These Strawberry Pecan Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls are perfect for spring! Spring means fresh strawberries! One of the first things I remember eating as a child was strawberries. I loved them more than anything else and always begged my parents to bring me to a local farm to pick the fresh berries.
Strawberries remain my favorite food to this day and I try to incorporate them into my diet as much as possible. They are a sweet treat packed with nutrients, antioxidants and so much flavor. They taste great eaten whole or added to Strawberry Pecan Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls. As a versatile berry, strawberries can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack. How do you like to enjoy fresh strawberries?
Homemade chicken salad is better than anything you can buy at the store. Best of all, it’s easy too! For this chicken salad recipe, I combined chicken, strawberries, pecans, paprika, Greek yogurt and a dash of salt and pepper. To add additional flavor serve the chicken salad is fresh avocado bowls. Simply scoop out a small amount of avocado flesh to make a bowl and pile the chicken salad on top. Or, if you are like me and love as much avocado as possible, you can leave all of the avocado flesh and pile the chicken salad on top. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!
Even the biggest chicken salad critic will love this salad. If you are looking for a lightened up dessert made with plenty of fresh strawberries, try this No Bake Strawberry Pistachio Cardamom Tart!
To make this chicken salad recipe even easier use store-bought rotisserie chicken. You can prep the chicken salad in advance and store it in a sealed container until ready to serve.
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- whole garlic clove
- 1 1/4 cups fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 or 3 avocados, halved and pitted
- fresh parsley, chopped
- Fill a 3 to 3.5-quart sauce pan full of water. Add the chicken breasts and garlic clove. Bring to a full boil and then turn off the heat and cover the pot. After 12 minutes, remove one of the breasts and cut into the thickest part to check to see if they are done (they should be cooked through and register at least 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer). If there is any pink, return to the pot for another 15 minutes. Drain chicken through a colander, discard the garlic clove and cool slightly.
- Chop or shred the chicken into small pieces. Add the chicken, strawberries, pecans, salt, pepper, paprika and yogurt to a large bowl. Toss well to combine. Scoop chicken salad onto pitted avocado halves. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.