Welcome to part 1 of a 4 part dinner salad round-up series. Why I am doing this series? Well, my husband and I have very different opinions of what to eat for dinner. He LOVES eating meat every night, while I prefer at least one meatless meal a week. Unfortunately, my meatless meals haven’t won over my boys, so I’ve come up a compromise – dinner salads! Dinner salads give me the lighter meal that I desire while the boys get the protein they crave.
If you’re looking for lighter meal ideas or just like eating salads, here are 20+ awesome chicken dinner salads that are sure to satisfy even the most carnivorous eater.
Do you love eating food from Latin America? My kids have mixed feeling on Latin American cuisine: my two girls don’t care for it and my boys love it. The split vote between my kids can sometimes make it difficult to prepare a meal that they all love. Even though my girls don’t care for many Latin dishes, they will eat taco salads…weird, right? That’s why these salads are the perfect meal to please everyone at the dinner table.
- SANTE FE GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD @Jenna Blogs
- CHICKEN TACO SALAD @Julia’s Album
- BURRITO BOWL WITH CREAMY CHIPOTLE SAUCE @The Garden Grazer
- CHICKEN CARNITAS BURRITO BOWL WITH CILANTRO LIME CAULIFLOWER RICE @Closet Cooking
- GRILLED CHICKEN WITH MOM’S BARLEY CORN SALAD @Iowa Girl Eats
- TEX-MEX MARGARITA CHICKEN SALAD @Diethood
- TEX-MEX CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD @Six Sisters Stuff
- MEXICAN GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD @A Spicy Perspective
- MEXICAN QUINOA SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN @Dear Crissy
- HEALTHY CHIPOTLE CHICKEN SALAD WITH AVOCADO CREMAA @Hungry Happens
- GRILLED CHICKEN TACO SALADS WITH SPICY CILANTRO LIME DRESSING @Creme de la Crumb
I can eat Asian food all day long. I don’t know what it is about Asian food, but I absolutely love it and I’m fortunate that my kids love it too. If you ask my kids for their favorite type of food, some type of Asian food will most likely be in the top three. So of course, Asian inspired chicken dinner salads are no-brainers at our house.
- ASIAN PEAR SALAD @Fitness Food Diva
- SUPER EASY KOREAN CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS @Little Broken
- ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD WITH SESAME GINGER DRESSING @Joyful Healthy Eats
- JAPANESE POACHED CHICKEN AND SOBA NOODLE SALAD @Taste
- ASIAN CHICKEN CRANBERRY SALAD @Reluctant Entertainer
- APPLEBEE’S ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD (COPYCAT) @Tastes Better from Scratch
- CHOPPED CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD WITH SESAME PEANUT DRESSING @Lovely Little Kitchen
- VIETNAMESE CHICKEN, AVOCADO + LEMONGRASS SPRING ROLL SALAD WITH HOISIN CRACKERS @ Half Baked Harvest
- CHOPPED THAI CHICKEN SALAD @Pinch of Yum
- ASIAN RAMEN CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD @Cooking Classy
- COPYCAT PANERA ASIAN SESAME CHICKEN SALAD @Iowa Girl Eats
- CALIFORNIA ROLL SALAD @Allrecipes
Didn’t all of those salads look wonderful?! If you enjoyed this round-up, check back for Part 2 – More Awesome Chicken Dinner Salads and Part 3 – 20 Amazing Beef Dinner Salads. However, if you don’t want to wait, you can find more great salad recipes on my Soup/Salad Pinterest Board right now!