Rotisserie Chicken Salad is an easy low-carb salad made from rotisserie chicken combined with avocado, red pepper, Feta, lime, and cilantro. This festive salad has holiday colors, but it’s also delicious any time of year! See notes for a no-cilantro option.

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Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Pepper, Feta, and Lime found on KalynsKitchen.com

Today I’m enticing you to make you this Rotisserie Chicken Salad with amazing flavors and holiday colors because I know the holidays are absolutely the hardest time of year to stick to a more carb-conscious eating plan. So a few years ago I came up with a delicious red-and-green salad that used rotisserie chicken and was perfect for special occasions during the holidays. This Rotisserie Chicken Salad was adapted from Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro that’s been such a hit on the blog, and you can’t go wrong with that salad if you don’t care about having a salad that’s red and green.

But you know how I like to “improve” the recipes when I make a slightly different version, and when we made this salad with chicken, red pepper, and avocado, we hit on the idea of adding a touch of Feta, which turned the salad into even more of a wow for us. Please, please, please do try this salad if you like these ingredients. A couple of days ago I was working at the computer and I grabbed a small container of leftover salad from the fridge. And even though it had been in there for two days and I meant to eat it the day after we made it, I absolutely scarfed down the leftover salad and kind of wanted to stop everything and update the recipe immediately!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • rotisserie chicken
  • red bell pepper
  • green onion
  • chopped cilantro (see notes if you’re not a cilantro fan)
  • avocados
  • Feta cubes
  • mayo
  • fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Vege-Sal (affiliate link) or salt

What if you’re not a cilantro fan?

For anyone who doesn’t enjoy cilantro, just use a bit more thinly-sliced green onion in the salad and it will still be delicious.

What if you don’t like Feta or red bell pepper?

There are lots of other ways you can adapt this salad. If you’re not fond of Feta, just leave it out and you’ll still have a tasty salad. If you’re not a red pepper fan, just make Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro instead (although it won’t be red and green!)

More Low-Carb Red and Green Foods:

Artichoke Heart Salad
Chicken Salad with Green Olives
Roasted Cauliflower with Red Bell Pepper, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts
Green Beans with Tomatoes
Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Pepper

Low-Carb Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad process shots collage

How to Make Rotisserie Chicken Salad:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Cut up enough rotisserie chicken to make about 4 cups. I made the chicken chunks rather large, take your choice on that.
  2. Chop up a large red bell pepper.
  3. Finely chop the cilantro and slice the green onions on the diagonal. (Just use more green onion if you’re not a cilantro fan!)
  4. Dice two avocados and toss with 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice.
  5. Whisk together the mayo, lime juice, and Vege-Sal (affiliate link) or salt to make the dressing. Cut up the Feta into small cubes (or crumble if you prefer.)
  6. Toss together the chicken, chopped red bell pepper, and sliced green onion. Toss the chicken mixture with the desired amount of dressing.
  7. Then gently fold in the chopped cilantro.
  8. Then very gently fold in the Feta cubes and chopped avocado.
  9. You can season with a little salt if you’d like, but remember Feta is pretty salty if you’re using that.
  10. Serve right away or chill for a few hours.
  11. This will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days, although the avocado gets softer in the fridge, and of course it’s best freshly made.

Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Pepper, Feta, and Lime found on KalynsKitchen.com

Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Pepper, Feta, and Lime found on KalynsKitchen.com
Yield: 8 servings

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Low-Carb Rotisserie Chicken Salad gets festive with Christmas colors and lots of delicious flavors from ingredients that are salad favorites!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped or shredded rotisserie chicken (see notes)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro (see notes)
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 2 T fresh-squeezed lime juice, to toss with the avocado
  • 1 cup Feta cubes (see notes)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 4 T mayo
  • 1 1/2 T fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Vege-Sal or salt (more or less to taste)

Instructions

  1. Shred or chop enough rotisserie chicken to make 4 cups diced cooked chicken.
  2. Chop the red bell pepper into pieces about 1/2 inch square.
  3. Cut up the avocado and toss with enough lime juice so all the pieces are coated.
  4. Thinly slice the green onion on the diagonal and finely chop the cilantro.
  5. Cut up the avocado and toss with enough lime juice so all the pieces are coated.
  6. Cut enough Feta to make about 1 cup of Feta cubes (if using)
  7. Whisk together the mayo, lime juice, and Vege-Sal (or salt), then taste to see if you want more lime or salt.
  8. Toss the chicken, chopped red bell pepper, and sliced green onion together in a bowl.
  9. Toss the chicken mixture with enough dressing to coat the ingredients.
  10. Then gently fold in the chopped cilantro.
  11. Very gently fold in the diced avocado and Feta cubes.
  12. Chill for a few hours or serve right away.
  13. This will keep for a day or two in the fridge, although I think it's best the first day you make it.

Notes

You can cook 3-4 chicken breasts and cut up the meat if you don't have rotisserie chicken. I used my fresh-frozen lime juice for this recipe. Just use more green onion if you're not a cilantro fan. You can use crumbled Feta if you prefer but I liked the symmetry of the chicken, avocado, and Feta all being cut in cubes.

This recipe was inspired by Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro and created by Kalyn when she had rotisserie chicken in the fridge and Christmas party food on the brain.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 907mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 36g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Everything in this recipe is a low-carb ingredient, and this Rotisserie Chicken Salad recipe would be approved for any phase of the original South Beach Diet or other low-glycemic diets, and the salad is also good for any type of low-carb eating plan.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2014. It was last updated with more information in 2021.

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