Skinny Avocado Chicken Salad Bites

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Lately I feel like I have cupcakes coming out of my ears!  Definitely not the worst thing, but balancing the buttercream is key.  Luckily for me and you, avocado chicken salad makes balancing a snap, and with summer temps making a comeback this week, there’s no better time to make this.  The best part about this situation, besides that it’s avocado central, is there’s no mayo so it’s perfect for summer entertaining.  The only problem is it tends to disappear in a flash!

The first thing you’ll want to do is prepare the chicken.  I cook chicken breast and use that, but you can also pick up a rotisserie chicken and make your life even easier.  And I’m not sure if I’m the last person to the party on this one, but did you guys know you can shred chicken in a Kitchen Aid mixer? I tossed the warm chicken in the mixing bowl, popped the paddle attachment on and in under three minutes I had perfectly shredded chicken.  Consider my mind blown.

Next up is the avocado dressing, also known as my secret weapon.  You simply put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse till smooth.  I list all the amounts down below, but make sure to taste it and season it to your liking.  Some people like a little more cilantro, some like it heavy on the lime.  You won’t believe how incredibly creamy this turns out.  I make this dressing a lot and use it on everything from salads to tacos.

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Once it’s ready, toss the dressing with the shredded chicken and diced red onion.  I like to pop it in the fridge so it has some time to chill and all the flavors can really come out.  At this point you can eat it as is or you can make these cute little wonton cups to serve it in.  These little wonton cups are super easy to make and were such a hit last week when I had people over.

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Simply brush the wonton wrappers with olive oil, press into mini cupcake tins and bake till golden. Once they’ve cooled, fill them with a spoon of chicken salad.  I shredded some pepper jack cheese to top them and cannot believe how it tied the whole little bite together.  That little bit of heat was just what they needed and garnished with a sprig of cilantro, they’re party perfect!   How great would these be for Labor Day?  Enjoy!

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Skinny Avocado Chicken Salad Bites

Serving Size: 24-30 bites

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 2-3 Tbsp. cilantro + additional for garnish
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2-1 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small or 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded (1 pound package of chicken breast)
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded - I used Cabot

Instructions

    Avocado Dressing
  1. Place avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin in food processor and pulse till smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Chicken Salad
  3. Add avocado dressing to shredded chicken and mix well.
  4. Add diced onion and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Chill till ready to serve.
  6. Wonton cups
  7. Very lightly brush both sides of wonton wrappers with olive oil.
  8. Press into mini cupcake tins.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes till they start to get golden. Keep a close eye on them.
  10. Assembly
  11. Fill wonton cups with chicken salad.
  12. Top with shredded cheese and garnish with cilantro.
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36 Responses to “Skinny Avocado Chicken Salad Bites”

  1. 1
    Sandra says:

    I do believe I am making these today.

  2. 2

    So I tried to make some avocado chicken salad but mine was too gummy. I’m going to try this one out because it’s definitely creamier than mine.

  3. 3

    They are so cute and the perfect one bite treat!

  4. 4

    Ohmahgosh! Meghan, I am so enamored with this idea of yours! Not only is it a terrific appetizer for Labor Day, but also for tailgating season, the holiday season, Super Bowl, etc. Woohoo! When I don’t have time to poach chicken, but am suddenly craving some Tex-Mex, we also pick up rotisserie chicken or a couple roasted chicken breasts from one of our favorite shops, Fresh Market or Whole Foods. We just adore avos. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo

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    Beverley says:

    Love the combination of the flavour and the presentation is so wonderful. Will be making these the next time I entertain. xoxo

  6. 6

    I love chicken and avocado together. These are such a cute idea for a party!

  7. 7

    Love that avocado is the dressing for the salad! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Bill says:

    I love using wonton wrappers like this and your avocado and chicken salad stuffing sounds delicous! Great post and beautiful photos!

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    Terra says:

    Did you say avocado dressing? O.M.G. YUM!!!! This does sound like a perfect recipe to balance out after enjoying loads of treats:-) Hugs, Terra

  10. 10

    Such a scrumptious, easy snack or appetizer! These look delicious and super festive, Meghan! Perfect for my monthly girls’ nights in. :)

  11. 11

    Meghan….what an absolutely perfect bite! And thanks so much for the tip about shredding the chicken in the mixer. Who knew??? And those wonton cups…fabulous idea! A couple of these with a glass of wine….and I’ve had the perfect dinner! (But oh…I still might have to have a cupcake for dessert!

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    Cecily says:

    This sounds so yummy. I just want to make it now. The avocado dressing is genius.

  13. 13

    I’m pretty sure I could eat a whole tray of these!

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    I’m loving everything about this recipe. Great use of wonton wrappers :)

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    Joy says:

    Hubby LOVES this! Do you know the nutritional values? If not, I’ll add it all up.

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    kelly h says:

    can you make the salad the night before then the next day do the won tons and prepare?

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    Vicky says:

    Love the sound of these! Will have to try making these next time!

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