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Grilled Citrus Chicken Salad

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Grilled Citrus Chicken Salad Recipe
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A light and fruity chicken salad that can be made on the go, this salad is a reminder of summer, even when there is snow on the ground. I often make a salad like this for lunch at least a few times a week.

A bed of leafy greens topped with citrus chicken, cucumber, apple, strawberries, and hard boiled eggs, and topped with your choice of homemade dressing, or just squeeze a lemon or orange and a drizzle of olive oil for a dressing.

To modify for the 30-Day Autoimmune Reset, just omit the eggs and any seed or nut based spices.

Note: This salad makes a great mason jar salad. The basic idea is that by layering the wet ingredients and meat at the bottom with the dressing and the vegetables at the top, you can pre-make and preserve perfect portion size salads.

For this, I put the chicken, dressing, and eggs in the bottom, then the cucumber, orange, and strawberries in the middle, and the greens on top, and capped tightly so it was ready to go for lunch.

Grilled Citrus Chicken Salad Recipe

Grilled Citrus Chicken Salad Recipe

A bed of salad greens topped with grilled chicken, cucumbers, extra protein from eggs, and a hint of citrus.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Katie Wells


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  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 orange lime, or lemon
  • 1 tbsp Spices I like 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tbsp dried herb like basil or parsley, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cucumber  sliced
  • 1 apple peeled and diced
  • ½ cup strawberries  sliced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 4 cups salad greens or spinach
  • homemade dressing of choice


  • Bake chicken in oven for approx 1 hour (or slice and pan fry) with sliced orange, lemon or lime and spices on top (salt, pepper, cilantro, garlic, etc) or just sprinkle some lemon juice on for flavor
  • Hard boil 2 eggs and let cool.
  • Prepare lettuce or spinach in bowls
  • Chop cucumber, apple and other veggies if desired and put on lettuce
  • Prepare homemade dressing of choice (last week’s meal plan has these)
  • When chicken is done, slice or cube and put on top of salad
  • Top with dressing

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


4 responses to “Grilled Citrus Chicken Salad”

  1. Jessica Avatar

    What did you use for spices? It is something I would rather not try to make up on my own.

    1. Katie Wells Avatar

      I like 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tbsp dried herb like basil or parsley, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon curry powder

  2. Tolufashe Olumide Solomon Avatar
    Tolufashe Olumide Solomon

    What’s your advice ,recommendition for one prostrate problem and coupe with fertility challenge, woman still having fibroid operation, thks

  3. Chasity Avatar

    I have made three if your recipes for my family so far and we had LOVED all them. But I really wish you would add how many calories are in a serving with the recipes.

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