winter spa salad with lemon chicken

winter spa salad with lemon chicken

Orange slices.

Winter Spa Salad with Lemon Chicken in a mixing bowl.

Winter Spa Salad with Lemon Chicken in a bowl.


for the salad:

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cara cara oranges, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 avocado, cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 cups spinach, torn or cut into small pieces
  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • a handful of chopped fresh herbs like parsley or mint

for the chicken marinade:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • juice of one half of a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

for the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, or other grainy mustard
  • salt, pepper, and/or honey to taste


  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together. Place in a bowl with the chicken, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes (while prepping other stuff) or as long as 2 hours.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients together.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan or pre-heat a griddle. Discard extra marinade from chicken and grill the chicken pieces until cooked through. Let stand for a few minutes to cool before cutting.
  4. Toss all other salad ingredients, including chicken, together with the dressing! Season with additional salt and pepper and maybe a drizzle of good olive oil. Easy peasy.
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