Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
What do you do when you have leftover chicken and you want something to eat that's a little bit different? Is your first thought about a sandwich? Making creative sandwich fillings is a great way to get exactly what you want on your sandwiches. I always rummage through my refrigerator and pantry for ingredients. Here's a winner that I want to share with you. It's a tasty, creamy, crunchy chicken salad that is full of flavor with just a little kick of spice.

Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe:


2 cups cooked chicken, coarsely chopped (I used a mixture of white and dark meat, but this is good for any leftover cooked chicken. Rotisserie chicken works well.)
¼ cup colorful bell pepper, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup coarsely chopped fresh tomato (I used Sunser Campari tomatoes.)
2 tablespoons of finely chopped pickled jalapeno pepper. (I chopped up the little rings.)
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup guacamole (I used Wholly Guacamole.)
1 tablespoon brine from the jalapeno peppers
½ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon cumin seed (optional)
Chopped cilantro to taste (optional)

Method: :

In a large bowl, gently toss coarsely chopped chicken, peppers, onion, tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers. After the ingredients are mixed, add mayonnaise, guacamole, balsamic vinegar, brine, pepper, and salt (if needed). Add cumin and cilantro, if desired. Stir until just mixed. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving to allow the flavors to mix. After refrigeration, the salad may appear runny. Stir the salad before serving, since the juices from the macerated veggies need to be stirred back into the salad.

Serving variations:

On a flat, crispy corn tostado shell, sprinkle shredded pepperjack cheese. Melt the cheese in the microwave. Top the cheese with the Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad. Enjoy your open-face sandwich topped with shredded lettuce or spinach.

You can also use a rice cake to make an open-face sandwich. Pile the salad onto the rice cake, then top it with alfalfa sprouts or your favorite greens.

Use fresh flour tortillas for delightful wraps. Whole wheat flour tortillas can add a bit of fiber. Stores also carry flour type tortillas that have low carbs and high fiber. These are often found in the health food section of your grocery store. You may wrap with just the Jalapeno Avocado Salad, or add more vegetables for extra taste and nutrition. Thinly slice cucumbers and shred some lettuce. Layer the thinly sliced cucumber on the tortilla in the middle. Spoon about 1/3 cup of Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad over the cucumber and top that with shredded lettuce. Roll the tortilla up like a burrito.

You may also split a pita, toast it, and stuff the toasted pita with cucumber, lettuce, and Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad. The pita adds a fresh yeasty flavor to the combination.

The combination of chicken, avocado, mayo, and veggies is a healthy blend of foods with a tiny, spicy kick. The avocado adds monounsaturated fat and lessens the role of the mayonnaise. Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad is delicious on a roll as a classic sandwich, open-face on a crispy corn tortilla or rice cake. It makes an elegant wrap. Use your creativity and the contents of your pantry to customize the flavors to suit you and your family. Jalapeno Avocado Chicken Salad can be the centerpiece of your next great sandwich meal.

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