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Orange and Avocado Chicken Salad

Has everybody noticed how super sweet and delicious oranges are right now?  Time to take advantage of them!  This recipe is a great flavor combo -- oranges, avocados, and chicken.  (I'll bet it would taste good with shrimp too, but you know me and shrimp :).  I clipped this recipe from a Sunset Magazine about 10 years ago -- it's quick and easy and won't heat up your kitchen at all if you grill the chicken or buy one at Costco.  I hope you'll like it as much as we do.

Orange and Avocado Chicken Salad

4 oranges (about 1/2 lb each)
3 firm-ripe avocados (about 1/2 lb each)
1/2 Cup orange juice
6 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill or 1 tsp dried dill weed
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
2 Cups diced or sliced skinned cooked chicken or turkey breast (smoked is good too)
About 1/2 Cup very thinly sliced red onion

With a very sharp knife, cut peel and white membrane from oranges.  Thinly slice oranges crosswise.  Peel and pit 2 avocados.  Dice avocado and mix with 3 Tbsp orange juice, 2 Tbsp lime juice, dill, sugar, and salt to taste.  Mound chunked avocado equally on plates.  Top equally with chicken.  Peel and pit remaining avocado and thinly slice lengthwise.  Separate onion slices into rings.  Mix remaining orange juice and lime juice.  Arrange orange slices, avocado slices, and onion rings equally on plates, then moisten with orange-lime juice mixture.  Add salt to taste.  Makes 4 servings.

If you like, you can garnish this with dill sprigs and minced fresh jalapeno chili peppers.


  1. Look at you go Michelle!!! Your blog is incredible!! I have been neglecting mine for my other babies!!! Thanks for all you do!!

  2. Thanks Geri! High praise coming from the consummate gluten free momma!