Last week’s Part 1 – Awesome Chicken Dinner Salads focused on Latin American and Asian chicken salads. This week, I’m sharing another round-up of more awesome chicken chicken dinner salads for lighter week night dinners.
1. Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad @Baking with Blondie
I actually made this salad this week and it was delicious! You can check out a picture of this salad on my instagram. This salad was more than enough to feed our family of six and we even had some leftovers. All the added vegetables and beans made for a filling dinner salad. Seriously, I was full after one bowl.
Tip: Instead of mixing the vegetables into the salad, place them in a separate bowl and allow each person to top their own salads. I recommend doubling the dressing if you use a large head of romaine lettuce. Also, I used rotisserie chicken to save on prep time and added some tortilla chip toppings for some crunch.
2. 15 Minute Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette @Joyful Healthy Eats
This recipe is for two, but it can easily be adapted for a larger family. It has grilled chicken, avocado, and balls of mozzarella cheese that are dressed with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Doesn’t this just sound yummy?! The best part…the chicken is grilled, so there’s no reason to turn on the oven and heat up the house!
3. Paleo Greek Salad @FED + fit
4. Chicken and Nectarine Salad @With A Blast
Linda at With A Blast uses nectarine and grapes in her light chicken salad. I think this sweet chicken salad would be a nice change from the normal savory dinner salad. Besides, who doesn’t like eating fresh fruits?
5. Candied Pecan, Craisin, Feta Salad @Chef in Training
6. Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls @How Sweet It Is
I love that this salad has lime quinoa in it. I’ve never had lime quinoa, but it sure does sound delicious! And who can resist the honey chipotle chicken that tops this salad? My mouth is already watering.
7. Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad @Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
8. Grilled Chicken and Grape Spring Salad @Cooking Classy
I love chicken salad sandwiches with grapes in it, so a dinner salad with grapes and goat cheese is sure to be tasty. Oh, and did I mention there is a recipe for honey-balsamic dressing for this salad? Yum!
9. Best Salad Ever @Dabbles & Babbles
Okay, this salad doesn’t have chicken in it, but I had to include it since the title was “Best Salad Ever”. I mean, you can always add chicken to this salad and make it even better! Plus, I really do love all the ingredients in this salad and I know it would totally work for a dinner meal salad.
10. Sonoma Chicken Salad Recipe @Sweet Little Bluebird
11. Pina Colada Chicken Salad @Creme de la Crumb
Can’t travel to the tropics for the summer? No worries. You can have the tropics in your mouth with this unusual Pina Colada Chicken Salad! This salad has macadamia nuts, coconut chicken tenders, fresh pineapple, and a pina colada vinaigrette dressing.
12. Strawberry Pecan Salad @Shugary Sweets
13. Favorite Apple Chicken Salad @Gimme Some Oven
This is a copycat Panera Bread’s® salad, need I say more? If you haven’t been to a Panera restaurant, everything on the menu is awesome. Plus, if your kids eat mounds of apples each week, they’re sure to love this salad.
Which of these salads is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below!
Check back next week for Part 3 of my 4 part dinner salads series – Part 3 – 20 Amazing Beef Dinner Salads.
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