Honey-Dijon Chicken Salad Recipe


For the Salad:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens (e.g., lettuce, spinach, arugula)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (or your choice of nuts)

For the Honey-Dijon Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


For the Chicken:

  1. Season the Chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  2. Cook the Chicken: In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side or until they are cooked through and no longer pink in the center. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C). Once done, let them rest for a few minutes, then slice them into thin strips.

For the Salad:

  1. Prepare the Greens: In a large salad bowl, add the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and sliced almonds.

For the Honey-Dijon Dressing:

  1. Mix the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  2. Assemble the Salad: Drizzle the Honey-Dijon dressing over the salad ingredients and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Add the Chicken: Place the sliced chicken on top of the salad.
  4. Serve: Serve your Honey-Dijon Chicken Salad immediately, garnished with additional sliced almonds if desired.

This salad is a perfect balance of flavors, with the sweetness of honey, the tang of Dijon mustard, and the savory goodness of chicken. It’s a delicious and healthy option for a light lunch or dinner. Enjoy!