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Summer Chopped Chicken Salad
with cantaloupe / pistachios / feta

Active: 25 min Total: 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.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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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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Prep

  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.

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Make

  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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Reviews

Ratings

Original (21)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (5)

19 reviews

The flavors are such a great combo!

By: Cynthia
Posted: Jul 10, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We really enjoyed this salad. We used chickpeas instead of white beans, and I sauteed them in a skillet.

By: Christina
Posted: Jul 08, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

We love this salad! Omitted prosciutto.

By: Elissa
Posted: May 20, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Simple and delicious

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

Such a great combination of flavors!

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

Wow, loved this salad! Made as directed.

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