesto and lime juice together. Fold in chicken and season with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.
  • Load each halved roll with lettuce, tomato and red onion. Generously spoon avocado pesto chicken salad between the two. Top with other half of bread.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 


Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 1250mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 29.8mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2.1mg