Balsamic Chia Chicken Fruit & Nut Salad

This lightened up salad is loaded with protein!

A salad doesn’t have to be boring or too crazy. This simple bowl of fresh greens is deliciously different and only takes 10 minutes to put together! No need to buy a pre-made salad dressing either. You can just make an extremely easy homemade chia seed balsamic vinaigrette!┬áThis salad recipe is light and refreshing, plus a great serving of healthy fats, fruits and vegetables.

Fruit & Nut Balsamic Chia Chicken Salad

Cook the chicken in a skillet with some oil and balsamic vinegar. While it cooks you can prep the dressing by combining some olive oil with balsamic vinegar and a dash of pepper. Set aside. Chop up the strawberries and green apples.
pear balsamic soaked chicken

I chose to use a flavored balsamic vinegar. One of my favorite brands is Pastamore and their white balsamic pear vinegar was a perfect selection for this recipe! It paired very well with the fruit theme.

Mix the greens with the chicken, fruit and nuts. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle the chia seeds over. Enjoy!
balsamic chicken fruit nut and seed salad

fruit nut and seed balsamic chicken salad
Balsamic Chia Chicken Fruit & Nut Salad
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Salad with balsamic chicken, fresh fruits and mixed nuts in a chia seed vinaigrette
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
fruit nut and seed balsamic chicken salad
Balsamic Chia Chicken Fruit & Nut Salad
Print Recipe
Salad with balsamic chicken, fresh fruits and mixed nuts in a chia seed vinaigrette
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the chicken in a skillet with some oil and balsamic vinegar. While it cooks you can prep the dressing by combining some olive oil with balsamic vinegar and a dash of pepper.
  2. Once chicken is ready slice into strips. Chop up the strawberries and apple.
  3. Mix the greens with the chicken, fruit and nuts. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle the chia seeds over. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If making as a meal prep keep the lettuce and chia seeds separated from the dressing.

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This balsamic chicken salad makes for a great weekly meal prep. Just be sure you keep the liquids from the dressing at the very bottom and the lettuce at the top. I also sprinkled the chia seeds over the greens right before putting the top on. This keeps them from touching the dressing and expanding prior to when you are ready to eat.
balsamic chia chicken salad jars

If you don’t have mason jars handy (I use recycled kombucha bottles) then something less breakable to transport daily might be a better option. Check out these containers specifically designed for salads to go!

Balsamic Chia Chicken Fruit & Nut Salad from Body Compass Discovery's blog

Taking a salad for lunch doesn’t have to be boring! If I put together a layered salad while meal prepping I find that I get excited to bring that each day because it’s creative and different. Feel like you need more ideas to keep you healthy? Grab this book!

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