Chicken salad—maybe the most underrated of all salads—is revamped with a fresh seasonal twist in this recipe from Serious Eats. Creamy avocado replaces mayonnaise for a guacamole-inspired flavor. Eat it straight up or in a sandwich.
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Aside from its bright, guacamole-tinged flavor, the salad is wonderfully moist without being heavy.
It derives much of that from avocado, tomato, and pan-cooked chicken
thighs, which add juiciness and only a little fat. A touch of cilantro
and lime seal the deal, leaving you with a smile on your face, a spring
in your step, and a stellar, mayo-less chicken salad recipe in your