Balsamic Chicken & Fruit Chopped Cabbage Salad

When you make a salad, think beyond just lettuce as the only option!

One of my favorite lunches to prep for work is a salad because I can make it different every time. It’s something that can be changed up in a multitude of ways to go from simple and satisfying to creatively sustaining. Just because you are eating a salad doesn’t mean you are stuck with only lettuce!

I happen to really love cabbage, whether it’s cooked, raw or juiced. Sometimes when I make salads for the week ahead my lettuce or spinach isn’t as fresh by the last day. With cabbage I don’t have this issue at all! This chopped cabbage salad really brings out a different flavor to your typical salad, while also adding a little crunch!

chicken and fruit cabbage salad recipe

First prepare the chicken by putting a little olive oil in a skillet and cooking on medium heat. I drizzled them with balsamic vinegar and seasonings as well just to give them a little extra flavor. These should cook for about 5-10 minutes. Check to make sure they are completely cooked through before removing.
marinated balsamic chicken

While that cooks chop up both the cabbages. I chose to use both colors but this can of course be made with one or the other depending on your preference. Put in a large bowl and set aside.
chopped red and green cabbage

Now it’s time to make your homemade salad dressing! Mix together a little olive oil, some balsamic vinegar and a dash of lemon. Sprinkle in pepper and basil, stir and then set aside.
homemade balsamic dressing

When the chicken is finished cut into thin one inch strips and let cool (optional). Finally, slice the peaches and combine with some blueberries in a separate bowl. Everything is now set to be served up!
cooked balsamic chicken

Enjoy right away or store in the fridge in air tight container as a meal prep. If saving for later make sure that the dressing is kept separate from the cabbage to avoid getting soggy.
balsamic fruit chicken cabbage salad jars

Seriously though, how cute and convenient are these?? I love my recycled jars, but this seems much more logical….

balsamic fruit chicken cabbage salad jars
Balsamic Fruit Chicken & Chopped Cabbage Salad
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Chopped cabbage salad with fresh fruit and chicken in a balsamic dressing.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
balsamic fruit chicken cabbage salad jars
Balsamic Fruit Chicken & Chopped Cabbage Salad
Print Recipe
Chopped cabbage salad with fresh fruit and chicken in a balsamic dressing.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. First prepare the chicken by putting a little olive oil in a skillet and cooking on medium heat. I drizzled them with balsamic vinegar and seasonings as well just to give them a little extra flavor. These should cook for about 5-10 minutes. Check to make sure they are completely cooked through before removing.
  2. While that cooks chop up both the cabbages. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Mix together a little olive oil, some balsamic vinegar and a dash of lemon for the homemade salad dressing. Sprinkle in pepper and basil, stir and then set the bowl aside.
  4. When the chicken is finished cut into thin one inch strips. Slice the peaches and combine with some blueberries in a separate bowl.
  5. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge in air tight container as a meal prep.
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For a little extra try adding some fresh sliced avocado too! The colors in this salad are as pleasing to the eye as the combination of ingredients is to your taste buds.

Chicken & Fruit Cabbage Salad from Body Compass Discovery's blog

>>This is a Whole30 APPROVED recipe!

>>This is a 21 Day Fix APPROVED recipe!

When making this as part of a meal prep it counts as three servings. Each of those servings consists of 1 orange, 1/2 a purple container, 1 red and 1 3/4 green.

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