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Grilled Chicken Salad

5 from 4 reviews

Grilled Chicken Salad with baby greens, juicy tomatoes, fresh berries, toasted nuts, crumbled feta and creamy poppyseed dressing. It is the best, healthy and easy meal in a salad bowl!

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

Instructions

  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.
  2. To make grilled chicken: In a large bowl add chicken, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper; then stir with tongs.
  3. Grill on medium high heat (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes, flipping once. Rest under foil for 5 minutes.
  4. To make grilled chicken salad: In a large salad bowl, add greens, sliced grilled chicken breast, raspberries, tomatoes, feta, nuts and red onion.
  5. 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. Store nuts separately too otherwise they will get soggy.

Notes

  • Leafy greens: Chopped Romaine, kale or arugula would be delicious!
  • Toasted nuts: You can use any raw nuts like cashews, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts and toast on a skillet on medium heat until fragrant, stirring often not to burn.
  • Chicken: Chicken thighs would work as well.

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