Chicken Salad Over Mixed Greens

This Chicken Salad over Mixed Greens is a keeper recipe. Creamy chicken salad with almonds and craisins over a bed of fresh spring greens and drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing to complete the salad.

Though a classic chicken salad is good in a sandwich, this version makes it so much healthier and lighter yet so filling.

Chicken Salad recipe in a bowl topped drizzled baslamic vinaigrette dressing next to a spoon.

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Okay, so this salad recipe is going to blow your socks off, so keep them on tightly! Shredded chicken with sliced almonds and craisins in a creamy mayo dressing over a bed of greens with a homemade Dijon balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The combination of flavors is seriously MOUTH WATERING, delicious and SO ADDICTIVE!

This recipe is a CopyCat recipe from the restaurant BAM Healthy Cuisine. I’ve never eaten there and when ordering, asked what their most popular salad was and she told me this one, friends, it was AMAZING. That same day I went and purchased everything for the salad and had it like 3 days in a row. Yes, THAT GOOD!

Easy chicken salad recipe in a bed of mixed greens with homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing drizzled all over.

how to make balsamic vinaigrette dressing-

What really completes this chicken salad is the homemade vinaigrette dressing. Balsamic vinegar mixed with oil, garlic and Dijon mustard is a perfect combination of flavors. It’s healthy and light and so hearty.

what kind of greens can I use?

You can use your favorite greens, we used organic spring mix and it had a great mix of different greens. You can also just do arugula or spinach if you don’t have mixed greens.

what kind of dried fruit do I use?

Use your favorite dried fruit, or a combination of fruits (whatever you have on hand). I used craisins in the recipe. However, raisins, cherries, apricots or mangos will all work.

How to made balsamic vinaigrette dressing from scratch.

how to make an easy chicken salad-

This is the easiest chicken salad recipe! All you do combine cooked chicken with mayo, the dried fruit and almonds and season with salt and pepper. It seems like it’s too easy of a recipe but it truly is BOMB! Sometimes, the easiest recipes are the BEST kind. 🙂

This salad takes like 10 minutes to completely throw together. It’s perfect for lunch and hearty enough for a light dinner.

A bowl of the best chicken salad with mixed greens with a creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Don’t think this is too simple of a recipe to try! Prepare to be totally smitten with the chicken salad over greens and homemade dressing.

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Chicken Salad Over Mixed Greens

This Chicken Salad over Mixed Greens is such a great recipe. Creamy chicken salad with almonds and craisins over a bed of spring greens and with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 332
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 10 oz chicken breast, drained
  • 3 Tbsp mayo
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp dried fruit
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe-

  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combined chicken breast, mayo, almonds and dried fruit, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a seperate bowl, mix all the ingredients for the balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
  • In a serving bowl, add the mixed greens then the chicken salad and vinaigrette dressing over salad.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad Over Mixed Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Kathy March 08/23/2019, 11:57 pm Link Reply

    Exactly what I was looking for…. thanks for your post
    Kathy

    • Valentina's Corner 08/24/2019, 2:08 pm Link Reply

      This has to be one of my most favorite salads, Kathy. Enjoy!! 🙂

  • Becky Hardin 06/06/2019, 12:00 am Link Reply

    Oh I am drooling. This has to be lunch one day this week.

    • Valentina's Corner 06/06/2019, 12:29 am Link Reply

      Becky, I am in agreement. The salad combined with the greens is a great lunch idea. =)

  • Aimee Shugarman 06/05/2019, 8:49 am Link Reply

    What a delicious salad. Definitely making again real soon!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/05/2019, 9:14 am Link Reply

      Aimee, I’m so glad you enjoyed this chicken salad. 🙂 That’s wonderful!

  • Sara Welch 06/04/2019, 9:32 pm Link Reply

    This was just what I was looking for for lunch today! So filling, yet light enough not to weigh me down! Delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/04/2019, 10:29 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Sara. I’m so glad to hear that! 🙂

  • Julie 06/04/2019, 9:30 pm Link Reply

    This is amazing! I love how easy it is and it’s a perfect light dinner in the summer!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/04/2019, 10:33 pm Link Reply

      Yes, it sure is great for the summer. So light yet filling. I’m so glad you enjoyed the salad, Julie.

  • Kriss 06/04/2019, 7:21 pm Link Reply

    This chicken salad is sooo good! Will be making it again.

    • Valentina's Corner 06/04/2019, 10:32 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Krissy! I’m so glad you enjoyed the salad. 🙂

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