Smoked Chicken Salad Recipe

This delicious smoked chicken salad recipe with avocado and mesclun greens is a great dish for a summer barbecue.  This easy chicken salad recipe makes great use of leftover chicken — especially my smoked beer can chicken.

This recipe for chicken salad is adapted from Irish chef Conrad Gallagher and his “Take 6 Ingredients” cookbook. 

Smoked Chicken Salad Recipe

Smoked Chicken Salad Recipe


  • 2 cups smoked chicken or rotisserie leftovers, from my beer can chicken recipe
  • Mixed organic greens
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic shallot puree
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic shallot puree
  • 1 avocado, sliced lengthwise


  1. Rough chop the chicken leftovers and put into a mixing bowl. Mix the mayo lemon, salt, pepper and garlic. Fold into the chicken, just enough to bind the chicken together. You may not need all of it. Put in the refrigerator until cool.
  2. To make dressing: Mix together 1/2 cup hazelnut or grapeseed oil, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon garlic shallot puree. Pour into a squirt bottle.
  3. Put 1/4 of sliced avocado on plate. Add chicken in a mound on top. Add organic mixed greens. Top with dressing and fresh cracked pepper.

Recipe by Conrad Gallagher