Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad

What’s in your lunch box? Or tote or bag or whatever you bring your lunch to work in.  All I know is that I’d want this sandwich for lunch! I’d also like it piled high on some Boston lettuce or grilled between some wheat bread and melted Swiss cheese.

Ingredients:


  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 avocados diced
  • 7 strips of Jimmy Dean® Hickory Smoked Bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayo (you can use more or less depending how creamy your avocados are)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: a tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro
Directions:

  1. Combine chicken, avocado, optional cilantro and almost all of the crumbled bacon (reserve a tablespoon or two for garnish.)
  2. Add mayo and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
I was inspired to make this because I saw the Mix & Match Chicken Salad article in the new Food Network Magazine. 



It cleverly shows how you could take a combination of ingredients, mix it with your own homemade dressing and add some fresh herbs and seasonings to make your unique chicken salad.