I love a good creamy chicken salad. It’s a filling and tasty lunch staple all year long. Plus it’s easily customizable. Cue my lighter, healthier version of chicken salad.

This recipe makes for a fabulous meal prep option. It’s lighter than regular chicken salad, swapping mayo out for Greek yogurt, and packs an extra nutrient punch from a whole avocado. Mustard and lemon juice give it a balancing tangyness… with fresh parley and dill brightening everything up.

It’s great to have on toasted bread as a sandwich, to throw over greens in a salad, or simply munch on with your favorite crackers and raw veggies.

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

An easy, yummy, and nutritious meal prep lunch option. It’s great on salads, in a sandwich, or as a dip for crackers and veggie sticks!
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Snack
Keyword: avocado, chicken, chicken salad, easy recipe, healthy chicken salad, healthy lunch, healthy protein, healthy recipe, meal prep, meal prep salad, orzo salad, quick and easy recipe


  • 1/2 lb chicken breast
  • 1 carrot stick finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks finely diced
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado pitted and peeled
  • 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Small bunch fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice (about half a lemon)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a small pot, cover the chicken with water and bring to a boil. Continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Drain the chicken and shred with a fork. Add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until completely combined. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!*


This mixture may separate in the fridge…this is natural and totally fine! Just use a fork or spoon to remix the salad before serving. 

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