Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

Simple healthy chicken salad recipe. In my book, there's nothing easier than putting together a quick healthy salad. And we don't wait til summer to enjoy one

This salad is can be made with poached, grilled or leftover chicken. The salad vegetables can be any type you like or those you may like to try for the first time.

I pile up lots of healthy vegetables and green leaves like spinach, crunchy lettuce, rocket and watercress.

Enjoy a healthy salad for lunch or dinner. Leftovers make a great packed lunch or a healthy snack.

How to make a tasty healthy chicken salad...

Healthy chicken salad recipe

Quick TIps...


For this recipe, I like to poach the chicken, its quick and very tasty. But you can grill it or use leftover roast chicken.

Salad Leaves

There are so many types of salad leaves, all shapes, sizes and colours. Experient with different types to make your salads more interesting.

This healthy salad recipe will last for 2 days when kept chilled in the fridge IF you keep the healthy salad dressing separate.

Any salad will keep fresher for longer without any dressing.

If you like, add small potatoes which can either be boiled or oven baked. My family love oven baked potatoes as the flavour is more intense.


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 pint of chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • handful of spinach
  • shredded lettuce
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 sliced beetroot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juic of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped optional
  • Small Potatoes boiled or oven baked - optional


Poacheing the Chicken Breasts

Place the chicken breasts in a large shallow pan.

Add enough chicken stock to come half way up the chicken breasts

Add the bay leaves and oregano.

Simmer on a low to medium heat, gentle bubbling is what's needed.

Place all the salad vegetables into a large bowl.

Making the healthy salad dressing

Pour the olive oil, lemon juice and oregano in a small bowl, mixing well.

When the chicken is ready, let it cool a little. Slice thinly and add to the salad vegetables and your done.

Let everyone add their own dressing, so leftovers can be kept crisp and fresh for 2 days in the fridge.

Enjoy Healthy Living and Eating Well!

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