Simple Chicken Salad

We have had a few days of trying out different salads and over the weekend we tried out some of my all time favourite’s. The girls are not always the biggest fan’s of salad’s and quite often it’s hit and miss if they give my salad’s the thumbs up, so I wanted to try a few very different dishes out to show them salads don’t need to be boring and bland and a simple dressing can make all the difference. It’s a quick and easy weekday salad to make that’s surprisingly filling and very tasty. 

They love to have some lemon or lime wedges to squeeze on themselves. and I always think it’s these little changes that help kids to explore new and different dishes with success. Having both my girls help me make this salad also helped them want to eat it up as it was fun to do together and so easy and quick too, no time to get bored waiting around. You can either use a grilled or pan fried chicken breast, or just use left over cold roast chicken if you have some from the day before. Serve with garlic bread, lemon wedges and a simple vinaigrette. 

Simple chicken Salad recipe

Simple chicken Salad recipe

Simple chicken Salad recipe

  • 2 cups baby leaf spinach
  • 2 cups mixed baby salad leaves
  • Sliced mixed peppers (I used red, yellow and green)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 celery sticks chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced finely
  • Finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Finely chopped coriander
  • Chicken breast – cooked
  • 1 lemon sliced into wedges
  • Garlic bread 
  • Vinaigrette (olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
  • Add the baby leaf spinach and the mixed salad leaves to a large salad bowl and mix.
  • Next add the mixed peppers, tomatoes, celery, cucumber and herbs and combine until mixed through.
  • Season to taste.
  • Slice the chicken breast and arrange on the top of the salad with the lemon wedges and serve with garlic bread and a light vinaigrette. 

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  1. October 27, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    I do like a chicken salad, this sounds simple but tasty and healthy! Garlic bread goes well with a salad too thankyou

  2. LTabstar
    October 27, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Oh my… that looks so good.

  3. October 29, 2015 / 10:07 am

    This looks so healthy and tasty so going to try plus love coriander yummy x

  4. kim styles
    October 31, 2015 / 9:26 am

    I am in the midst of a diet to lose three stone and eat chicken salad very often- I havent added coriander yet though but its a great idea to give it a bit of a zing – thank you

  5. January 2, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Have tried this within my current diet plan and it certainly satisfied the hunger pangs.

  6. lynn r
    February 27, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    You've made this look so tasty!

  7. April 3, 2016 / 7:23 am

    Simple salads are often the best. I like chicken salad.

  8. June 7, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Going to make this today as the weather is so hot
    Simple and nutritious

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