Chicken Avocado Salad

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

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins (+ 30 mins cooling time)

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 3 avocados
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
  • 4 lettuce leaves (optional)

Instructions

  • Looking for a versatile salad recipe that’s great on its own, paired with other veggies and also makes a great filling for a sandwich or wrap? This easy to make, creamy Chicken Avocado Salad is all of that, and more!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

  • Roughly chop the avocado flesh. Toss together with lemon juice, mayonnaise, garlic, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

    Step 4

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

    Recipe Tips

  • If you’re out of Success® Brown Rice, don’t worry! Swap in Success® White Rice or Success® Basmati Rice

    If you’re not a fan of hot pepper sauce, simply omit this ingredient or substitute it with 1 teaspoon of ranch or Italian dressing.

    For a mayo-free alternative, use Greek yogurt or sour cream, instead.

    Try something different by substituting 1 cup of cooked shrimp for the chicken called for in the recipe.

Perfect for Avocado Lovers!

Upgrade a simple chicken salad by adding creamy avocado and hearty grains. This dish is an easy meal that is definitely one for the books! Start off by boiling our convenient Success® Boil-in-Bag Brown Rice and, in the meantime, prep 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 in the avocado shells. To add even more green to this meal, we recommend serving it over lettuce leaves. Or, use your favorite type of leafy green, like kale, arugula, spinach or swiss chard. Whichever you choose, it will be equally delicious!

Recipe Variations

You can add crisp, fresh vegetables to this dish for an added layer of texture and additional vitamins. Options include thinly sliced red onions, for a sweet touch, diced cucumbers, for a fresh touch, or blanched broccoli florets for a more nutrient-dense salad.

If you couldn’t save the avocado shells, heat some tortillas and try this salad as a burrito filling. If you’re making this recipe part of your next meal-prep session, you’ll definitely want to try this. Simply keep the salad in an airtight container, serve over the tortilla and voilà! You have the perfect to-go meal.