Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

I’m currently reading exactly five books. Some new, some reruns. I have a fervent policy to not reread a book lest it be a life-changing, worthwhile reread. I’m weird like that.

Is it just me, or is there less and less time to snuggle into a book? I plopped into bed nigh unto midnight last week and realized I hadn’t actually held a paper book in my hand for over a month. A MONTH! What sort of person allows a thirty-day stretch come between her an the musty smell of well-loved paperbacks?  Apparently, I do. Boo.

So, with 20 days left before cookbook deadline (read: NOT the time to be making mid-year resolutions), I feel to make some mid-year resolutions. For one thing, I resolve to pick up a papery book and read from it everyday. Even if it’s just a paragraph.  Even if it’s just a word. Even if I just pretend to skim the pages whilst I text Savor.

That’s where you come in. Once I get through these first five books, I need five more that are crazy-fab. Got a recommendation for a don’t-miss read? I’d love to hear.

  • 1.  How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie (an absolute classic. The truest book I think I’ve ever read)
  • 2.  1984, by George Orwell (New one for me. F.R.E.A.K.Y.)
  • 3. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin (I love people who think clever thoughts, then do something about them.)
  • 4. The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom (Never anything less than inspiring)
  • 5.  The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski (One of the most breathtaking chapters I’ve ever read is in this book. It was about a dog. Really. This author is phenomenal.)
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In exchange for your book brilliance, hows abouts I offer you this blessed little recipe, which is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon of Spring reading.  The only thing that would make such a trade more fair would be if we could all kick it together at a spontaneous afternoon Avocado & Book Party. There’s just never enough of those.


Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad


1 cup chicken breast, cooked and shredded
¼ cup corn
¼ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup green onions, chopped
¼ cup tomatoes, diced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
¼ cup corn chips, crushed
2 tablespoons white vinegar
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Salt to taste
2-4 avocados, sliced in half with pits discarded


In a medium bowl, toss the chicken breast, corn, black beans, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and corn chips together. Add the vinegar and mayonnaise to mixture and toss to coat. Salt to taste. Spoon salad into halved avocados. Serve immediately with a spoon and fork. Enjoy!

151 Responses to “Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad”

  1. Ashley says:

    These are all books that I would read again and again…along with how to win friends and influence people…. Running with scissors, a wolf at the table, dry all by augusten burroughs. The shack. The glass castle…..

  2. teresa says:

    I highly suggest “Happiness is a Serious Problem by Dennis Prager. It is an easy read, thought provoking and life changing :)

  3. Melody says:

    One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp – simply life changing read

  4. Laurie says:

    Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi, White Oleander (Janet Fitch), anything by Amy Tan, Whistling in the Dark (Lesley Kagen), Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Aron Ralston).

  5. Casey says:

    What a beautiful recipe! Sounds delicious.
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  6. Deb Koskovich says:

    Amazing!! Will make this again and again, a true keeper!

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  8. Sara says:

    Hi- I am new to your blog and just seeing this post. Not sure what your reading status is these days, but one that I read not too long ago was The Immortal Life of Henretta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (sp). Amazing. I still cannot get the book out of my mind. Being from MD it really hits home (if you read it, you will understand what I mean). It is an amazing work of non-fiction. Thank you for so many wonderful recipes. You are one of my food heroes! I would love to have an ounce of your talent!

  9. Lori says:

    I love people who READ! Here are a few of my favorites: The Red Tent, A Town Like Alice, Water For Elephants, The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind. Also I work for a literary agent and one of our picture book author/illustrators, Peter Brown has an ageless picture book, The Curious Garden, which you might enjoy. Enjoy!

  10. Salome says:

    Thank you for the recipe. Two books that I love and are movies:

    1) White Teeth by Zadie Smith
    2) House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

  11. BJ Rainey says:

    Redeeming Love by Faucine Rivers. Get thru the first few pages, b/c the whole book is NOT like those few pages. I’ve read it several times. My all time fav. I hope you read and enjoy it as much as I did.

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  13. H Sexton says:

    Hands down my favorite book is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It is the first of 7 books w/ # 8 coming out in 2013

  14. Vyee says:

    Love anything avocado! Thanks for the recipe. One of my favorite books is – The Profit by Kahlil Gibran

  15. Denean says:

    I finished the Happiness Project the end of August, put my resolution in place Sept 1st, did very very well, am into October and doing great on next resolution and just yesterday purchase Happier At Home ! I want to buy copies for all my friends !!

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  24. We just moved to Ecuador to retire and I offered to cook at the hotel,, okay, if I use this recipe I am not actually cooking, but I am so excited to try this as our Sunday night dinner. The avocado’s can be picked off the trees here so I thought how awesome this recipe will be.
    Thanks, will let you know the responses..

  25. Lisa says:

    I made this and loved it!! Next time I will double it cause it was so yummy but maybe add some regular greek yogurt instead of mayo to cut the fat down or some different type of beans. This is a keeper.

  26. Jules B. says:

    She’s Come Undone- Wally Lamb

  27. Donna N says:

    The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls (memoir – I read it twice and listened to it on audio. It’s breathtaking.)

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore (It’s not as heretical as it sounds, but it is quite hilarious! This guy has written some awesomely funny and sneakily educational books.)

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  29. Sandra says:

    If I could only have one book it would be The Death of Socrates by Plato. It was life changing for me many years ago.

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  35. Renee G. says:

    May I just say…an Avocado and Books party sounds (with people who READ!) sounds like my idea of heaven on Earth. The recipe sounds gorgeous. My favorite book is “Animal Dreams,” by Barbara Kingsolver. If you haven’t read it, you have SO much yet to enjoy. And I hope you do.

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