by Olena

Grilled Chicken Salad (Video)

by Olena

5 from 4 reviews

Grilled Chicken Salad in a bowl

Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

After testing and making grilled chicken breast (Costco volume), naturally comes grilled chicken salad. Hey, if you love flavor, try my cilantro lime chicken too. It can be grilled, baked or fried.

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.

Salad Dressing:

I used my healthy poppy seed dressing. It is creamy and perfect for a chicken salad. If you are not a fan, try my healthy ranch dressing, homemade asian salad dressing or just use olive oil, salt and pepper (never failing combo).

Dressing is what makes or breaks the salad.

grilled chicken salad with raspberries, nuts, feta cheese and healthy poppy seed dressing

Other 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. Never fails.

Make Ahead?

Sure. Refrigerate salad and dressing covered separately for up to 4-5 days. Or make Mason jar salads by adding dressing first, meat second and vegetables last. Perfect for a work week.

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.

How to Make Grilled Chicken Salad

  1. To make poppy seed 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. healthy poppy seed dressing
  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. grilled chicken in a dish waiting to be added to a grilled chicken salad
  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 in a bowl

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Grilled Chicken Salad

5 from 4 reviews

Super easy grilled chicken breast, healthy poppyseed dressing and whatever else you feel like. No fancy restaurant can beat this salad!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (as a main) 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grill + No Cook
  • Cuisine: North American
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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.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. I made this salad for dinner and it was delicious. I could have come up with the idea for the salad myself, but would have never thought of making a poppyseed dressing to go with it. That dressing is great. Thanks again for the inspiration.

    PS: My comments get a bit boring as I keep repeating myself. Your recipes are all so delicious.

  2. I used what I had on hand for the salad (chicken, tomato, cucumber, leftover roasted sweet potatoes along with romaine and spinach), but made the dressing. It was delicious! I’ll me making it again.

    1. Perfection! That’s exactly what I would like every single person to do – use what you have on hand. No waste of food or money. Happy to hear, Andrea.

  3. I made this “Grilled Chicken Salad” Last night and it was fantastic! The poppy seed dressing was so delicious!
    I’ll never go back to store bought, fattening poppy seed dressing! Thank you so much! I’m excited to try more of your recipes!

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