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If you’re not a fan of mayo, chicken salad is a menu item that’s usually off-limits — until now.
By swapping it out with a homemade avocado puree, you’re not only making it so much more delicious, but healthier, too. Win-win!
Watch the video above to see how it’s done, then follow the recipe below to make it at home.
Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
4 cups shredded chicken (from 1 whole rotisserie chicken)
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 avocados, halved and pitted
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. coriander
Pinch of cayenne
Pita bread, for serving
In a food processor, add avocados, lemon juice, olive oil, coriander, and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper. In a bowl, toss chicken with bell pepper and fold in the avocado mixture. Serve on pita bread.