3. Atleast 1/2 Cup Olive oil mayo (or some can use a little less than 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt)
4. 3 Limes
5. 1 Red Onion
6. 1 Cilantro bushel
7. Cayenne pepper
8. Salt and pepper to taste
This will make a pretty good amount, we usually will eat this amount over the course of 3 days. We like to make it for dinner and then eat it for lunch until it's gone.
First you need to boil the chicken breasts. I usually boil them until they're basically falling apart in the pot, and this can take up to 15 minutes. During that time I prepare everything else:
- Cut, pit, and slice the avocado into small squares, scoop it out of the skins and into the intended bowl.
- Dice the cilantro as fine as you can get it (My husband loves watching me dice things because he says he's very impressed with my accuracy hahah)
- Dice the onion into the smallest that you can
- Mix avocado, onion, and cilantro in the bowl
- Roll your limes on your countertop to loosen the juices (it seriously makes a difference I swear!) then slice them in half and squeeze them over the mixture in the bowl. Only use two so that the avocado becomes very softened and we will be bringing in the third after we add the chicken.
- Mix these four ingredients together to get it close to that salad-like texture.
- Once the chicken is done boiling, drain the pot and take the chicken out and onto a cutting board.
- Chop the chicken into diced pieces, similar to the onion and the cilantro, as you want the chicken to basically fall apart and be small pieces.
- Add chicken and mayo into the bowl and mix well.
- Add 2 TBSP cayenne pepper (or to taste if you don't like spice)
- Add third lime's juice
- Mix well until consistency is similar to potato salad or tuna salad (if you make those, we definitely do because hello this is the south after all)
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
The Boston Bibb is a great alternative to bread, although this recipe is also VERY delicious served in a criossant. But alas my husband and I are TRYING to be healthier so this type of lettuce leaf is perfect for keeping it all together and it's very filling which is a plus because if you're like me you look at lettuce and just feel sad, ya know?
So there you have it! My take on the avocado chicken salad. I hope you like it and try it and it works for you! Even my nieces and nephew like it (5 and 7 years old) and they're very picky eaters. This is great for a lunch with the girls too. It pleases the healthy eater and the not-so-healthy-but-want-to-appear-healthy-and-still-be-satisfied-by-eating-this eater. Bon Appetit!