This Healthy Chicken Salad is made with an easy avocado dressing and no mayo! It’s gluten free, dairy free, paleo and incredibly tasty. There’s plenty of crunchy celery and sweet juicy red grapes paired with buttery walnuts. I love to grill the chicken for this recipe because there’s less cleanup and it adds a different flavor. But you can also roast the chicken in the oven.
1 pkg boneless skinless chicken thighs, (1lb 6oz)
3 ribs of celery, thinly sliced yielding 1 1/2 cups
2 cups of red grapes, halved (11 oz)
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Teaspoon sea salt
Preheat the grill on high.
Place the chicken on the grill and immediately lower the heat to medium high. Cook approximately 6-8 minutes per side (the time will vary depending on the size). Remove the chicken from the grill when it’s no longer pink, and set aside to cool.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the rest of the salad ingredients.
Blend the avocado, lemon juice, and sea salt together until smooth. I made my dressing in the blender and I needed to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
Chop the cooled chicken into bite sized pieces and combine it with the rest of the salad ingredients.
Add the dressing and mix to thoroughly combine. Add a little water (2-4 Tablespoons) if the mixture looks a bit dry.
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Grilling
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Healthy Chicken Salad No Mayo, Healthy Chicken Salad with Avocado, Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes