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Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad

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Chicken and chorizo are a match made in heaven. Pair with creamy avocado and a tasty sugar and sweetener free dressing and you’ve got yourself one delicious speedy dinner that all the family will enjoy.

It’s one of my favourites that I make time and time again. I hope it becomes one of your staples too.

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs8.1 grams
Protein43.8 grams
Fat43.1 grams
Calories616 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 29%, fat 66%
Total carbs14.6 gramsFiber6.5 gramsSugars4.8 gramsSaturated fat10.1 gramsSodium943 mg(41% RDA)Magnesium113 mg(28% RDA)Potassium1,162 mg(58% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 2 medium chicken breasts (280 g/ 9.9 oz)
  • 1 tsp virgin coconut oil or ghee
  • 60 g Spanish chorizo sausage or pepperoni slices (2.1 oz)
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced (75 g/ 2.6 oz)
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • 1/2 large avocado (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts (25 g/ 0.9 oz)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil or butter (20 ml)
  • 1 tbsp capers (9 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos (15 ml)
  • big bunch of fresh parsley and/or cilantro
  • 2 tbsp each chopped mint and chives
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Note: Pine nuts are actually seeds. However, if you are allergic to nuts, make sure to double check whether you can have pine nuts. If needed, substitute with olives or skip.


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Heat a griddle pan with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to prevent the chicken sticking (Option to use a frying pan).
  2. Fry the chicken breasts on a medium/ low heat for 2 minutes each side to seal them and then 4 – 5 further in total until brown on the outside and cooked through. Remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly before slicing. Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad
  3. Meanwhile, chop the chorizo and gently fry on a medium-low heat for about 2 minutes until the oil releases. If using raw chorizo cook for longer until the meat is cooked through.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil or butter to a clean saucepan (I prefer olive oil as this makes up the dressing) and sauté the onion on a low-medium heat for 4 - 5 minutes until soft.
  5. Take off the heat and stir in the red wine vinegar and coconut aminos. Add the chorizo and its oil.
    Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad
  6. Blanch the sugar snap peas in a pan of boiling water for 1 minute and then plunge immediately into cold. Remove from the water and slice in half.
    Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad
  7. Chop the herbs. Stir through the sugar snap peas, chorizo and onion mix and top with sliced avocado, chicken, pine nuts and cracked black pepper. Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad Tastes best fresh, but can be stored in the fridge for 1 day. Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g31.5 g3.7 g168 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g2.2 g20 kcal
Chorizo sausage, Spanish, hard type
0.5 g7.3 g11.8 g140 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
2.4 g0.5 g0.1 g15 kcal
Peas, sugar snap, fresh
1.9 g1 g0.1 g16 kcal
Avocado, fresh
0.9 g1 g7.3 g80 kcal
Pine nuts
1.2 g1.7 g8.7 g85 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g9.1 g81 kcal
Capers, canned
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Wine vinegar
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.2 g0.2 g0.1 g3 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0.1 g0.2 g0.1 g2 kcal
Mint, fresh
0.2 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Chives, fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
8.1 g43.8 g43.1 g616 kcal

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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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Comments (2)

Are your meat measurements cooked or raw weights?

Hi Jessica, they are always per raw (unless listed otherwise).