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.
Safeway and Affiliated Stores New Signature Line
Signature products are exclusive to and carried by all 18 banners of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Safeway, which includes more than 4,000 items. From coffee to juice, soup to cereal, fresh produce to fried chicken, and delicious prepared foods to trusted home staples – all with a 100% money back guarantee!
The Signature brand includes trusted products across six product sectors – Signature SELECT™, Signature Kitchens™, Signature Farms™, Signature Cafe®, Signature Home™, and Signature Care™, including a wide assortment of pantry staples, delicious prepared foods, fresh produce and ingredients that bring delight to any dish – all high quality and at an exceptional value!
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! 😉
But on most days, I’ll make one of my signature recipes like this Lightened Up Avocado Chicken Salad!
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
- Slice the avocado in half, and carefully remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh, and place it in a large bowl.
- Use a fork or potato masher to mash the avocado.
- Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and continue to mash the ingredients until smooth.
- Add the chicken and green onions, and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle in the parsley and stir again.
- Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
- 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.