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Summer Chopped Chicken Salad
with cantaloupe / pistachios

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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
  • 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


  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 / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  4. Cantaloupe - Cube cantaloupe.

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  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, white and green parts of onions, cantaloupe, and pistachios. Add vinaigrette until dressed to your liking. Enjoy!



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