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Chicken Mixed Greens Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Dinner, SaladsMeghan ColvinComment

With the weather heating up and the days growing longer (seriously, it doesn’t get dark here until 11pm) salads for dinner are a becoming the new norm. This salad is so yummy and full of ingredients I would never have thought to put together, but I guess that’s why I’m not in charge of the cooking around here. Side note, I learned that the Dutch word for poppy seed is ‘maanzaad’ which directly translates to moon seed. So I guess I know where poppy seeds come from now. 


// RECIPE //

:: Prepare Chicken ::


  • 12 ounces chicken, cubed (about 2 small chicken breasts)
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over med/high heat.
  2. Add chicken, salt and lemon pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring every 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through (approx. 6 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and let cool while making salad dressing.

:: Prepare Salad Dressing ::


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon honey dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and shake the shit out of it. Chill for 30 minutes. 

:: Prepare Salad ::


  • Cooked chicken
  • 5 ounces mixed greens of your choice
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cubed feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and give it a quick mix. 
  2. Pour the desired amount of dressing over the salad and mix to coat the ingredients. 
  3. Plate and serve.