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California Chicken Salad Bites Appetizer

Will you be serving a selection of California white wines at your next wine-tasting party? If so, consider this delicious recipe for California Chicken Salad bites, which prompts you to skip the gooey mayo—and just add ripe avocado—for a simple snack your guests will surely remember.

Healthy, hearty and like a bite of pure California, this chicken salad embraces everything we love about California-style food, and it pairs extremely well with a crisp California white wine. Just serve it up on a tortilla chip or a slice of crunch bread, per your personal preference, and you’ve got a light but filling snack.

We like to think of this salad a cross between a traditional chicken salad and guacamole, making it the perfect nibble for you next wine party. Really, who doesn’t love guacamole? And who needs mayo when you can bind your chicken salad with avocado? Try it—and become a believer! We guarantee your guests will love it.

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 3 ripe tomatoes on the vine
  • 1 red onion
  • Juice on one lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 grilled chicken breasts
  • Handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 bag of high-quality white corn tortilla chips

To start, use a nice sharp knife to dice up the grilled chicken, red onion, cilantro, tomatoes and avocados. Gently fold the mixture together in a large mixing bowl.

Add the salt and lime juice to taste, and mix together until all the ingredients are fully blended.

Once blended, spoon the chicken salad mixture onto white corn tortilla chips. Lay them out on a serving tray and serve immediately.

Don’t forget to check out my tips on How to Host a Wine-Tasting Party, along with my other wine-tasting party finger food recipes for Cucumber and Herb Cheese Roll-Ups and Wine-Soaked Berries.

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