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EASY, healthy curry chicken salad with avocado and vegetables for babies, kids, and adults! It’s high in protein and perfect for a quick lunch at home and school lunchboxes.

curry chicken salad spread onto two slices of toasted bread
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Why you’re going to love this chicken avocado salad!

It is SO easy to make. In 10 minutes or less, you can enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch with your little one(s). This will become your go-to on days when you don’t feel like cooking.

It is also super versatile. You can add whatever vegetables you have on hand.

It is high in protein and fat, which will keep you and your child fuller for longer.

Easy Ways to Add Vegetables for Babies

Ingredients

all the ingredients laid out on a wooden board

Shredded chicken – I like to cook several breasts (can also use thigh meat) to enjoy throughout the week. This is such a great way to repurpose leftovers. I HIGHLY recommend trying this Chicken Quinoa Spinach Casserole!

How to cook chicken PERFECTLY for babies and toddlers

Avocado – There aren’t many foods that I absolutely refuse to eat, but mayo is one of them. So of course, I find different ways to make chicken salad creamy, like using avocado! You should totally try this vegetable avocado muffin recipe too!

Vegetables – Feel free to use whatever you wish! I love adding finely grated carrots to baby’s food for texture exposure.

Greek yogurt – Helps the avocado add creaminess to the salad as well as imparts a hint of tanginess. You can swap with a non-dairy alternative or leave out altogether, if you wish.

Step-by-Step Instructions

all the ingredients for curry chicken avocado salad combined in a large glass bowl

In a bowl, mash avocado and lime juice.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well-incorporated. That’s it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it keep in the fridge

For 1-2 days. But do keep in mind that just like guacamole, it will turn brown after a few hours from oxidation when exposed to air. You can add more lime juice to help slow down the browning and cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the salad to keep the air out.

But even if it does turn brown, it’s still fine to eat.

What to serve with?

Enjoy in lettuce or flour wraps, a sandwich, or a quesadilla. Can also combine with cooked grains, like quinoa, oatmeal, lentils.

Want to make it vegetarian?

This will be absolutely delicious with cooked tofu, beans, or salmon if you eat fish.
You may find this post helpful – Best First Foods for Babies.

How to serve curry chicken salad to babies and kids

a two image collage showing how to serve the chicken salad to baby. On the left spread on top of toast and served in a bowl with a spoon on the right.

For Babies:

Start with 1-2 tablespoons of the salad. You can always offer more. Run your knife through the mixture, making sure the chicken is finely chopped. You can serve as is, preload onto a spoon, mix into grains like quinoa, oatmeal, lentils ,etc. or spread onto toast.

Pictured: I purposefully used leftover salad to show you what the color looks like after a day.

If interested in our favorite plate, bowl, and spoon, check out my BLW essentials!

curry chicken avocado salad sliced into 5 small pieces with toddler's hand grabbing one

For Kids:

If your child feels reluctant towards sandwiches, little changes can make a big difference. Try slicing into small pieces. My son absolutely loves his tea sandwiches. You can also use sandwich cutters to turn them into cute shapes.

If these don’t work, try a deconstructed sandwich. Serve the chicken salad with bread or crackers.

Here’s a Master List of Sandwich Ideas for Kids All in One Place!

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5 from 9 votes

Curry Chicken Avocado Salad

EASY, healthy curry chicken salad with avocado and vegetables for babies, kids, and adults! It's high in protein and perfect for a quick lunch at home and school lunchboxes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup (100g) shredded chicken
  • 1 medium avocado, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated carrots
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Taste and feel free to add more yogurt, lime juice, curry powder, or veggies to your liking!

Notes

Can keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. But do keep in mind that just like guacamole, it will turn brown after a few hours from oxidation when exposed to air. You can add more lime juice to help slow down the browning and cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the salad to keep the air out.
But even if it does turn brown, it’s still fine to eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 63mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 42mg
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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love ur website.
    We cooked this today and it was a win with everyone!
    I added a little bit more curry powder but my family loved it just as is
    Thank u for ur delicious healthy recipes!

  2. Althought you stated you hate mayo, can one still use mayo instead of avacado? We already have it laying around and Avacados at our local grocery store are so expensive and also hit or miss.

  3. 5 stars
    Just delicious and enjoyable as all your recipes. It is also simple, nutritious and great as a lunch on a busy day. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    I needed a quick dinner option and had some nice organic canned, chunk chicken on hand, so made this recipe! I don’t like how dry canned chicken can be, and this recipe really lifted it up. The result was moist, creamy and delicious. I spread the chicken salad over a piece of lightly toasted bread and then cut it up into bite size pieces for my nearly 16 month old. We both enjoyed it 🙂 Great recipe. Thanks!

      1. 5 stars
        Oh my gosh, just tried this recipe again but made it with a can of salmon. So good!! I think I like it even better than with chicken. I need to start making this for me too, and not just my son 😉

  5. 5 stars
    This is so helpfull and beautifull.
    School lunchboxes are so hard to do and now seems much more easier.
    Thank you !
    Keep on doing your good work and hope you will be bless you and your family !

  6. This looks really simple – perfect for a busy day today!
    I am thinking of spreading it on a wholewheat tortilla for my 14 months old. He hasn’t really gotten the hang of eating rolled tortilla though. How do I serve it then? Or, how do I slice it in a way he may learn to the roll ups?

    Also – how do you cook it with lentils?

    Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    Another instant favourite with the whole family! Tried this yesterday for lunch and the baby had some as is and some on toast and loved both! We did go very light on the curry powder but it still tasted delicious. So easy to whip up as well. Had leftovers for lunch today and still perfectly good.