Easy Chicken Salad Recipe for a Healthy Dinner Under 30 Minutes

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I love a healthy chicken salad. Do you? This Easy Chicken Salad Recipe is one of our easy chicken recipes made with a chopped salad, and chicken. See below for this chicken salad recipe, and our other chicken salad recipes.

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe 

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe made with chopped lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, cucumber...topped with chicken. Grab this under 30 minute meal at DearCreatives.com #chickensalad #chicken #salad #recipes #chickensaladrecipe #healthy #lunch #dinner #30minutemeal

This recipe is quick and easy. Don’t you love it when you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less?! This dinner idea is great for when your busy, just home from work, or when it’s hot outside. You can also make this in advance for lunch or brunch by not mixing until plated. See images by the printable recipe below. 

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You might also like this recipe for Grilled Chicken Salad with Ginger Dressing if you would rather grill your chicken. It’s another quick, and easy green salad recipe tossed with grilled chicken. This chicken salad recipe has the addition of fresh strawberries and a homemade ginger dressing. 

Pasta Salad Recipe Chicken Pasta Salad DearCreatives.com This is an easy pasta salad recipe with fresh vegetables, chicken and black olives.

Another favorite 3o minute pasta salad recipe with chicken, it is this Italian Chicken Pasta Salad.

For today’s recipe, you can use the homemade ginger dressing or just use your favorite bottled dressing. This salad goes great with a variety of salad dressings. Our favorites are Ranch, Italian, or our homemade dressing if I don’t mind adding a little more time. 

chicken salad recipe being mixed in a bowl

  • See this recipe if you are looking for a traditional chicken salad recipe. It has chicken, green grapes, nuts… and is so tasty.

How to Make a Fresh Chopped Green Salad With Chicken

Chopped green salad in a wooden bowl with salad tongs for a healthy chicken salad DearCreatives.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Lettuce (use half, or more if making it for a larger crowd of 6-8)
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 large Purple Onion
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (optional)
  • 2 Avocados
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Store-bought or homemade dressing
  • Chicken breasts (boneless skinless) 1 pkg. of 4
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil or Olive Oil Spray

You can use pre-cooked chicken or cook per instructions below. Optional ingredients to consider adding are hard-boiled eggs, green onions, mushrooms, corn. 

Cooked Chicken Breast ready to be sliced for a chicken salad recipe DearCreatives.com

How to cook chicken for a chicken salad 

  1. Add your chicken to your nonstick skillet (pre-sprayed with olive oil or drizzled with olive oil)
  2. Spice it with garlic powder, a dash of salt, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Cook the chicken in a non-stick skillet with a little olive oil, until fully cooked. About 5 minutes on each side. If thicker cook longer. It has to reach the minimum time for internal temperature for chicken, 165F degrees for at least 3 seconds. 
  4. When fully cooked slice the chicken.

Cooked sliced boneless chicken breast for chicken salad. DearCreatives.com

You can toss your chicken in the salad with the dressing or serve it separately. Add the salad to plates, top with chicken, and dressing. Serve, and enjoy! 

Cooked Chicken For Salad

Green salad with tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, red onion, cilantro...With sliced chicken on a plate for the chicken salad. Recipe at DearCreatives.com

How to make chicken salad

  1. First cook the chicken for the salad.
  2. While the chicken is cooking wash, and chop the vegetables. 
  3. Put your salad together in a large salad bowl.
  4. Slice or chop your chicken add it to a serving plate (or toss in the salad).
  5. Add them together on your plate top with dressing.

Enjoy, Chopped Salad With Cooked Chicken! 

Chicken Salad - chopped chicken salad with dressing drizzled over top. Recipe at DearCreatives.com

Yield: 4

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken Salad - chopped chicken salad with dressing drizzled over top. Recipe at DearCreatives.com

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe made with a chopped salad, and chicken. This is a quick, easy, and healthy lunch or dinner idea that can be made under 30 minutes. Includes homemade salad dressing recipes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Lettuce (use half) Or more if making it for serving 6-8)
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 large Purple Onion
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (optional)
  • 2 Avocados
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Store-bought or homemade dressing
  • Chicken breasts (boneless skinless) 1 pkg. of 4 (or pre-cooked chicken)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil or Olive Oil Spray

Instructions

How to cook chicken for a chicken salad 

  1. Add your chicken to your nonstick skillet (pre-sprayed with olive oil or drizzled with olive oil)
  2. Spice it with garlic powder, a dash of salt, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Cook the chicken in a non-stick skillet with a little olive oil, until fully cooked. About 5 minutes on each side. If thicker cook longer. It has to reach the minimum time for internal temperature for chicken, 165F degrees for at least 3 seconds. 
  4. When fully cooked slice the chicken.

You can toss your chicken in the salad with the dressing or serve it separately. Instructions for assembly of the salad below. Or add the salad to plates, top with chicken, and dressing. Serve, and enjoy! 

How to make chicken salad

  1. First cook the chicken for the salad.
  2. While the chicken is cooking wash, and chop the vegetables. 
  3. Put your salad together in a large salad bowl.
  4. Slice or chop your chicken add it to a serving plate (or toss in the salad).
  5. Add them together on your plate top with dressing.

Enjoy, Chopped Salad With Cooked Chicken! 

Notes

  • You can use pre-cooked chicken or cook per instructions in the recipe card. 
  • Optional ingredients to consider adding are hard-boiled eggs, green onions, mushrooms, corn...

Homemade salad dressings -

Ginger Garlic Dressing- https://www.dearcreatives.com/grilled-chicken-salad-with-ginger-dressing-recipe/
Mustard Vinaigrette - https://www.dearcreatives.com/so-easy-good-bbq-sauce-recipes-cafe-salad-dressing-mix/

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 474Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 82mgSodium 141mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 8gSugar 5gProtein 24g

Not all nutritional information is always 100% accurate.

What dressing will you make for your chopped chicken salad recipe? See our homemade salad dressing options in the recipe card. This is a salad recipe with chicken is light, refreshing, and great to serve any time of the year. PIN IT FOR LATER

Chicken Salad Recipe-Are you looking for a 30 minute meal that's healthy quick, and easy? You have to make this chopped chicken salad recipe. It's so tasty! Grab the recipe at DearCreatives.com #healthy #chicken salad #chicken #salad #chopped #tasty #light #summer #salads

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