One of the main reasons I love to cook is because cooking is my creative outlet. I’m not an artist or musician, so food is my canvas. Aside from tacos and soups, my favorite food I like to be creative with are salads. The possibilities are endless! My Green Goddess Chicken Salad is packed with fresh flavors perfect for a lunch or dinner salad. Baby spinach and romaine lettuce mixed with green apples, oven roasted chicken breast, walnuts, and feta cheese topped with tangy green goddess dressing. This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 3 SmartPoints.
This recipe starts with the Oven Roasted Chicken Breast. The chicken can be made on Sunday so that you can have it ready and on hand during the week.
The salad dressing I use for this salad is my Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing, which can be made ahead of time as well. This salad dressing is fresh, tangy, and creamy perfection.
To build the salad, add baby spring mix diced green apples, chopped walnuts, and feta cheese to a mixing bowl.
Packed with fresh flavors perfect for a lunch or dinner salad. Baby spring mix mixed with green apples, chicken breast, walnuts, and feta cheese. Topped with tangy Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing. Make the salad ahead of time for a grab and go lunch during the week.
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Green Goddess Chicken Salad
- 1 Pound Baby Spring Mix
- 2 Green Apples
- 2 Cups Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, (Recipe link in notes section)
- ¼ Cup Chopped Walnuts, (1 Tablespoon per salad)
- ½ Cup Lightened Up Green Goddess Salad Dressing, (Recipe link in notes section)
- ¼ Cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
- Make Lightened Up Green Goddess Salad Dressing according to recipe instructions.
- Make Oven Roasted Chicken Breast according to recipe instructions. Once chicken has baked and cooled enough to handle, cut into thin slices.
- Dice green apples and set aside.
To assemble 1 salad serving:
- To a bowl add a handful of baby spring mix, ½ diced apple, ½ cup sliced chicken breast, 1 tablespoon walnuts, 1 tablespoon feta cheese, and top with 2 tablespoons Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing.
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JENJuly 28, 2017 at 9:38 am Absolutely love this salad combo and plan to make it this week! Loving that bold color of the dressing but really can wait to taste it!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:57 am I hope you like it Jen :)!
Jenna UrbenJuly 28, 2017 at 11:04 am Yummm! This sounds so fresh and flavorful!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:57 am Thanks Jenna :)
JessJuly 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm Can't wait to try this! Looks so good not to try :)
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:58 am I hope you like it Jess :)!
GabbyJuly 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm Oh my goodness this sounds amazing! I may actually be able to eat more salads if there are more recipes out there that sound this good! Gabby recently posted...Things I Love Thursday // Millennial Pink
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:57 am You will love this salad Gabby!!
Leslie SotoJuly 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm This sounds so delicious and light. My hubby and I are always looking for light, fresh meals this time of year! I think the Green Goddess will make its way into our dinner rotation soon!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:56 am Great! I hope you guys enjoy it!!
HeatherJuly 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm This looks like a very yummy salad! I am trying to eat more salads and will have to try this one!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:56 am I hope you try this salad soon Heather :)
AndreaJuly 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm Even the name sounds appetizing!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:56 am I know! Thanks Andrea :)
Mila @ Hangry WomanJuly 28, 2017 at 7:19 pm So in love with green goddess dressing! I never knew it was so simple to make at home.
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:56 am It's so easy Mila :)!
Andrea SchwartzJuly 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm Yummmm! I've had several versions of Green Goddess dressing, but never a lightened up one. I'll give this a try!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:55 am I hope you do try this version soon Andrea :)
AmandaJuly 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm This sounds so delicious! This is something the whole family would enjoy. Amanda recently posted...Summer Veggie Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:55 am Yes, totally :)!!
Paula @ I'm Busy Being AwesomeJuly 28, 2017 at 8:55 pm Hooray! I've been looking for a way to use up some feta in my refrigerator. Now I know what I'm making for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:55 am Oh great!!! Thanks Paula :)
Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary KrusadeJuly 28, 2017 at 9:12 pm We did a home football game weekend in Wisconsin a couple of years ago and had the best time! And yes, it's easy to eat lots of indulgent foods. Your salad looks delicious, whether to eat right or just to eat.
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:54 am I can't wait to go back to Wisconsin... so fun!! Thanks Karyl :)
Felicia @ The Starving ChefJuly 28, 2017 at 9:23 pm Yum - this sounds absolutely fantastic. I love a good salad.
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:54 am Thanks Felicia :)
Jordyn GalanJuly 28, 2017 at 11:18 pm This looks so fresh and delicious! I want to try it this weekend!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:54 am I hope you do Jordyn!
KimJuly 29, 2017 at 1:22 am This looks ridiculously good! I am so making this for a work lunch at some point this week!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:53 am It's the perfect lunch salad Kim!
AmandaJuly 29, 2017 at 1:46 am This looks really good and healthy too! Thanks for the great meal idea!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:53 am Healthy and delicious... a winning combo! Thanks Amanda :)
SarahJuly 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm This salad looks delicious, especially with the vibrant and bright dressing! Sarah recently posted...Blueberry Lemon Hand Pies
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:52 am The salad is everything!! Thanks Sarah :)
Jessica LamJuly 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm Yum, both the dressing and the salad look amazing! Jessica Lam recently posted...Pretty in Pink: White Slip Dress + Pink Trench Coat
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:52 am The dressing really takes this salad over the top! Thanks Jessica :)
LaurenJuly 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm Wow, need to whip this up for dinner!
KristineJuly 31, 2017 at 9:52 am You should Lauren :)!
Victoria StaceyJuly 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm This salad looks delicious! It is definitely something I'd love to eat for lunch or dinner. Looking forward to trying it out.
KristineAugust 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm It's such a great lunch or dinner salad! Thanks Victoria :)
SheilaOctober 4, 2017 at 12:06 am Thank you for sharing this recipe. This is one of the best green salads I have ever tasted. You are truly an artisan. Looking forward to more recipes from you.
KristineOctober 4, 2017 at 9:19 am Oh I'm so glad to hear you liked the salad Sheila! I personally LOVE that one :) Thank you!!