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Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe

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What do you say if we make the best homemade chicken salad recipe today, in Mediterranean style from leftover fried chicken, cherry tomatoes, grapes and mozzarella? You will see what delicious salad we will get, ideal for a romantic summer dinner.

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After we have had a grilled or fried chicken menu, we are left with some of the chicken. This remaining chicken will be the basis of our salad and other Mediterranean ingredients and mozzarella, an Italian touch.

Thus, this best homemade chicken salad recipe will sit in my preferences along with the grilled apricot salad recipe and tomatoes Caprese salad recipe.

And Now the Ingredients!

The night before, I had a roast chicken for dinner, so I used the meat from the chicken breast and a leg in this salad, about 450 g, without skin and bone.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Fried Boneless Chicken Breast

I also used a mix of baby leaf salad, 110 g, but you can use any lettuce or ruccola.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Baby Leaf Salad

The rest of the ingredients used are seedless red grapes (200 g), half a cucumber ( 200 g), one red onion and cherry tomatoes, about 150 g. And to add some of the tastes of Italy, I used 125 g of mozzarella.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Grapes, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion and Mozzarella

Preparing the Ingredients

The simplest is first to prepare the ingredients, and then we will make the salad. We start with the chicken, which we will cut into strips after removing the skin and bones.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Sliced Fried Boneless Chicken Breast

Next comes the red onion, which we cut into slices after peeling.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Sliced Onion

Baby plum tomatoes and grapes are enough if we cut them only in two.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Cherry Tomatoes Cut in Two
Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Red Grapes Cut in Two

And cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then slice them not very thin.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Sliced Cucumber

It is left to prepare mozzarella ball, that after I cut it in half, I sliced it and I will add it at the end.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Sliced Mozzarella Ball

Let’s Make the Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe!

For this, we take a larger bowl for the salad in which we will mix the ingredients. I start with the baby leaves salad that I put first.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Baby Leaf Salad in the Bowl

I sprinkled the sliced red onions on top of the baby leaves.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Sliced Onion on the Baby Leaf Salad

Next is the sliced cucumber that we put over the onion.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Sliced Cucumber Over Onion and Baby Leaf Salad

Then the grapes and cherry tomatoes.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Grapes, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion and Baby Leaf Salad in the Bowl

And at the end, I added the chicken and mozzarella. I will put them after I mix everything so that they do not break too hard.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Sliced Fried Boneless Chicken Breast in the Bowl Over the Vegetables

Lightly mix the ingredients in the bowl and season. For this, we make a separate dressing or add to the bowl directly the following ingredients as I did: olive oil (4 tbsp), Greek yoghurt (4 tbsp), one and a half lemon juice, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of dried oregano.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Mixed Chicken Salad Ingredients With Dressing

All I have to do is add sliced mozzarella, which I incorporated into the salad with light movements.

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Ready to Serve

I’m done with this, this is in my opinion the best homemade chicken salad recipe, which will surely delight you too and which we can serve.

Serving the Salad

You can leave the salad in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes, to let the flavours blend, then serve it on a flat plate, with a glass of white wine. Awesome!

Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe - Served on Plate

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Best Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe

Laci
What do you say if today we make the best homemade chicken salad recipe, in Mediterranean style from leftover fried chicken, cherry tomatoes, grapes and mozzarella? You will see what delicious salad we will get, ideal for a romantic summer dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 portions
Calories 476 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 450 g roasted chicken breast or grilled
  • 110 g baby leaf salad
  • 1 piece red onion
  • ½ piece cucumber 200 g
  • 200 g seedless red grapes
  • 125 g mozzarella
  • 150 g baby plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes

Dressing

  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 ½ pieces lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt kosher
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground

Instructions
 

  • I start with the chicken, which I will cut into strips, after removing the skin and bones. Next comes the red onion, which after peeling, I cut into slices. Baby plum tomatoes and grapes are enough if we cut them only in two. And cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then slice it not very thin. The mozzarella ball, after I cut it in half, I sliced it and I will add it at the end.
  • I start with the baby leaves salad that I put first in the bowl, and I sprinkled over the sliced red onions. Next is the sliced cucumber that I put over the onion, then the grapes and cherry tomatoes, at the end I added the chicken meat. Lightly mix the ingredients in the bowl and season.
  • Make a separate dressing or add to the bowl directly the following ingredients how I did: olive oil, Greek yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Mix and pour over the salad. Add sliced mozzarella, which I incorporated into the salad with light movements.
  • Leave the salad in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes, to let the flavours blend, then serve it on a flat plate, with a glass of white wine.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 45gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 881mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11g
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