Spicy Chicken Salad

Well now that it is August, summer has finally decided to grace us with her presence here in Seattle. With the warm, sunny summer weather comes recipes that are quick, easy and don’t require cooking. Recipes like this spicy chicken salad. It’s great because it uses pre-cooked chicken so there is no need to heat your kitchen. It’s also great because it’s loaded with creamy avocado. And well everything is better with avocado.

I am trying to get all of the spicy food in possible before the lovely heartburn side effect of pregnancy decides to kick in. That is why I decided to make this chicken salad a little spicy. To give this chicken salad its kick, I decided to use chipotle powder. It adds a nice smokey heat to the dressing for the salad. I use a jar of Dave’s Chipotle Powder that I picked up while I was on vacation. I love having it in the kitchen for a quick addition of that chipotle flavor I love so much.

Oh and no worries, the people at Dave’s have no idea who I am, I just really like their product.

Spicy Chicken Salad Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time:


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced jack cheese
  • 1 avocado, pit and skin removed, diced



Whisk first eight ingredients together in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes just to let the flavors meld.


Serve on bread as sandwiches or on top of lettuce as a salad.



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  • Reply
    August 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    This chicken salad recipe sounds really delicious with a kick to it and that is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

  • Reply
    August 2, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I do like this recipe. We often make salads from leftovers such as chicken or salmon or pork or beef. And some zing always helps.