chicken salad recipe

Chicken Salad Recipe

Spinach and Almond Chicken Salad

A simple Chicken Salad Recipe for summer entertaining with a delicious mustard and vinegrette dressing.



I was inspired to make this cool little salad when I was having a vegetarian friend over for supper who was fine with eating chicken.

The avocado is works well with the chicken but not everybody likes it so it's up to you whether you include it or not. This is very easy to assemble and goes well with warm, crusty bread. It serves about 4 people.

Chicken Salad Ingredients

  • 50 oz / 145g button mushrooms
  • 14 oz / 400g baby spinach leaves
  • 6 spring onions
  • 2 cooked chicken breast fillets (poached or fried)
  • 1 medium avaocado cut into wedges or small blocks (optional)
  • 3 oz / 85g slivered almonds, toasted

    Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • 3fl oz / 85ml olive oil (exra virgin)
  • 30ml (2tbsp) lemon juice
  • 15ml (1tbsp) white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 10ml (tsp) Dijon mustard
  • 3ml (½ tsp) brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg


How To Make The Chicken Salad


  1. Combine the mushrooms, spinach and spring onions in a salad bowl.
  2. Slice the chicken into strips and combine with the vegetables except the avocado.
  3. For the salad dressing, you whisk all the ingredients together and pour over the salad.
  4. Add half the almonds and the avocado pieces and gently toss together. Scatter the remaining almonds over the top of the salad.


If you enjoy the chicken and spinach combination then try Spinach and Pancetta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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