Keto-Friendly Salsa Verde Avocado Chicken Salad

by Jennifer Wieland
Celebrate Las Posadas this year with this Keto-Friendly Salsa Verde Avocado Chicken Salad.

 

Many nations, races and religions have different ways to celebrate the holiday season. A lesser known holiday in parts of the U.S. is Las Posadas. This is a nine day celebration that is celebrated in Mexico and in parts of Southwestern United States. Las Posadas originated in Spain and the word Posada translates to English to mean hotel or inn. It is a holiday that lasts nine days, from December 16th – 24th and is celebrated by Hispanics of the Catholic and Protestant religions. Family members are chosen to dress up as Joseph and Mary each night. The procession is lead by someone carrying a candle and a house is visited by the procession. Someone answers at the house and they sing a song and let the procession enter. The group then gathers around the nativity to pray. It is done for nine nights to represent the nine months of pregnancy. 

Las Posadas is a lovely holiday that brings religion back to focus into the Christmas season. With so many people only thinking of Santa and gifts it’s so easy to lose sight of what’s important and what the true reason for the season is for Christians. Spending time with family and friends and sharing food is a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season for nine days. 

Celebrate Las Posadas this year with this Keto-Friendly Salsa Verde Avocado Chicken Salad.

This year to celebrate Las Posadas I wanted to create a meal that I could eat. I have been following a Keto diet since the beginning of November. For those of you that don’t know what a Keto diet is, it’s a low-carb high-fat diet. It’s been shown to drastically help with a number of health issues and has the added benefit of helping people lose weight. 

Celebrate Las Posadas this year with this Keto-Friendly Salsa Verde Avocado Chicken Salad.

I used HERDEZ® Salsa Verde for my inspiration for an easy Las Posadas recipe. I then bought the rest of my ingredients and made this Keto-Friendly Salsa Verde Avocado Chicken Salad. I used the HERDEZ® Salsa Verde to create both a marinade for the chicken and a dressing for the salad. 

Celebrate Las Posadas this year with this Keto-Friendly Salsa Verde Avocado Chicken Salad.

Keto-Friendly Salsa Verde Avocado Chicken Salad
Serves 4
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491 calories
27 g
80 g
28 g
34 g
5 g
588 g
1485 g
13 g
0 g
19 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
588g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491
Calories from Fat 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
44%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 80mg
27%
Sodium 1485mg
62%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 10g
41%
Sugars 13g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
77%
Vitamin C
102%
Calcium
12%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the salsa verde marinade
  1. 1/2 c. HERDEZ Salsa Verde
  2. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 1/2 tsp. pepper
For the chicken
  1. 1 c. salsa verde marinade
  2. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the salsa verde avocado dressing
  1. 1 1/2 c. HERDEZ Salsa Verde
  2. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 1 avocado, peeled and cubed
  4. 1/2 tsp. pepper
For each salad
  1. 1 1/2 c. spring mix lettuce
  2. 1 c. baby leaf spinach
  3. 6 grape tomatoes
  4. 1/4 c. shredded Mexican cheese
  5. 1 boneless, skinless salsa verde chicken breast, grilled and sliced
  6. 1/4 - 1/2 c. salsa verde avocado dressing
Instructions
  1. In a gallon sized zip top baggie add all of the marinade ingredients. Seal the bag and mix together. Add the chicken to the marinade in the zip top baggie. Seal the baggie and shake to coat. Place in the refrigerator and let chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Grill the chicken on a grill or grill pan until cooked through completely. Remove the chicken and place on a plate and cover with foil. Let sit 5-10 minutes. Slice the chicken into strips.
  3. In a blender or food processor combine all of the ingredients for the dressing. Pulse a few times until the avocado is no longer in large pieces. Do not over blend or it will become to liquidy.
  4. Add the salad ingredients (vegetables and cheese) to a bowl or plate. Top with a sliced chicken breast and then drizzle the salsa verde avocado dressing over it.
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Head over to the HERDEZ® website to learn more about HERDEZ® products, learn more about Las Posadas and get recipe ideas HERE or hop over to their Instagram page for some drool worthy food pics and Las Posadas celebration ideas. 

As this holiday brings family and friends coming together enjoying food and celebrations, HERDEZ® brand is holding a photo contest on Instagram. The Share in the Magic of the #MisPosadas contest lasts from December 7th – January 6th.

Each week, a fill in the blank question relevant to the holiday will be posted for fans to answer with a photo. Three top winners will be selected as well as honorable mentions. Prizes are as follows:
– Grand Prize: Dinner prepared by a personal chef for up to 4 people in your very own home!
– 2nd Place: $250 Gift Basket 
– 3rd Place: $200 Gift Basket 
– Honorable Mention: Custom T-shirts

To enter, you must submit a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #MisPosadas to answer the weekly fill in the blank question.

 

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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

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