Don’t you just love it when your leftovers taste as good (or better) than the first time around?? I do. And, I love having a use for just a bit of leftover. In this case I was using up a bit of cooked chicken that I took out of the freezer. I made a BBQ pizza, but still had just enough left to make a delicious lunch. I’m sure you’re going to get tired of me, but I’m going to preach all day about pre-cooking some chicken and sticking it in the freezer. There are so many uses for it and it will simplify your kitchen life.
In the past, I’ve always made a curried chicken salad, but I love grapes in my curried salads, and since I had no grapes, I thought I’d keep it basic. But, I didn’t want blah, so I spiced it up with a little Sriracha.
My Chicken Salad is very basic, which is really perfect, because it allows you to add in whatever you like in yours. Or leave out an ingredient, that’s okay too.
Being the avocado lover that I am, and the fact that we rarely have bread in the house, I decided to serve my Easy Chicken Salad in avocado halves. Along side, some fresh mango and blueberries on top of Pea Shoots. The sweetness of the fruit was the perfect side to my Sriracha spiced Easy Chicken Salad. And, could the colors look any prettier? I think not.
Easy Chicken Salad
- 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 TBSP celery chopped
- 2 TBSP walnuts or almonds chopped
- 1 tsp jalepeno pepper finely minced
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Sriracha to taste
- Combine chopped chicken in bowl with mayo, celery, nuts, jalepeno, salt & pepper. Mix well.
- Cut avocado in half, remove pit, and scoop out a little of the avocado (this makes room for more chicken salad). Or don't and just pile on the chicken salad.
- Drizzle with Sriracha to taste.
- Options: add or delete any ingredients to your liking, serve on bread as a sandwich, serve in radiccho or lettuce leaves.
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Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
I love the crunch from celery and nuts here, and the fact that you served it in an avocado – perfect for lunch!!
Niels @ Have Another Bite says
Avocado, mango and chicken = perfect. I love those together in one dish! I like that you served it in the avocado.
Holly Mthethwa says
Yummy! Can’t wait to try it. I’ve just pinned it to my recipe board on Pinterest for future use.
Insanely Roy says
we dont get avacados here..unless you go to some exotic food store so bread would be my way to go.
whats sriracha though?
Rachel @ athletic avocado says
love that you served this in an avocado!!!