That time of year again- avocados galore!!  The lower Queen Anne QFC is selling them 10 for $10 right now…toooo good to pass up.  This is a super healthy and filling salad that was surprisingly better the next day for lunch :0) … will definitely make it again!

Spicy Chicken, Cilantro and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing ingridents part 1

Spicy Chicken, Cilantro and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing ingredients part 1

What you need:

2 baked chicken breasts, shredded
* Before baking, season with a sprinkling of:
garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin & smoked paprika
4-5 avocados, diced
2/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1-2 limes, juiced
2-3 tbsp mayonnaise
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tomato, thinly sliced for garnish OR if you want to mix cherry tomatoes- go for it!

Spicy Chicken, Cilantro and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing ingredients with chicken in pic (part 2 :)

Spicy Chicken, Cilantro and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing ingredients with chicken in pic (part 2 :)

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with 1 tbsp lime juice and a pinch of salt- add more lime juice as desired…you want the lime to be more prominent than the mayo.

2 seasoned chicken breasts baked and shredded

2 seasoned chicken breasts baked and shredded

In a large bowl, mix the chicken, onions and lime/mayo dressing.  Then add the avocados and cilantro- don’t mix the avocados too much as they will start to mush!   Give it a taste test and add salt and pepper if needed.

Mix ingredients in a large bowl-- don't over mix the avocados!

Mix ingredients in a large bowl– don’t over mix the avocados!

Serve immediately with your tomatoes or chill!  I added a bit more lime juice before putting the leftovers in the fridge to prevent the avocados from browning.  YUM!

Spicy Chicken, Cilantro and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing! YUM and done! 8-)

Spicy Chicken, Cilantro and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing! YUM and done! 8-)

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