Keto Avocado Chicken Boat

Keto Avocado Chicken Boats

This recipe is chicken salad reimagined into something fresh, light and flavorful!

It works as an appetizer, a lunch box staple, or to make at the start of the week for quick-grab lunches during busy workdays.

I always think in terms of the Fab Four – protein, fat, fiber and greens. It’s what keeps you feeling full and calm for 4-6 hours while balancing blood sugar. These chicken boats hit the mark. Avocados, endive, and/or cucumbers provide the fiber. Avocados are also a great source of healthy fat. Chicken for protein. Fresh cilantro and chives are our greens. Minimal ingredients, but this recipe checks every box.

Whether you plan to eat it as a snack, an appetizer, or a light-but-filling meal, you need to try this fresh take on traditional chicken salad!

  • Prep Time

    15 minutes

  • Total Time

    30 minutes

  • Servings


  • Freezer Friendly



  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked, cooled, and shredded
  • 2 large avocados, pitted, peeled, and roughly mashed
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 4 Belgian endive heads, separated into leaves, or 2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, avocado, cilantro, and chives and stir until the chicken is well coated with the avocado.
  2. Add the lime juice and sprinkle with salt. Mix to combine.
  3. Scoop the chicken salad in the endive leaves, or make mini cucumber boats by scooping out the cucumber seeds with the tip of a spoon and spreading the chicken salad inside the cucumber halves.
  4. This creates 3 boats per person for a complete meal or 12 mini servings for an appetizer.