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Guacamole Chicken Salad

January 30, 2015

This Guacamole Chicken Salad is an easy, healthy and delicious lunch recipe. Using pre-made chicken your new favorite sandwich is ready in less that 5 minutes!

Recipe ideas always hit me at the most inopportune moments. They just randomly pop into my head and I get all fired up to get crazy in my kitchen at which point I usually realize I am nowhere near it. Exhibit a) this guacamole chicken salad which was delivered to me from the recipe gods somewhere between the jungle and the beach in a remote corner of Costa Rica. Convenient.

Guacamole Chicken Salad - an easy, healthy and delicious lunch recipe. Using pre-made chicken your new favorite sandwich is ready in less that 5 minutes!This.always.happens. I get a recipe idea in my head and all I want to do is go make it, but I can’t. So I had to suffer through another week in Costa Rica (poor me) until I could finally satisfy my craving. And satisfy I did. I satisfied three days in a row. And it was glorious.

You know what else is glorious? Fast and easy recipes. Now you know I sometimes put you through the ringer with THM recipes, but not this time. I left my strange ingredients in the cupboard (cough cough…nutritional yeast) and legitimately timed how long it took me to make this recipe. From start-to-finish: 20 minutes. And it fed me for 3 days. I’m not great at math but I’m pretty sure it makes this recipe the fastest and easiest I’ve ever posted. THM for the win!

I wish I could take full credit though. It was really a tag team effort with my friends over at Epicure. The Guacamole Chicken Salad was all me, but that hearty and delicious bread it’s served on? All them.

8 minute gluten-free bread!If you guys haven’t heard of Epicure, you should probably check them out. They’re a well established Canadian brand that I’ve come across quite a few times in my foodie-filled years. Their message is amazing: Good Food. Real Fast. They’re trying to inspire people to eat REAL food but don’t want you spending hours upon hours in the kitchen making it. So they’re making your lives easier with awesome cook and bakeware along with spices, marinades, sauces and so much more that are nut-free, gluten-free and non-GMO and made entirely from real ingredients. Basically, I have a girl crush on them.

One of the things I really wanted to try out was their microwaveable silicone steamer. You can pretty much do anything in this thing from steaming veggies, to POPCORN (!!!) to bread making. I was particularly fascinated with their gluten-free bread recipe that you can make in the steamer in less than 8 minutes.

Bread. In eight minutes! Woah. I made the bread faster than it took me to make the chicken salad. Or fold my laundry…

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Guacamole Chicken Salad - an easy, healthy and delicious lunch recipe. Using pre-made chicken your new favorite sandwich is ready in less that 5 minutes!My thoughts? It was delicious! I used the gluten-free flour blend from my healthy breakfast ecookbook and made their gluten-free bread recipe exactly as directed. Does it taste like straight-out-of-the-oven bakery sourdough? No way. But for a no-knead, microwaveable bread made entirely from whole-grains it’s great! And it made the perfect surface for satisfying my guacamole cravings.

The lesson learned here is that yes, you can make good food real fast. You don’t need to be slaving around in the kitchen to eat a healthy and nutritious meal. Case in point: This insanely good guacamole chicken salad on 8 minute gluten-free bread. Thank goodness, because waiting a week to make it was brutal.


Guacamole Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 2 large avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded + chopped finely
  • 2 6 ounce chicken breasts, cooked and shredded*
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • optional: handful of chopped cilantro


  1. Place the avocados in a large bowl and mash up using a potato masher or fork.
  2. Add in garlic clove, onion, jalapeno, chicken breasts and zest and juice of lime. Stir well.
  3. Add in salt, pepper and cumin (and guacamole dip mix if using) and stir once more.
  4. Place one large scoop of salad onto a bread.
  5. Salad will keep for several days in refrigerator.

*can purchase pre-cooked chicken or cook on stove over med-high heat for 5-6 minutes per side.

Guacamole Chicken Salad - an easy, healthy and delicious lunch recipe. Using pre-made chicken your new favorite sandwich is ready in less that 5 minutes!


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    January 14, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Um YUM!! I made this for meal prep this week and added some hard boiled eggs to it. It’s so delicious! Now I have to find a way to not eat it all now and make it last for the week! Thank you for this great recipe ?

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    January 14, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I totally want to make this with a rotisserie chicken!

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    December 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Big hit at my house this evening. I grilled chicken thighs and made my own guacamole and pesto. Tasted decadent even though pretty healthy.

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    Sophie Anderson
    December 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Delicious, healthy, and easy, what else one can ask for? Your pics made me hungry ?

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    Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit
    January 25, 2019 at 11:16 am

    I had a similar gluten-free bread at a restaurant recently and found myself craving it and wondering if I could recreate it today.

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    Julia Kruz
    July 17, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I was looking for this gluten-free bread recipe for a long time! I’ll try to add tomatoes for this guacamole chicken salad recipe! Thx for sharing!

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    Edgar @ GarageGymPlanner
    February 26, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I was looking for a fast and easy chicken recipe with avocado as the main ingredient, and found this. Amazing! Myself being a big salad hunter, I’m definitely going to give it a go. Will be back with my feedback 🙂 Thanks.

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