Guacamole Chicken Salad

I was thinking of ways to alter recipes to not only make them more healthy, but to make them more tasty and interesting. I was looking through Pinterest and was inspired. We had some leftover chicken thighs from a delicious Cobb Salad that I made for us. I pondered on what to make with the left over chicken and after many, many ideas I settled on chicken salad for my hubby.

We had a ripe avocado on hand that I really needed to use and thus was born the guacamole chicken salad. I basically traded one not-so-good for you fat {mayo} for a very heart healthy fat {avocado}. The outcome was amazing! It was so tasty and flavorful and unexpected.

chicken salad 2

Here’s What You Need:

{this will make enough for two servings, though I made one big serving for my hubby}

Two boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1/2 medium ripe tomato, cubed

pinch of guacamole seasoning

1/2 ripe avocado

2 slices of bacon

low carb tortillas

For the Chicken:

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

Method: 

1. I used the the same method of cooking my chicken as I did in the Buffalo Chicken Salad post, except I didn’t smother it in buffalo sauce. Pre-heat your George Foreman grill or your grill pan {Mine doesn’t have settings, just on and off, but if your does it should be medium-high heat}. Get your chicken marinating in your olive oil/vinegar/garlic mixture. Once your grill is to temperature, lay out your chicken and cook for about 5 minutes on each side {if you are using a George Foreman grill, then you just need a total of 5-6 minutes}

2. Cut your avocado in half and mash one half in a bowl until smooth. Add in your pinch of guacamole seasoning.

3. Once your chicken is done, let it rest for a while. This works best if the chicken has cooled down to at least room temperature. Cut your chicken in small cubes. At this point you can also cook your bacon in the microwave or the stove top – whichever you prefer. Once your bacon is done and cooled enough to handle, crumble it up into small pieces.

4. Combine your chicken with your guacamole and your tomatoes. Divide your mixture into however many tortillas you are using {in my case, I just piled it all into one tortilla}.

5. Crumble your bacon bits evenly over your mixture. Serve with a side of fruit or yogurt.

I really hope that you make this. It was so delicious and a fantastic healthy meal for your family!

Happy Cooking!

 

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