Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad

chicken arugula salad

This grilled chicken arugula salad is full of amazing, fresh flavor! And it’s easy to make, delicious and healthy! The green and red grapes add a nice sweetness to this chicken salad combined with the honey balsamic vinaigrette. And I added some chopped walnuts for a little crunch.

I love the fact that this grilled chicken arugula salad takes literally about 10 – 15 minutes to make and it’s perfect for lunch, or dinner on a busy weeknight. The ingredients are simple, and no prep work is required (except for the grilled chicken). Sometimes on weekends, I would grill a batch of chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper and store them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator. I then use them during the week for quick recipes like this one. So convenient, and it makes eating healthy so much easier and stress-free.

Hope you enjoy this grilled chicken arugula salad! Let me know what you think if you try it. 🙂

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How To Make Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad

What you need

Salad Ingredients

6 cups fresh arugula

2 cups seedless grapes, halved (i used green and red)

1/4 of a large red onion, sliced in thin strips

2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

honey balsamic vinaigrette (ingredients below)

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil

3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp honey or maple syrup

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

To make the salad

Add arugula, grapes and red onion to bowl, and toss to combine. Top each bowl with 1/4 of the grilled chicken breasts. Sprinkle some walnuts and drizzle with vinaigrette. serve immediately.

To make the honey balsamic vinaigrette

Whisk all ingredients together for about 30 seconds until combined.

Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad

This salad was wonderfully light and flavorful and yet filling. I am planning to make it more often because it’s seriously that good!Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad

 

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Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This grilled chicken arugula salad is full of amazing and fresh flavor! And it's easy to make, absolutely delicious and healthy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 474 kcal
Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
Ingredients
Salad Ingredients
  • 6 cups fresh arugula
  • 2 cups seedless grapes halved (i used green and red)
  • 1/4 of a large red onion sliced in thin strips
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • honey balsamic vinaigrette ingredients below
Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
To make the salad
  1. Add arugula, grapes and red onion to bowl, and toss to combine. Top each bowl with 1/4 of the grilled chicken breasts. Sprinkle some walnuts and drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
To make the honey balsamic vinaigrette
  1. Whisk all ingredients together for about 30 seconds until combined.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad
Amount Per Serving (232 g)
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 266
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.5g 45%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 26.5g
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 24.6g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 21.6g
Protein 32.6g 65%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This grilled chicken arugula salad is full of amazing and fresh flavor! And it's easy to make, absolutely delicious and healthy!

25 comments on Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Laura! I love grapes in salads, and they go really well with the chicken here. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Earl-Leigh

    I’m not a salad girl and this looks simply amazeballs to me! Yummers!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      thank you so much!! I am glad you like the salad! 🙂

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    This looks amazing! So perfect! Love grilled chicken and I have a huge obsession with arugula! Plus…the grapes 😉 Perfect sweetness!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks for your kind words, Rebecca! 🙂

  • Bam's Kitchen

    I love the sweet of the grapes, savoury chicken with the peppery arugula. Looks like the perfect dinner or lunch! Just pinned!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks for sharing, Bobbi! 🙂

  • Caitlin Cheevers

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious! I LOVE salads that are a mix of savory and sweet. I’d probably top it with some goat cheese, too, because I’m obsessed. 😉
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Oh yes, topped with goat/feta cheese sounds great!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      I know, It’s my favorite green to add to salads! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks Medha! 🙂

  • marcie

    This salad has all of the elements I love — sweet, savory, crunchy, and it looks so hearty! Gorgeous photos and it looks so delicious. 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thank you, Marcie! 🙂

  • Fox

    I LOVE the look of this recipe and am so excited to try it. The only thing I might omit are the red onions because I don’t tend to like onion in my salad, but otherwise I couldn’t be more excited. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks Lisa! 🙂 Hope you like it!

  • Tricia @ Like I Said Lady

    Oh man! This looks super yummy!! I have been looking for some summer time recipes that highlight the fresh produce, and I think I am going to have to try this one! Great post and thank you!

  • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

    Thanks Tricia! I am glad you like it! 🙂

  • Alexandria

    I love that I came across this. I have been on a salad kick lately. They have been so delicious! I definitely want to try this one I love arugula.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks for stopping by, Alexandria! I hope you like this salad! 🙂

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    This salad looks amazing! I love the sweet grapes in here! It sounds perfect with the chicken and arugula!

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