Honey Mustard Chicken Salad is one of the heartiest, most delicious salad recipes you’ll try! With greens, fruits, nuts, and a tangy dressing, it’s a real winner.
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Sweet & Tangy Salad
Loaded with fresh fruit, toasted almonds and crisp, lightly breaded chicken, this Honey Mustard Chicken salad is the perfect mid-day boost! I don’t know about you, but I love a good salad, especially when crispy chicken and homemade dressing is involved.
All of the berries and fruit give the salad a sweet flavor, while the chicken counters it with savory, and the honey mustard dressing adds a tangy flavor.
This recipe makes one large salad, so you can either enjoy it as a main dish on your own (and probably still have some leftover), or you can serve it as a side dish for multiple people. Either way, I promise you’ll be satisfied with this flavorful salad.
Greens: Ultimately it’s up to you as to what greens you want to use, but romaine and spinach usually create a good mix.
Avocados: An avocado is ripe when its firm yet yields to some pressure in your hand. It should be a darker color and not feel too mushy.
Strawberries: Ripe strawberries are deep red in color, plump, and have fresh looking green leaves. There should be no signs of green or white on the berry.
Blueberries: They should be a deep blue or purple color and be firm and not mushy. Ripe berries are not red or green and may be past ripe if they are soft and mushy.
Almonds: I used almond slivers, but you can also use chopped pecans or walnuts. For a deep nutty flavor try toasting them beforehand.
- Toasting nuts: Preheat the oven to 350°F Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread the nuts in a single layer. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until they reach the desired color. Keep an eye on them as they can quickly go from perfectly toasted to burnt.
How to Make It
CHICKEN. We used Tyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Strips for this recipe and put them in the oven first thing.
FIXINGS. While the chicken was cooking in the oven, I washed the greens, rinsed the berries and grapes, cut the avocado and grabbed the almonds.
DRESSING. Since l had a few minutes left before the chicken was ready, I decided to whip up a homemade honey mustard dressing. It was so easy!! I poured all of the ingredients into my mini food processor and pulsed away until it was smooth and creamy.
ASSEMBLE. After letting the chicken rest for about 5 minutes, I sliced up and tossed everything on top of the greens. I gave the salad a drizzle of the dressing and dug in!
Leftovers: Cover and store leftover salad in the fridge for 1-2 days. If the salad does NOT have dressing it will last longer.
For more delicious dressings, try:
- Creamy Pesto dressing
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
- Cafe Rio CIlantro Dressing
- Caesar Dressing
Honey Mustard Chicken Salad Recipe
- 2 Tyson® Lightly Breaded Strips
- 3 cup mixed greens
- ¼ cup strawberries sliced
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup raspberries
- ½ cup grapes
- ½ avocado ripe, sliced
- ⅓ cups toasted almonds
Honey Mustard Dressing
- 6 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise or plain greek yogurt (optional)
- pinch pepper
- pinch garlic powder
- pinch salt
- Cook chicken strips according to package’s directions. Let cool for 5 minutes then cut into strips.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the greens, place the chicken, berries, grapes, avocado and almonds on top.
- To make the dressing, in a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients (for a non-creamy version, omit the mayo or yogurt). Pulse or blend until smooth, about 1 minute (note: you can whisk vigorously too). Pour desired amount over the salad, toss and enjoy.
Tyson® Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Strips make the prep work a breeze.
I picked up a bag of these lightly breaded chicken breast strips in the freezer aisle of Walmart. They’re made with 100% natural ingredients which means they’re preservative free! I popped them in the oven for about 22 minutes and the result? Crispy, tender chicken with 65% less breading compared to the Crispy Original Strips. That’s right, more white meat chicken and with the same crunchy, flavorful, breaded taste.
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