Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad

Classic Chicken Caesar Salad accompanied by perfectly seasoned avocado slices and protein-packed, hard boiled eggs. An easy meal to make ahead in meal kit form for busy weeknights!

Make this recipe even better with Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing and Croutons!

A hand holding a spoon of Caesar dressing is drizzling it on top of a Caesar salad with eggs and avocado

So, meal kits are my new jam, and this Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad is a perfect meal to prepare ahead of time.

I cut and clean the lettuce and tomatoes ahead of time and put each ingredient into its own storage bag. Then, all that’s left is some easy assembly when it’s dinnertime.

It starts with Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast. This is a no-brainer shortcut in my book. You find it in the perimeter coolers, (near the lunch meat) at Walmart. And don’t feel bad! It’s got no artificial ingredients or preservatives and it’s all natural! Plus it has no nitrites or nitrates. Definitely a high-quality meat if I’ve ever seen one. It’s perfect for every occasion and works for so many types of meals. There’s also Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Oven Roasted Turkey Breast and Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham.

Overhead shot of ingredients needed to make Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad

Next up, the hard boiled eggs.

How long to boil eggs

  • Submerge the eggs in 2 inches of cold water in a pot on the stove-top.
  • Gradually bring them to a boil.
  • Once the boil is reached, cover the pot and remove them from the heat, letting them sit for 12 minutes.

Let’s move on to the avocados.

Avocados sliced in half with pitts removed next to avocado peeler

Finding Ripe Avocados

  • A ripe avocado should be slightly soft on the outside when touched. I like to test this by pressing on the end where the stem is.
  • Avocados that are still hard on the outside aren’t ripe yet, which adversely impacts their flavor and texture.
  • Ones that are TOO soft will end up being mushy and are overripe. (Beware of this when avocados are on sale.)

Keeping Sliced Avocados Fresh

  • If you’re slicing avocados ahead of time, drizzling them with lime juice will help to keep them fresh during storage. Otherwise they turn brown quickly.

Calories in an Avocado

  • There are approximately 322 glorious, energizing, calories in an avocado.

Seasoning the Avocado

  • Seasoning the avocado before adding it to this salad is a great way to pack in some extra flavor.
  • I use a combination of cumin, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, (and perhaps a sprinkle of salt). These are my favorite guacamole seasonings and tastes great on the avocado in this salad!

Caesar Salad before and after being tossed with Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar Dressing

I’ve included a killer homemade Caesar Salad Dressing recipe below. The huge perk for me is that it doesn’t contain any mayonnaise! (Not a mayo fan.) This also means that it keeps in the fridge for a longer period of time. Score!

Make Ahead Tips

  • This meal can be made 2-3 days ahead of time if you’re using fresh lettuce, however, I recommend slicing the avocado no more then one day ahead of time.
  • Drizzle the sliced avocado with lime juice to keep the flavor fresh and the color vibrant.

Overhead shot of Caesar Salad with cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and sliced avocado.

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3 from 2 votes
Servings: 4
Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad, Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe, Homemade Chicken Caesar Salad

Classic Chicken Caesar Salad accompanied by perfectly seasoned avocado slices and protein-packed hard boiled eggs. An easy meal to make ahead in meal kit form for busy weeknights!

Ingredients
  • 11 oz. package Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast
  • 4 cups Romaine Lettuce chopped
  • 1.5 cups Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup Caesar Dressing
  • 1 Avocado
  • 4 Hard Boiled Eggs
Spices for Avocado
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt optional
Instructions
  1. Place the lettuce, Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, and salad dressing in a large bowl. Use salad tongs to toss until well combined.

  2. Slice and peel the avocados and sprinkle lightly with each spice.
  3. Distribute onto 4 plates and garnish with sliced chicken, hard boiled eggs, and seasoned avocado slices. 

Recipe Notes

Tip: Drizzle the avocado slices with lime juice to keep them fresh if prepping this ahead of time or storing leftovers.

An optional garnish includes a sliced tortilla that’s been brushed with olive oil and grilled or baked until crisp.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 546, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 259mg, Sodium: 1097mg, Potassium: 788mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 34g, Vitamin A: 5010%, Vitamin C: 20.3%, Calcium: 514%, Iron: 2.5%