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Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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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!

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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 Chicken Salad Sandwiches with you! I know, I know. Another savory dish. You don’t hate me, right? I mean, a principal ingredient in these Chicken Salad Sandwiches 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?

Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Crazy for Crust

I don’t know where Chicken Salad Sandwiches came from, only that the idea popped into my head one afternoon while I was trying to figure out how to get more avocado in my life.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches are 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 Chicken Salad Sandwiches 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!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Crazy for Crust

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

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Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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


  • 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


  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!

Recipe 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!

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

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  1. You can also find canned chicken breast that’s already cut cup/shredded (like tuna in a can). I LOVE chicken salad. This sounds like a healthier option….especially since it uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo. This is exactly what I’m looking for right now! So that is for not waiting to share it. πŸ™‚

  2. So glad that you wore your big girls pants all weekend and flew, traveled, dealt with the whole ordeal of airports, traveling, etc. Just getting thru security these days is tiring! And being gone, even for 36 hours I’ve found, and letting your family get a chance to see how things do or don’t run so smoothly without mom around, is quite nice πŸ™‚

    I know it’s purely a gift to your readers to share what you learned, since you already know what you learned and don’t need to share it, but anything you do want to share, I am all ears!

  3. Blogging boot camp sounds like a blast! I’m sure you came home with a ton of valuable info! Also, the sandwiches look wonderful! These would be great to pack for my work lunches! I really like the idea of using a rotisseire chicken…it certainly would make the prep time go really fast!

  4. Bloggy boot camp sound awesome! And these sandwiches look awesome!! Yummmy!

  5. I know how you felt- I visited home from my Florida internship a few weeks ago and had to fly all by myself; parking and everything. It was a very different and strange experience! I don’t like chicken salad that much because I hate mayo, so it’s neat to see it done with greek yogurt- I’ll definitely have to give it a try sometime when the craving hits or when my friends or family want it!

  6. This sounds Delish! I love the Greek yogurt thing. Have you tried TJs Greek yogurt Guac?! It’s pretty life changing!


  7. I cannot wait to hear ALL about BBC! I need to get to a conference soon…and I need this chicken salad!

  8. I have this thing against mayo, therefore have never been able to eat any kind of “salad” sandwich.

    THIS looks like one I would enjoy πŸ™‚ Pinning it!

  9. I love simple savory recipes like this. It’s one of the ways I could eat avocado.

  10. Yum I love adding avocado to my chicken salad too

  11. I’m thinking I need to add some more avocado to my life!

  12. Oh! I love avocados! I have never thought to add them to chicken salad.

  13. I adore chicken salad AND avocado, but I’ve never tried them together! This sounds awesome πŸ™‚

  14. Love the combination of avocado and chicken salad! Can’t wait to hear more about your weekend!

  15. Great recipe! Since I avoid dairy, I’m going to have to make it with mayo instead of yogurt. But it will certainly taste good. Of that I’m sure!

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  17. I attended BBC in Chicago last year, loved it! This is my kind of sandwich! I could eat avocados everyday. Love the combo of the yogurt and salsa!

  18. Can’t wait to hear all about the conference! I’m glad you had a fun time and got to be a real grown-up going to a grown-up conference! Haha πŸ™‚ this salad looks incredible! I think it’s safe to say that eating a good avo a day isn’t satisfactory enough. NEEDS MORE AVO.

  19. What a delicious sandwich! We are huge fans of chicken salad!!

  20. I am so glad you shared this recipe today! Im always searching for new ways to add avocados into my meals and this recipe looks super yum.

  21. Can’t wait to see your write ups on the conference, sounds so great!!!
    Love this sandwich. I am not usually a fan of chicken salad, but this is the way I would eat it!

  22. I am a big avocado fan! This recipe is one I think our son and daughter-in-law would really like!

  23. CANNOT WAIT to hear all your conference info. Also, what the deal is with having to wait until the end of the day for a rotisserie chicken??? Like I ever shop at 4:30!! This looks awesome, btw. I might have to shop at 4:30 for it. πŸ™‚

  24. I was such a jelly belly all weekend seeing all your insta photos!! I cannot WAIT to hear/read about everything! πŸ™‚ And how funny you posted this- I have been picking up the Lemon Chicken Salad Salad at TJ’s lately and thought about making it myself the past few days! Can’t wait to try this πŸ™‚

  25. Great flavors for a sandwich and can’t wait to hear all about your information πŸ˜‰

  26. Um, this could not have been better timed. I have all of these things sitting in my fridge right now, waiting to be used up. You are awesome!

  27. I am so glad you put on your big girl panties and went to the conference. Don’t you feel better doing all that yourself now that it is over? I am so excited to hear all the fun tips you have learned at BBC. I need to look at the list of cities it is in because I think that one sounds great. And avocado chicken salad? Yup, I love everything about this! YUM!!!

  28. Avocados sound like the perfect thing chicken salad! I’m going to have to try it. I’m glad you had a great time at BBC and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  29. Yummy, I can’t wait to make it. I LOVE avacado too!

  30. Love this recipe; so simple for those crazy days! πŸ™‚ I’m excited to hear about your weekend!
    Mackenzie πŸ™‚

  31. Yum! I absolutely love chicken and avocado, one of my favourite sandwiches!

  32. Hubby loves avocados (I’m allergic). If i made these for him I would get bonus points for sure!
    Can’t wait to hear what you learned at bloggy conf. In another life I would love to go but health (8 back surgeries) limits what I do. But I do enjoy my little blog and am always looking for ways to make it better. I just had my daughter put a ‘pin it’ button on and I also learned how to add a ‘print recipe’ feature.’ A Facebook page is in my near future! Love your blog and am always inspired by your food–and heartfelt posts.

  33. I felt the same way coming back from my conference. Too much info out there!!

    Seriously I love this chicken salad! It might become my new staple.

  34. Dorothy, this sandwich looks amazing! I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up sandwiches since I eat them so often. And I’d LOVE to hear all about your grown-up conference weekend!

  35. YES I need more avocado in my life! Why didnt I think to put them in chicken salad? Glad when I drop the avocado recipe ball you pick it up for me. These look fantastic! I cant wait to try them. Ohh.. and I cant wait to hear what you learned at BBC! πŸ™‚

  36. I seriously made an avocado chicken salad TODAY!! I am obsessed with avocado! But greek yogurt sounds like a yummy replacement for mayo!

  37. This sandwich might just make me like avocados! I don’t hate them but rarely eat them. I do like chicken sandwiches πŸ˜‰

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  39. I just tried this recipe and served the chicken salad on a bed of baby spinach…it turned out great! πŸ™‚

  40. If I were to make this ahead of time and try to eat it for lunch throught out the week, do you think it would hold up in the fridge ok? Or would the avocados brown and make everything nasty? Thanks!

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  43. I love avocados and chicken sandwiches and eat them a lot. Your recipe sounds awesome and I will be trying it out. I love to cream the avocado and mix with the chicken, spread on warm flour tortilla then add little coleslaw cut cabbage. Add a touch of your favorite dressing to moisten the cabbage if you’d like. (I use raspberry balsamic, just a couple of drops.) Roll and enjoy! Now I’m off to try your recipe. BTW glad you had a great time!

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  46. So happy I found your page! Β So many recipes I want to try! Β Going to start with the Avocado Banana Bread and the Avocado Chicken Salad! Β Can’t wait to try them out on my husband and mother-in-law!! Β And that slow-cooker monkey bread! Β Oh my!!

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