Recipe: Easy Balsamic Chicken Salads

5 Apr

Chicken salads are one of my fall-back recipes. I’ve almost always got lettuce and chicken on hand, so they’re a no brainer when it comes to making supper on the fly. However, I get bored with the same old salad dressing over and over. This week, I looked up a new recipe for a Honey Balsamic salad dressing recipe- here’s what I found:

Honey Balsamic Salad Dressing


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon style mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender/food processor.
  2. Blend/process.
  3. Pour over a salad. We used a head of lettuce, basic crusted/pan fried chicken, craisins, wanton strips, and carrot shavings. Simple, and it was literally everything I had that was salad-worthy.

Alright, so there’s another easy and fast supper. This one took me about 15 minutes top to bottom (once I thawed the chicken). Now THAT’S nice.

Do YOU have any easy/fast dinner ideas? Share them in the comments- we want em all.

Download the .pdf version of this recipe HERE. (under Sides)


2 Responses to “Recipe: Easy Balsamic Chicken Salads”

  1. jocey April 5, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Yummm might have to try this one this week!!! 🙂

    • chefshellina April 5, 2011 at 10:00 am #

      It was really good- add more honey/balsamic for a bit more sweetness. The original recipe (that I posted) is on the savory side of honey balsamic- taste/change as you go. 😉

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