Pomegranate arils, or seeds, give this Whole30 Chicken Chopped Salad a juicy burst of flavor and crunchy texture, while orange segments add sweetness. Don’t want to seed a pomegranate? Look for small containers of the arils in the refrigerated case in the produce section of your grocery store.

We’ve provided a tasty vinaigrette recipe to dress this salad, but you can also make it easy on yourself and use your favorite Whole30 compatible store-bought dressing. We love the Made By Whole30 House Ranch; the creaminess is a great compliment to the savory chicken and sweet fruit.

This entree salad serves two for dinner, or serve it as a starter course for a dinner party of four. (Perhaps alongside this Roasted Salmon with Grapefruit and Asparagus?)

Fruity A bowl of Chicken Chopped Salad next to a bottle of Made by Whole30 House Ranch.
Photos Copyright 2021 Nader Khouri
Fruity A bowl of Chicken Chopped Salad next to a bottle of Made by Whole30 House Ranch.

Whole30 Fast & Easy Fruity Chicken Chopped Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

For the Salad

  • 1 medium orange ,peeled and white pith removed (see Tip)
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted cashews
  • 2 green onions ,sliced

Instructions
 

Make the Dressing

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Make the Salad

  • Divide the orange into segments. Arrange the lettuce in serving bowls. Top with the orange segments, chicken, pomegranate seeds, cashews, and green onions. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.

Notes

Tip: If you have a few extra minutes, you can supreme the orange (remove the membrane from the orange so it can easily be served in slices): With a sharp knife, trim the fruit’s ends. Set one end on a cutting board and slice off the peel and pith in sections. Set the fruit on its side. Cut toward the center, along a membrane. Then slice along the adjacent membrane until the cuts meet, releasing the segment. Repeat with the remaining segments.
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The Whole30 Fast & Easy

150 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Whole30

Millions of people have transformed their lives with Whole30, yet co-creator Melissa Hartwig wants to make it even easier to achieve Whole30 success—with delicious, compatible, fast, and easy recipes. The Whole30: Fast & Easy is packed with 150 delicious, brand new Whole30 recipes, perfect for weeknight cooking, lunches in a hurry, and hearty breakfasts that still get you out the door on time. It also features nearly effortless skillet meals, stir-fries, sheet-pan suppers, and slow-cook and no-cook meals, most of which can be made in 30 minutes or less using widely-available ingredients found in any supermarket.

The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook features:

  • Recipes perfect for weeknight cooking, lunches in a hurry, and hearty breakfasts that still get you out the door on time
  • Nearly effortless skillet meals, stir-fries, sheet-pan suppers, and slow-cook and no-cook meals, most of which can be made in 30 minutes or less
  • Creative, delicious meals using widely-available ingredients found in any supermarket
  • Melissa’s favorite kitchen hacks, designed to save time and money while maximizing flavor

Whether you’re doing your first Whole30 or your fifth, or just looking for some healthy, fast, and easy recipes to try, this collection is a must-have for any kitchen.

You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to feed your family healthy, home-cooked meals. These simple but delicious recipes will stay in your weeknight rotation long after your Whole30 is over. — DANIELLE WALKER, best-selling author of Against All Grain

Details

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Published by Melissa Urban

Melissa Urban is the co-founder and CEO of the Whole30 program, and a six-time New York Times bestselling author. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Dr. Oz, and Good Morning America, and ranked #19 on Greatists Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2018. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.

Melissa Urban

Co-Founder / CEO

Melissa Urban is the co-founder and CEO of the Whole30 program, and a six-time New York Times bestselling author. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Dr. Oz, and Good Morning America, and ranked #19 on Greatists Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2018. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.