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My Signature Moments: Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad

My Signature Moments: Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad


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As you all know from my previous posts, I’ve been really making good on eating better and keeping up with my fitness goals this year.

So I was thrilled to partner up with Safeway to feature one of my signature ‘lighter’ recipes: Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad using the NEW Signature line, available exclusively at Safeway.

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A Quick Dinner Hack and Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe – Lightened Up! 

Here’s a personal confession: on those hurried nights when we need a quick dinner, I’d pick up a Signature Cafe® Whole Roasted Chicken at the Safeway store near my house, warm it up in the oven for 15 minutes as soon as I get home, then slice it up and serve with steamed veggies and voilà, we have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes! That’s a quick dinner hack that works for me every time! 😉

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But on most days, I’ll make one of my signature recipes like this Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad!

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Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown


Try this healthier, lightened up version of your normal chicken salad, made even more delicious with ‘good for you’ avocados!


  • 2 1/2 cups roasted or cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 large, ripe avocados
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • buns or lettuce leaves, for serving


  1. Slice the avocado in half, and carefully remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh, and place it in a large bowl.
  2. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the avocado.
  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and continue to mash the ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the chicken and green onions, and stir to combine.
  5. Sprinkle in the parsley and stir again.
  6. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
  7. Serve as sandwiches or as lettuce wraps for a gluten-free option!

For this recipe, I used Signature Cafe® Whole Roasted Chicken and other ingredients from Safeway’s Signature line of products (lemon and extra virgin olive oil as pictured above). This chicken salad is absolutely delicious and so good for you!   If you aren’t a fan of mayonnaise, avocado does a perfect job of replacing it.  Plus, it’s a nutritional powerhouse! I love serving this as a healthy appetizer on small pieces of lettuce, so my guests can pop them into their mouth in one bite. You can also buy use the large pieces of lettuce and roll it up burrito-style. I find that red or green leaf lettuce works best because it’s more pliable and doesn’t break when you roll it.  We like to add a touch of olive oil for added flavor, moisture, and healthy fat!   The lemon adds a fresh, bright flavor and prevents the avocado from turning brown too quickly.  This salad is easily customizable! Some yummy add-ins would be diced red onion, tomato, olives, or even different herbs.

To learn more about Signature brand products from Safeway, go here.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. DJ
    06/07/2016 / 2:17 pm

    Yum! I just love anything with avocado! I can’t wait to make this recipe for my family.

  2. sheila ressel
    06/05/2016 / 3:39 pm

    That looks fabulous! Love all the green goodness!

  3. Sarah L
    05/27/2016 / 1:06 am

    That looks like a great salad. I might put some diced red peppers in it just for color.

  4. Melissa S
    05/21/2016 / 2:27 am

    This looks delicious and with a precooked rotisserie chicken it could be a very quick summer meal.

  5. courtney b
    05/19/2016 / 5:36 pm

    this looks so awesome 🙂 I love avocado so this looks delicious !:)

  6. Sarah Oswald
    05/12/2016 / 5:54 am

    I would love to try the dried cherrries because I love cherries but I have never tried them dried before.

  7. Jeanine Carlson
    05/11/2016 / 7:10 am

    This salad sounds delicious! I’d use the Signature Cafe® Whole Roasted Chicken just like you did!

  8. Katy
    05/10/2016 / 1:15 am

    I’m most interested in trying their Maple Suryp. It’s such an expensive product that my family loves. If I can save some money on that it would be an awesome help to our grocery budget!

  9. Brandi Hammel
    05/08/2016 / 12:58 pm

    The Signature Series Whole Roasted Chicken looks delicious. I look forward to trying that!

  10. 05/08/2016 / 3:13 am

    This looks soo good! I love avocado anything so I need to try this!

  11. Dotty J Boucher
    05/05/2016 / 5:02 am

    There bbq chicken looks delicious from the website I just visited.

  12. Dotty J Boucher
    05/05/2016 / 5:01 am

    I am loving your recipe here, I love how light and refreshing this is. I would probably eat this
    on a bed of lettuce or spinach..

  13. laura g
    05/04/2016 / 8:27 pm

    I am most excited to try the dried cherries and the dark chocolate. YUM!

  14. katrina gehman
    05/04/2016 / 7:51 pm

    I love this. I have almost everything in my kitchen so i’m going to be making it soon!

  15. 05/04/2016 / 7:29 pm

    I love avocado! I’ve never tried it with chicken. Your recipe looks delicious and I’ll have to try it soon!

  16. Aziel Morte
    05/04/2016 / 3:10 pm

    Ohh, What a good recipe this is the first time that I saw this. I can’t wait to try this

  17. 05/04/2016 / 2:21 pm

    This looks so good. We love avocado but I always prepare it for dessert. I’d love to try your salad.

  18. 05/04/2016 / 3:20 am

    Unfortnately, I am allergic to avocado. Apparently something my mom passed down to me. But I’ve heard of using it as a mayo replacement.

  19. Ryan Escat
    05/04/2016 / 1:33 am

    Chicken salad sounds delicious, I love avocado and that’s my favorite. I’m going to try this at home, my kids would surely love this.

  20. 05/03/2016 / 10:18 pm

    I just love avocado. This looks so good. I’m going to have to try this out on my teenager. She loves chicken salad and avocados.

  21. 05/03/2016 / 1:51 pm

    I am a big fan of incorporating avocados into my diet. i can’t wait to try out you Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad.

  22. 05/03/2016 / 12:21 pm

    Avocado Chicken Salad sounds fantastic, it’s healthy so I would love it.

  23. 05/03/2016 / 3:16 am

    This Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad sounds Delish! And the lettuce wrap version is perfect for my gluten-free-self!

  24. Elizabeth O.
    05/03/2016 / 2:43 am

    They have a lot of products to choose from which is perfect for moms! I love that they have the usual things that you normally use at home, like the olive oil, the peanut butter, the coffee and more. Thanks for introducing me to this brand!

  25. 05/03/2016 / 1:39 am

    Yum! That looks great. If this keeps in the fridge, I could start making it for my boyfriend’s work lunches.

  26. 05/03/2016 / 1:37 am

    Ooh, this looks so yummy! I love using avocado as a healthy substitute, it’s an amazing food! 🙂

  27. 05/03/2016 / 1:31 am

    I am loving that recipe! I enjoy eating something fresh like this all summer long. I didn’t realize Safeway had such an extensive line of products.

  28. 05/02/2016 / 9:57 pm

    I’ve never thought of using avocados in chicken salad. What a brilliant idea. I don’t really like mayo, but I love avocados. This is the perfect fix.

  29. 05/02/2016 / 8:46 pm

    Avocado and salad are two of my favorite foods! I love this recipe, and will totally make it this weekend for something fresh! Thanks for the giveaway, too!

  30. 05/02/2016 / 8:08 pm

    Your recipe looks delicious! I’d like to try the Signature Cafe Whole Roasted Chicken too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. 05/02/2016 / 6:50 pm

    I am such an avocado fan but not many of my family members love it so we don’t often buy it! I’d love to try this recipe though!

  32. 05/02/2016 / 5:29 pm

    Your avocado chicken salad looks like a delicious and easy meal! We love all things avocado at our house. We don’t have the Safeway chain near us, I checked. We have the Kroger stores but I think they are from the same family. I buy the store brands all the time!

  33. Robin Masshole Mommy
    05/02/2016 / 3:37 pm

    I have a newly discovered love of avocados, so I am all over this recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  34. 05/02/2016 / 12:24 pm

    Love the idea of swapping the mayo out in favor of ripe avocados. Great idea! We don’t live near a Safeway anymore, but when we did it was my favorite place to shop. The Signature brand products are really great!

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