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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. It was on my counter for about 3 days before it finally disappeared and it was totally fine!

  4. I just tried this recipe and served the chicken salad on a bed of baby spinach…it turned out great! 🙂

  5. This sandwich might just make me like avocados! I don’t hate them but rarely eat them. I do like chicken sandwiches 😉

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

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.