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Summer Chopped Chicken Salad
with cantaloupe / pistachios / feta

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

Made with leftover grilled chicken from earlier in the week, this summery salad (originally from 2018) is perfect for a hot day - no cooking required! Fresh cantaloupe might sound like an unusual ingredient to add to a salad, but it provides a cool, slightly sweet note to balance out the other ingredients.



Summer Chopped Chicken Salad:
  • Honey Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs (leftover from Tuesday) - 1 1/4 lbs, chopped
  • Prosciutto (opt) - 2 oz, chopped
  • Lettuce, romaine - 2 hearts, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 10 oz, chopped
  • Cheese, feta - 5 oz, cubed
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Cantaloupe - 10 oz, cubed
  • Pistachios, shelled - 1/4 cup
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette:
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp (use large grain / stone ground if you have it)
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Make vinaigrette - (Skip if vinaigrette was made ahead on Wednesday.) Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and honey. Add oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chicken / Prosciutto - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Lettuce / Cucumbers / Feta / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Cantaloupe - Cube cantaloupe.


  1. If you’d like the chicken warm, heat in the microwave.
  2. Assemble salads by forming a bed of lettuce. Top lettuce with prosciutto, chicken, cucumbers, feta, white and green parts of onions, cantaloupe, and pistachios. Add vinaigrette until dressed to your liking. Enjoy!

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This meal has 16 reviews

Simple and delicious

By: Teresa
Posted: Sep 29, 2019
Diet: Original

Such a great combination of flavors!

By: Catherine
Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

Wow, loved this salad! Made as directed.

By: Camille
Posted: Sep 15, 2019
Diet: Original

Very good we loved the combination! Did not use prosciutto.

By: Jessie
Posted: Sep 09, 2019
Diet: Original

Skipped the prosciutto and didn't really miss it, but could definitely see how it would go well in this salad. Restaurant quality variety of ingredients.

By: Jenna
Posted: Sep 04, 2019
Diet: Original

Not bad. We liked the pistachios with the salad.

By: Chris
Posted: Aug 31, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian