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Dig Your Fork into this Simple Chicken Salad Recipe for Your Lunch Break

When you’re busy, it’s hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Then again, we all know that’s still no excuse! The trick is just to plan ahead nutritious meals that are not only satisfying to your stomach (and palate!) but are also very quick and easy to prepare. How about a crisp and cool salad that has a refreshing combination of ingredients packed with the nutrition you need? For days when you especially can’t afford much time for your lunch break, this simple chicken salad recipe is a fantastic idea:

Chicken Salad with Balsamic Cilantro Dressing

Serving: 1



  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar adjust based on your preference
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil adjust based on your preference
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped cilantro
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

For the chicken salad:

  • 2 cups your choice of mixed salad greens
  • 1⁄2 avocado diced or sliced
  • 5-6 grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • red onion A few slices of
  • 5-6 slices cucumber
  • 1⁄2 cup organic cooked chicken
  • few coarsely chopped cilantro leaves


To prepare the salad dressing, place the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk lightly. Can be made ahead of time, refrigerate until ready to use.

To prepare the salad, arrange the mixed salad greens on a large plate, add the diced avocado, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, shredded chicken, and the chopped cilantro. Pour the balsamic cilantro dressing over the salad, toss and serve immediately.