For the past two years, I have been taking breakfast sandwich to work for nearly every day. It just never got old for some reason and was quick, easy, affordable and relatively healthy. We had a good thing going with it, but today I’d love to bring another type of sandwich for an option i.e. the Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich or Slow Cooker Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Not to waste more time, let’s go the recipe and cooking process below:
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe: Ingredients & Instructions
Find below the instructions for making your chicken salad sandwich with avocado.
Any hesitation I had regarding switching away from my bread and butter sandwich was washed away as soon as I tasted this glorious sandwich. The chicken was moist from the slower cooker, the avocado was creamy and the red onion brought a fresh and spicy bite to tie everything together.
This Slow Cooker Avocado Chicken Salad tastes great, yes, but it also has some solid nutritional benefits.
Nutritions of the Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich
You may wonder how much calories you will get for your body by eating this sandwich. Thus, please see the high-level nutrition info here (for about 1/4 lb of chicken):
- Calories: 211
- Total Fat: 9 g
- Total Carbs: 3.5 g
- Protein: 28 g
- Total Sugar: 0.2 g
Pretty low in everything except for protein, which makes for a healthy, energy boosting lunch. I recommend pairing this with whole grain bread which will add healthy carbs and dietary fiber.
The star of the sandwich is really the avocado, which is a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and much more. Basically, avocado is loaded with vitamins and healthy fats.
Making the slow cooker chicken part of the Slow Cooker Avocado Chicken Salad is probably the easiest part. You can, “set it and forget it,” meaning you just throw your chicken and other ingredients into a slow cooker and come back in 4 hours when it’s done cooking. If you need a slow cooker, here is the one I use at home:
I love the slow cooker, and have also made Slow Cooker Beer Chicken using it. It’s easy and very hands off. Once the chicken is done cooking it’s time to start shredding.
Once the chicken is shredded, combine your fresh ingredients to make the salad part of the Slow Cooker Avocado Chicken Salad. The avocado, red onion, lemon juice, parmesan cheese and dijon mustard make a good base, but this is 100% customizable. Feel free to add and swap ingredients however you want, just don’t swap out the avocado. The lemon juice is also a key role player because it helps keep the avocado from browning over time.
How Much Does It Cost?
Let’s get economical with this Slow Cooker Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich:
- 1.5 lbs chicken breast – $9.00
- 1.25 cups chicken broth – $0.45
- 1/2 cup water – $free.99
- 1 tbsp butter – $0.12
- 1 tbsp parsley – $0.51
- 2 smashed garlic cloves – $0.20
- Optional: 2 sprigs of thyme – $0.20
- 1/4 onion – $0.18
- 1 avocado – $1.50
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard – $0.18
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese – $0.13
- 1 tbsp lemon juice – $0.20
- Salt and pepper
The grand total is $12.67. This breaks down to about $2.11 per sandwich, assuming you make 6 quarter pound sandwiches. Add in bread, lettuce and any other accompaniments you’re craving and you have a gourmet sandwich with avocado for less than $3.00. You know what else costs about $3.00? Adding avocado to a sandwich. Might as well make the whole thing at home.
I hope you enjoy cooking and eating this Slow Cooker Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich! Feel free to share this recipe with your peers. Cheers!