If you’ve ever participated in my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge before, you’ll know how I feel about healthy fats such as avocado (spoiler alert: I love them!) And while it’s not quite as poetic as strawberries and cream, or peas and carrots, in my opinion, avocado and chicken are the Bennifer/Brangelina/Kimye/pick your power couple of the culinary universe.
This makes a guacamole chicken salad like this one a low risk for anyone wanting to dabble with PCOS-friendly meals. You know it’s going to taste good, even if you’re a complete novice at cooking.
The thing I like the most about this recipe though is the balance of nutrients. It’s got a nice amount of protein (chicken), lots of fat (avocado and olive oil), a small amount of carbs (quinoa), and plenty of micronutrients from the non-starchy vegetables.
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this easy Guacamole Chicken Salad:
- Chicken thighs
- Cooked quinoa
- Olive oil
- Red onions
- Fresh cilantro/coriander
- Romaine (Cos) lettuce
- Lime juice
This one’s a real winner for beating PCOS, enjoy!
P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.
If you’re getting bored of the same old salads, make sure to try this tasty new PCOS recipe!
This PCOS-friendly salad recipe has a great balance of nutrients making it a complete meal you can take with you for lunch.
- 20 oz Chicken thighs (boneless)
- 1 cup Cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup Olive oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Red onion (minced)
- 2 tsp Garlic (minced)
- 1 Jalapeño (minced)
- 2 tbsp Fresh cilantro/coriander (chopped)
- 1 Romaine (Cos) lettuce (finely shredded)
- 2 Avocados (diced)
- 3 tbsp Lime juice
- Cook the chicken: Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then bake, grill or fry until cooked through. Allow to cool, then shred or cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Prepare the salad: In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and quinoa, with half the lime juice, and all of the olive oil. Season to taste then toss to coat the lettuce.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients, including the chicken. Season to taste then mix well, making sure to mash the avocado.
- Serve the chicken-guacamole mixture over a bed of lettuce and quinoa.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 775Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 49gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 841mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 9gSugar: 3gProtein: 38g
Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.
Since 2010, Kym Campbell has used evidence-based diet and lifestyle interventions to manage her PCOS. After getting her symptoms under control and falling pregnant naturally, Kym now advocates for dietary change as part of any PCOS treatment plan. Combining rigorous science and clinical advice with a pragmatic approach to habit change, Kym is on a mission to show other women how to take back control of their health and fertility. Read more about Kym and her team here.