Easy Mixed Green Salad with Chicken Recipe

This mixed green salad with chicken recipe takes under 20 minutes to make. This no-cook salad is easy to prepare and uses seasonal fruits.

A plate of Easy Mixed Green Salad with Chicken with floral napkin.

Why this recipe works

This Easy Mixed Green Salad with Chicken recipe helps you avoid turning on the grill or stove when it’s too hot to cook.

That’s because you can use canned chicken that requires no cooking.

This salad recipe with chicken makes a satisfying weeknight meal that takes under 20 minutes to make.

Plus, it’s easy to prepare and uses seasonal fruits!

Mixed green salad with chicken with fork and floral napkin.

Mixed green salad with chicken is easy to make

Instead of grilling chicken breasts for this salad with chicken recipe, I use canned chicken breast.

Since the chicken is packed in water, it’s moist and tender. I find canned chicken breast just as tasty as rotisserie chicken.

Best of all, canned chicken breast is super convenient since the cans are sitting in your pantry waiting to be turned into anything from soups and casseroles to healthy chicken salad recipes.

Sure you can use rotisserie chicken. But if you’re like me and do your grocery shopping late at night or early in the morning, you’ll find that rotisserie chickens aren’t available. (Or sold out!)

This way, with canned chicken breast, you have a super convenient option that requires no cooking. Nice when it's too hot to cook!

However, if you like you can use one 6 to 8 ounces of grilled chicken for a 10 ounce can of chicken if you like. (About a cup - eyeball it - so three cups altogether.)

This recipe is also a terrific way to use up leftover chicken from recipes like Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs, Crockpot Whole Chicken, or Smoked Beer Can Chicken.

Going seasonal with a mixed greens salad

This Easy Mixed Green Salad with Chicken uses some of my favorite fruits such as apricots and cherries. You can try a different combination if you wish depending on the season and what’s on sale at your grocery store.

Another delicious combination could be strawberries, raspberries and peaches.

In this mixed greens salad recipe, try using different varieties of lettuce. I chose spring lettuce, baby kale, and a little arugula. Baby spinach or chopped romaine would also work well.

Mixed green salad with chicken, peaches, cherries, and berries on a blue plate.

Serving up a yummy salad recipe with chicken

You can put a variety of dressings on your mixed green salad recipes.

I tried Green Goddess and my husband ate his with Catalina. (We love our classic ‘70s salad dressings!)

You can also use this Easy Low-Carb Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe or one of these delicious 4 Vegan Salad Dressing Recipes.

Making a fruit and chicken salad on a yellow sandwich wrap.

Got leftover chicken salad?

Leftover Easy Mixed Green Salad with Chicken can be rolled into sandwich wraps or pita pockets the next day for lunch.

(I made sure that the recipe below gives you plenty of leftovers for lunch!)

Add a little salad dressing or mayonnaise, if you like.

Yield: 6 SERVINGS

Easy Mixed Green Salad with Chicken Recipe

Easy Mixed Green Salad with Chicken Recipe

This mixed green salad takes under 20 minutes to make. This no-cook salad recipe with chicken is easy to prepare and uses seasonal fruits.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces baby lettuce greens mixes
  • 3 10-ounce cans canned chicken breast, drained
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 cups Bing cherries, pitted and cut in half
  • 3 apricots, pitted and cut into thin slices
  • Salad dressing for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place lettuce greens in a large bowl. Put remaining ingredients (except for salad dressing) in a bowl and gently toss.
  2. Serve the easy mixed green salad with chicken with dressing, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 731mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 14gProtein: 38g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published on July 20, 2015 and May 10, 2017. Updated with new pictures and information.

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