Venezuelan keto chicken salad

Venezuelan keto chicken salad

This creamy chicken salad is made with avocado and mayonnaise. The perfect dairy-free keto meal. Use ready-cooked chicken: canned, leftovers, or rotisserie for a quick and delicious no-cook meal.

Venezuelan keto chicken salad

This creamy chicken salad is made with avocado and mayonnaise. The perfect dairy-free keto meal. Use ready-cooked chicken: canned, leftovers, or rotisserie for a quick and delicious no-cook meal.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g chicken breast (without skin)chicken breasts (without skin)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup 225 ml water
  • 2 2 ripe avocado, pitted and choppedripe avocados, pitted and chopped
  • ½ cup 125 ml minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lime juice, the juice

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Season the chicken breast all over with salt.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with half of the olive oil. When it comes to temperature add the chicken breast and sear 5 minutes on each side. Add the water to the skillet and put a tight-fitting lid on it, let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the water cooks off.
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet and shred it. Let it cool before making the salad.
  4. For the salad, mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined and creamy.
  5. Taste and adjust salt as needed.

Tips

Serve this inside of butter lettuce wraps! It’s a great meal prep recipe.

You can also use chicken pulled from a rotisserie chicken — any leftover chicken will be happy to turn into this fabulous salad.

For more flavor, add minced garlic, cayenne pepper, and chopped red onion.

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24 comments

  1. Terry
    🖤 Venezuelan keto food 🙈
  2. Nicholas
    Yum!!! Will make this today!
  3. Nicholas
    If I were to eat all four servings it would be 4g of carbs that’s great but 1lb of chicken isn’t that a lot of protein?
    Reply: #5
  4. Jessica
    Looks good. Tasty with salt. Probably even better with a little heat from diced jalapeños or chulula, etc. I used canned chicken. Two of us will enjoy this for dinner. and again for lunch or dinner tomorrow.
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If I were to eat all four servings it would be 4g of carbs that’s great but 1lb of chicken isn’t that a lot of protein?

    Yes, this is 25g protein per serving. 100g protein per meal could be problematic for many.

    Reply: #6
  6. Nicholas
    Isn’t also the fat and protein analogy a little off? Should I add some bacon to lake this more fat friendly?
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Isn’t also the fat and protein analogy a little off? Should I add some bacon to lake this more fat friendly?

    General keto ratios have a little flexibility. Ideally we want 20-25% protein and 70-75% fat, but higher fat is not the issue that higher protein can be.

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  9. Kathleen
    Also Love this recipe with Tuna and a little Dill!
  10. 1 comment removed
  11. Carolyn Franks
    How well does this store for the next day?
    Reply: #14
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How well does this store for the next day?

    This will keep very well for the next day. The avocado may brown a little but that won't affect the taste.

  13. Jan
    Thanks Kristin for all your help; and everyone! Plan to try this and soon!
    Reply: #16
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Thanks Kristin for all your help; and everyone! Plan to try this and soon!

    Enjoy it! This has become a personal favorite!

  15. Ross
    The opening description states this is a no-cook meal but step 2 of the instructions includes cooking chicken.
    The name includes the word "Salad" and Step 4 of the instructions refers to mixing all the salad ingredients but there are no salad items in the ingredients list.
    Reply: #18
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The opening description states this is a no-cook meal but step 2 of the instructions includes cooking chicken.
    The name includes the word "Salad" and Step 4 of the instructions refers to mixing all the salad ingredients but there are no salad items in the ingredients list.

    You can use rotisserie chicken breasts or even canned chicken to truly make this a no cook meal. Tuna salad and chicken salad are different from garden salads.

  17. Tina Strohl
    How many calories are in this as well as fat? What is 1 serving size? 1 cup? 1/2 a cup? Please help.
    Reply: #20
  18. Tina Strohl
    I found where to kind local. But how do we know how much is 1 serving?
    Reply: #21
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I found where to kind local. But how do we know how much is 1 serving?

    This recipe makes 4 servings, so one serving is 1/4 of the total batch. You can divide this into 4 equal containers or divide by weight.

  20. Rosemary
    At the top of where the ingredients are listed, it shows servings. Drop down the number and chose one serving instead of four. It adjusts the amount of ingredients to make just one serving.
  21. Robert
    I am planning on trying this recipe this week but was curious how much water should be used? I was thinking 1 cup but would like to know how much is recommended.
    Reply: #24
  22. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I am planning on trying this recipe this week but was curious how much water should be used? I was thinking 1 cup but would like to know how much is recommended.

    The recipe calls for 1 cup of water per 4 servings.

  23. hcs1064
    Loved this recipe! Took someone's advice in the comments about adding bacon to not only add fat but that deep flavor- man, it was great! Also added bouillon to the water for chicken and went lighter on the salt. We didn't have cilantro this time but I'm looking forward to adding it next time around. Had mine on a bed of mixed greens, delicious.
  24. Isabel
    I’m from Venezuela and the original recipe also comes with chopped onions but I always have made it with red onions. It is delicious!! I always have made it.
  25. Laura
    Made this today with great success. I used canned chicken because that is what I had on hand. I didn't have cilantro or lime juice so I added a little bacon, a smidge of mustard, some garlic salt, and some walnuts and it was divine. I know this changed the whole premise of the recipe, but it was so tasty. Served it on slices of cloud bread with lettuce and tomato. YUM!
    Reply: #28
  26. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Made this today with great success. I used canned chicken because that is what I had on hand. I didn't have cilantro or lime juice so I added a little bacon, a smidge of mustard, some garlic salt, and some walnuts and it was divine. I know this changed the whole premise of the recipe, but it was so tasty. Served it on slices of cloud bread with lettuce and tomato. YUM!

    Sounds yummy!

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