Pomegranate Chicken Salad Recipe

By Rena |

This Pomegranate Chicken Salad recipe is definitely a keeper. This is a light, fruit-filled salad for everyone to enjoy. Sliced chicken, pears, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese and walnuts, all tossed with greens in a balsamic vinaigrette.

pomegranate chicken salad

Easy Pomegranate Chicken Salad Recipe

Sometimes lunch or dinner times can be rough. Deciding what you make that is healthy shouldn’t be so hard.  Print off the recipe for this pomegranate Chicken Salad recipe and just have it handy. It is Super easy to put together and so tasty. Some may not like to mix grilled chicken with fruits but I promise that the combination tastes amazing especially in a salad form.

easy chicken salad

What is the healthiest way to cook chicken?

Chicken breasts without skin are the healthiest parts of the chicken. The healthiest way to cook chicken I would say would be either grill it or just pan sear it and cook for a few minutes on each side as I did for this Pomegranate Chicken Salad recipe. Rub some olive oil over the chicken, add salt, pepper, and your favorite seasoning before grilling until they are cooked through.

easy chicken salad recipe

Is it bad to eat chicken every day?

Absolutely not! Especially if you are eating leaner parts of the chicken like the breast without skin. It also depends on the way you cook your chicken. Avoid frying your chicken and grill, bake or pan sear it instead. I find pan searing easy and quick and that’s the method I used for this Chicken Salad recipe. Watch the sugar contents of marinades you use to cook your chicken as well! Chicken is a healthy source of protein and great to add to your diet regimen.

grilled chicken salad

Do you have a favorite Chicken Salad recipe? Share it with me in the comments below. I would also love your feedback.

I have a few other recipes with chicken that you may like. Check them out:

salad recipe with chicken

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How to make this Pomegranate Chicken Salad Recipe:

Pomegranate Chicken Salad

Pomegranate Chicken Salad recipe

Sliced chicken, pears, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese and walnuts, all tossed with greens in a balsamic vinaigrette.
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken breasts boneless, skinless, thin
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil divided use
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups Mixed greens
  • ½ cup Pomegranate arils seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 Small pear thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Walnuts toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste and add them to the pan.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through. Cut the chicken into thick slices and set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the dressing over the greens and toss to coat. Arrange the chicken on top of the greens along with the feta cheese, pear, walnuts, and pomegranate arils. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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  1. KathyD says

    5 stars
    This was amazing!! Sometimes simple is truly best, as in this case. The flavor combinations and textures were absolutely perfect together! This made for a quick, easy, delicious weeknight meal. One we will definitely be repeating. Thank you!

    P.S. I stumbled upon you/your recipes from my Instagram follow of chowdowndetroit. I’m so glad I found your site. This is the second or third recipe I have tried and they have all been winners!

    • Rena says

      Yay! Thank you Kathy. This means a lot. I really appreciate your feedback and glad you are enjoying my recipes.

  2. Kathy says

    5 stars
    This salad looks delicious! Can you recommend a different dressing since honey Dijon is not a favorite in our family?

    • Rena says

      Hi Kathy
      Yes you can switch the dressing to any other dressing you use and like. Another dressing i love to make with very little calories would be a mixture of olive oil, salt and pepper, crush garlic, lemons and either oregano or mint.

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