by Olena

Grilled Chicken Salad

by Olena

Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe with super easy grilled chicken breast, healthy poppyseed dressing and whatever else you feel like. No fancy restaurant can beat this salad!

After testing and making grilled chicken breast (Costco volume), naturally comes grilled chicken salad. In Canada it ain’t a cheap meal – 3 lbs of organic breasts cost $28, at Costco. It is a treat and I’m definitely kind of grateful for it because we, North Americans, should be eating less meat and more vegetables. See, all roads lead to this grilled chicken salad recipe. Naturally.

Everyone who knows me in real life says I make the best salads (shameless self-promotion). And I would agree because I love salads!!! They help me to fight a never ending battle of “losing the last 5 lbs”. I’m yet to win but I’m sure all the green smoothies Alex makes and salads I create help with “I can’t gain another 5 lbs” issue.Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe with super easy grilled chicken breast, healthy poppyseed dressing and whatever else you feel like. No fancy restaurant can beat this salad!

Tips for Best Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

  • Ingredients: Use what you have on hand, think of the tastiest salad you ever had in a restaurant – what was in it? I strive for a combo of leafy greens, juicy veggies, sweet berries, toasted nuts, zest and salty cheese.
  • Dressing: I used my healthy poppy seed dressing. If you are not a fan, try healthy ranch dressing, homemade asian salad dressing or just use olive oil, salt and pepper (never failing combo).
  • Make Ahead: Refrigerate salad and dressing covered separately for up to 4-5 days.

Enjoy! I promise you this healthy grilled chicken breast salad will beat any fancy restaurant salad you have ever tried! And you know me – there are minimum ingredients involved.

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How to Make Grilled Chicken Salad

  1. To make poppyseed dressing: In a small bowl add yogurt, maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, poppy seeds, onion powder, salt and pepper; stir well with a fork to combine. Set aside. 
  2. To make grilled chicken: In a large bowl add chicken, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper; then stir with tongs. Grill on medium high heat (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes, flipping once. Rest under foil for 5 minutes. 
  3. To make grilled chicken salad: In a large salad bowl, add greens, sliced grilled chicken breast, raspberries, tomatoes, feta, nuts and red onion. Drizzle with healthy poppyseed dressing and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately. Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe with super easy grilled chicken breast, healthy poppyseed dressing and whatever else you feel like. No fancy restaurant can beat this salad!
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Grilled Chicken Salad

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Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe with super easy grilled chicken breast, healthy poppyseed dressing and whatever else you’ve got or feel like. No fancy restaurant can beat this salad!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (as a main)

Ingredients

Healthy Poppyseed Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp white, apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Grilled Chicken Breast

  • 1 large boneless & skinless chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 medium garlic clove, grated
  • Scant of 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Mixed greens
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup toasted mixed nuts, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. To make poppyseed dressing: In a small bowl add yogurt, maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, poppy seeds, onion powder, salt and pepper; stir well with a fork to combine. Set aside.
  2. To make grilled chicken: In a large bowl add chicken, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper; then stir with tongs. Grill on medium high heat (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes, flipping once. Rest under foil for 5 minutes.
  3. To make grilled chicken salad: In a large salad bowl, add greens, sliced grilled chicken breast, raspberries, tomatoes, feta, nuts and red onion. Drizzle with healthy poppyseed dressing and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Store: Consume dressed salad within same day.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate salad and dressing covered separately for up to 4-5 days.

Notes

I’m giving you an idea of salad ingredients I used. You can add whatever you wish and have got on hand. Grilled chicken salad and healthy poppyseed dressings are awesome that way!

You can make more than 1 chicken breast by following grilled chicken breast recipe. Refrigerate and use throughout the week – save time!

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

Made a recipe? Tag @ifoodreal on Instagram. I would love to share it with everyone!

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