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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!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches in stack on white plate

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?

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!

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


Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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!
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

Last Updated on May 12, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Love this recipe; so simple for those crazy days! 🙂 I’m excited to hear about your weekend!
    Mackenzie 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!!

    1. Yes, you must go! The next business one is in Dallas. They do two business ones and two “level 1” conferences a year. You’d want the business one. 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. I was such a jelly belly all weekend seeing all your insta photos!! I cannot WAIT to hear/read about everything! 🙂 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 🙂

  6. 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. 🙂

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