Chicken Avocado Salad

This light and refreshing salad is made using whole grain brown rice, creamy avocado and tender chicken with hot pepper sauce for a kick.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 Mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 3 avocados
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsps mayonnaise
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 4 lettuce leaves, for garnish


  • Looking for an easy salad recipe that’s great on its own, paired with other veggies or for a sandwich or wrap? Then you have to try this creamy Chicken Avocado Salad with brown rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Cut the avocados in half; remove the seed and carefully scoop out the flesh. Save the shells, if desired to use as serving bowls.

    Step 3

  • Roughly chop the avocado flesh and toss with lemon juice, red pepper sauce, garlic, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper to taste.

    Step 4

  • Fold in chicken and rice. Chill for 30 minutes. Stuff the reserved shells with the salad or serve on lettuce leaves.

    Recipe tip

    You can substitute 8 ounces cooked shrimp for chicken.

Recipes for Avocado Lovers!

Upgrade your simple chicken salad with creamy avocado and hearty grains for an easy meal that is one definitely for the books! Start off simple by boiling our convenient Success® Boil-in-Bags and, in the meantime, start prepping the creamy avocado and chicken to fold in.

For hot summer days or when you’re craving something light and delicious, this meal is just what you need! Aside from its vibrant green color, this refreshing salad is a lot of fun as it’s served within the avocado shells. To add even more green to this meal, we recommend serving it over lettuce leaves, but you can use the leafy greens of your preference like kale, arugula, spinach, or swiss chard, it will be equally delicious!

Are you a stuffed food lover? Then you’ll enjoy our Quick Guide to Stuffed Veggies – with recipes included!

Recipe Variations

Although this recipe only calls for avocados, you can add more crisp fresh vegetables for an added layer of texture. Add thinly chopped red onions for a sweet touch, diced cucumbers for a fresh touch or blanched broccoli florets for a more nutrient dense salad.

Out of Success® Brown Rice? No problem! Swap in White Rice or Basmati Rice

Not a fan of hot pepper sauce? Simply omit this ingredient or substitute with tsp. of Ranch or Italian dressing.

For a no-mayo alternative, swap in Greek yogurt or sour cream.

If you couldn’t save the avocado shells, heat some tortillas and try this salad for a burrito filling – you won’t it! This tip is especially useful if you’re making this recipe part of your next meal-prep session. Keep salad in an airtight container, serve over the tortilla and voilá! The perfect meal on the go.