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Keto Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad No Mayo Recipe

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This yummy Keto Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad makes the perfect lunch or dinner on a low carb diet! Plus it’s so simple and quick to make! We love chicken and avocado recipes, but this one has to be the best!

Bowl of bacon, avocado, chicken salad with text overlay Keto Chicken

I like to follow something similar to the 131 Plan by Chalene Johnson, and this recipe also works with our keto quick start guide.

This Keto Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad is one of our favorites regardless if we are doing a keto phase or not!! It is the best avocado chicken salad recipes that we’ve had because the avocado makes it so creamy and, hello!?!, there’s bacon!!  

This scrumptious chicken, avocado, bacon salad with a little zing of the lemon vinaigrette is super easy to make!! We are sure this wholesome, real food recipe will be one that the whole family will love regardless if they are keto-ing or not!

finished chicken avocado club salad

I’ll share what you need and how I made it, but if you’re a little impatient & just want to get on with the show, you can scroll to the bottom for the full recipe.  Just make sure to let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

What You’ll Need to Make Keto Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad

Main Dish: 

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 avocado diced
  • lemon juice (approximately 2 tbsp)
  • 1 cup diced baked or grilled chicken breasts

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Optional

  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • jalapeños 

Pinterest pic of the salad

It’s super simple to make the keto bacon avocado salad!!

 If you’re starting with raw chicken, get it baked & chop it up.  

I did one breast in a 350 oven for about 25 to 30 mins.  Make sure it’s done.  You can check internal temp using a baking thermometer.  It should be 165 degrees. 

TIP:  You can use leftover chicken, grilled chicken, canned chicken, or even a rotisserie chicken.  

Cook up your bacon and crumble it up

TIP:  You can do this in a frying pan, but I prefer to use the microwave.  You do about 1 minute per slice depending on the wattage of your microwave.

Dice up the avocado & place diced pieces into a bowl

diced avocado in skin

TIP:  Cut the the avocado in half, and remove the seed by wacking it pretty hard with a knife so that it sticks to the knife.  Then you can cut vertically and horizontally while the fruit is still in the skin.  You can then scoop out the diced pieces of avocado with a spoon.  

 Squeeze lemon juice over the diced avocado to prevent it from browning

diced avocado in a bowl

Add chicken, bacon, your optional jalapeños (who are we kidding? are they ever optional?!?) to the bowl of avocado and gently stir together and set aside.
chicken, bacon, and avocado in a mixing bowl

Now the Dressing to your Avocado Chicken Salad with Bacon!!

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together (not too hard, huh?) 

oil and spices in a measuring cup

The Final Step to your keto chicken avocado salad!!

Pour the dressing over the bowl of chicken, avocado, bacon, and jalapeños and gently combine.  

finished chicken avocado club salad

So we know you may have some questions!  

These are the ones we often get asked when we do a recipe, but please leave a comment below, if you have another one.  

So how do you serve this avocado chicken salad?  

You can add a dollop of sour cream, some green onions, maybe some more jalapeños over a bed of lettuce or a lettuce wrap.  I personally like the Ole Xtreme Wellness High Fiber tortillas.  They come in at 4 net carbs, so they fit well into my keto phase.  

How many calories and carbs are in keto avocado chicken salad?

There are 317 calories per serving and 4 net carbs. These numbers are approximations based on 4 servings.  

pinterest pic with keto chicken bacon salad

How long does the Avocado Chicken Salad with Bacon last?

Well, y’all probably know avocados are tricky little boogers.  They can go from not ripe to overly ripe in a blink.  Now, you’ve cut it open and exposed it to the air, so you know it’s going to brown even with the lemon juice.  

It will be good for 3 days in the fridge in an air-tight container, but it might not look too pretty after the first day.

Can you freeze it?

Hmm…I wouldn’t.  I don’t think the avocado would hold up well.

Can you take it with you on the go?

Yes, this makes a great lunch, but you do need to keep it chilled to protect the chicken.  You don’t want any bacteria growing.  That would be bad and cause some belly issues, and none of us wants that!

Bowl of bacon, avocado, chicken salad with text overlay Keto Chicken

If you like this recipe, we have a feeling you may like these, too!

We have a ton more for Keto Recipes like this 15+ Keto Ground Beef post, so if I didn’t link them above, just search KETO in the search bar. 

Please leave us a comment if you try this recipe and how you like it!

Yield: 4

Keto Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad No Mayo Recipe

finished chicken avocado club salad

This yummy Keto Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad makes the perfect lunch or dinner on a low carb diet! Plus it's so simple and quick to make!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Main Dish:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 avocado diced
  • lemon juice (approx 2 tbsp)
  • 1 cup diced baked or grilled chicken breasts

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Optional:

  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Bake your chicken ay 350 for approx 30 minutes until done.. 165 internal temp. Dice up once cooked. Set aside.
  2. Fry bacon either stove top or microwave and crumble. Set aside.
  3. Dice up avocado and drizzle with lemon juice.
  4. Place chopped chicken, crumbled bacon, and jalapeños, if desired, to the bowl of diced avocado and gently combine.
  5. Now, whisk together your dressing ingredients and pour over your avocado, chicken mixture. Gently mix all together.
  6. Serve over a bed of lettuce, as a lettuce wrap, or use a low-carb tortilla like the Ole Xtreme High Fiber tortillas that we like.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers in air-tight container, and eat within a couple of days.

Notes

You can top with cilantro, sour cream, green onions.

Chill the leftovers. Make sure to drizzle the avocado with the lemon juice to help it from turning brown.

Enjoy!!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 8.7gNet Carbohydrates: 3.7gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 17.5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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