Romaine Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

Quick, easy and healthy Romaine Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe with a homemade dressing.
Juicy chicken breast served over a bed of Romaine with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados and a most delicious homemade dressing.

Romaine avocado chicken salad recipe in a bowl. Chicken salad with romaine, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

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Chicken Salad-

Though the salad uses minimal ingredients and ones you most likely already have in your refrigerator, the results are phenomenal.

Juicy chicken breast is wonderful when combined with crispy Romaine, red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes and cilantro. The easy homemade garlic and lemon oil dressing adds so much flavor to the chicken salad.

Avocado chicken salad in a bowl with tomatoes, romaine, and cucmbers.

How to Make Romaine Avocado Chicken Salad-

  • Season chicken breast. Cook chicken.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by combining the oil, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. TIP: The dressing may be doubled and kept in the refrigerator for days to use for other salads.
  • Cut Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion. Finely chop cilantro. Slice avocado.
  • Cut up cooked chicken and add to salad. TIP: The chicken can be served warm or cold.
  • Pour dressing over ingredients, mix salad to combine.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Recipe for how to make chicken salad. How to prepare the chicken and the homemade dressing.

Avocado Chicken Salad-

My most favorite combination for a filling salad would have to be chicken and avocado. There’s just something about the two ingredients in a salad that really work.

Though the chicken in this recipe is seasoned with simple ingredients of paprika, garlic, salt and pepper with oil, it’s so juicy and tender. Enjoy the chicken served warm over the salad or cold, whatever your personal preference is.

How to Cook Chicken for Salad?

The chicken for this salad recipe can either be cooked in a pan or grilled. Grilling the chicken will add even more flavor to the salad.

Romaine avocado chicken salad recipe topped with homemade oil and lemon dressing.

Enjoy the hearty salad with chicken for lunch or dinner. With the homemade dressing, the salad is so light but the added avocado and chicken truly make the salad so filling and oh so satisfying.

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5 from 2 votes

Romaine Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Quick, easy and healthy Romaine Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe with a homemade dressing. Chicken breast served over a bed of Romaine with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados and a most delicious homemade dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado chicken Salad
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 668kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


Chicken seasonings-

  • 1 chicken breast
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • tsp ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp oil for sauteing


  • 1 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 mini cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced


  • 1/3 cup Olive oil or canola oil
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  • Beat chicken breast until even in thickness. In a bowl, combine seasonings for chicken. Season both sides of the chicken.
  • On high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Sear chicken 2 minutes on both sides. Turn heat down to low, close lid of the skillet and cook another 5-6 minutes, until chicken is tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a bowl. 
  • Slice cooked chicken. Add to salad.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad. Toss gently. Enjoy!

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Show 8 Comments
  • Valentina's Corner 01/27/2019, 12:48 am Link Reply

    Thanks for trying the chicken salad recipe, Cameryn. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  • Morgan 01/24/2019, 11:50 pm Link Reply

    I truly enjoy maing this salad because the ingredients are some I always have at home! The dressing is so light and it makes the salad airy and fresh which is so delicious!!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/25/2019, 1:06 am Link Reply

      Oh how I love this light and healthy salad. I agree, the ingredients are almost mainly all on hand which makes it so easy. 🙂

  • Valentina's Corner 01/21/2019, 8:25 pm Link Reply

    Thanks for trying our recipe, Ann! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. It truly is a keeper salad recipe.

  • Marina 01/18/2019, 7:08 pm Link Reply

    This look supper good Valentina. Thanks will try this one for shure.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/19/2019, 12:46 am Link Reply

      Thank you so much, Marina! I hope you give the salad a try, it’s so easy and so so good. 🙂

  • CATHERINE LEE 01/18/2019, 6:31 pm Link Reply

    Oh, yum! Is romaine safe again? I’ve been dying without it and this really sparks my appetite!!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/18/2019, 7:06 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Catherine. I think in most areas Romaine is safe again. You are going to want to try this recipe. It’s phenomenal. 🙂

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