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Apr 15

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Love Avocados? These sandwiches should go on your list! A chicken salad sandwich made with avocado and greek yogurt – no mayo. Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches: lunch tomorrow or dinner tonight!

Avocado-Chicken-Salad-Sandwiches

This post almost didn’t happen today. You see, I got back from Bloggy Boot Camp last night and my head is literally swimming with information. It feels heavy – like it ate too much at the buffet.

Bloggy Boot Camp literally rocked my world. It was amazing. I came home with pages of new information. Today was all about getting organized. I set some goals for myself, I decided my most important action items, and I sifted through a ton of information. I plan on doing a few posts about what I learned because there was too much information not to share!

I felt like such a grown-up all weekend. I actually drove to the airport, parked, took the shuttle, got through security, flew, and checked into a hotel all by myself (without my husband doing it for me). If you know me – that’s a big deal. He travels so much, I usually leave it all to him, which is why I was so nervous all last week I was literally sick to my stomach for days beforehand.

Plus, I got to wear a badge and hand out business cards and be all “I’m at a conference!” to anyone who asked.

And when I got home last night my daughter was actually so excited to see me. She had a chance to miss me – and that actually felt good. We’re together so much…she never realizes what it’s like without mom!

I decided I could not wait one more minute to share these sandwiches with you! I know, I know. Another savory dish. You don’t hate me, right? I mean, a principal ingredient in these is avocado…so that should give me bonus points.  And well, I’m finally using avocado for a non-dessert dish. You can’t just eat  popsicles and donuts, right?

Avocado-Chicken-Salad-Sandwiches (2 of 4)

I don’t know where this idea came from, only that it popped into my head one afternoon while I was trying to figure out how to get more avocado in my life. It’s the easiest recipe ever – especially if you use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. The day I made these, I was too early to buy one of those chickens, so I just boiled and shredded some chicken breast. It worked just as good!

The chicken salad mixture is super simple: avocados, greek yogurt, and salsa. You mix it all together, add salt and pepper to taste, and mix in your chicken. Slap it on some bread and you’ve got a rockin’ dinner or lunch your family will love.

I’ve made these on soft sandwich rolls and on toasted wheat bread. Either one works – use what you have on hand. You can use your favorite salsa too. I like my sandwiches plain, ‘cuz I’m weird, but you can add lettuce, tomato, onion, whatever you like on a sandwich.

Really, it’s the method that makes these my favorite dinner. And the avocado. That’s my favorite thing ever!

Avocado-Chicken-Salad-Sandwiches (4 of 4)

Mmmm….avocado. I’m addicted and I’m not afraid to say it.

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

A great sandwich for leftover chicken! Mix avocados with yogurt and salsa - no mayo - for a delicious Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded or cubed, see note)
  • 1 medium California avocado
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup salsa (I love TJ’s Double Roasted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Bread (sliced white/wheat or soft rolls)
  • Lettuce, tomato, and/or onion, optional

Instructions

  1. Remove the flesh from the avocado and place in a medium bowl. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in yogurt, salsa, salt, and pepper. Stir in chicken.
  2. Serve chicken salad on a soft roll or toasted sliced bread. Top with lettuce, tomato, and onion if you wish!

Notes

The easiest chicken to use is a rotisseire one from the grocery store. Simply shred and use in the recipe. You can also cook chicken breasts (grill/roast/boil) and then dice or shred them. Or use leftover chicken from a previous dinner. The options are endless!

http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2013/04/avocado-chicken-salad-sandwiches/

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!


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