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Whole30 Chicken Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette

  • Author: Kalee @ The Crowded Table
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Whole30 chicken salad is packed with satisfying flavor, and is sure to liven up your lunch or dinner routine. Not only is it a paleo chicken salad as well, but the dressing is naturally sweetened wih cherries – its the perfect salad to add to your meal rotation!



12 oz bag of frozen sweet cherries, thawed (reserve a 1/2 cup for the salad)

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

8 cups mixed greens

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 apples, sliced

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

4 oz crumbled feta (optional)


To make the vinaigrette, combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  To cook the chicken, preheat oven to 375 degrees F and place chicken on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and bake 35-45 minutes, or until fully cooked.  To assemble salad, place greens on a plate and top with sliced chicken, apples, reserved cherries, walnuts, onion, and feta.  Enjoy!

Keywords: whole30 chicken salad

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