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Chicken salad with balsamic cilantro dressing

Chicken salad with balsamic cilantro dressing

Recipe for a quick and tasty homemade chicken salad with mixed greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, onions and balsamic cilantro dressing - a great way to use chicken leftovers for a delicious lunch salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Ecuadorian inspired, Latin fusion
Keyword Avocado, Balsamic cilantro dressing, Chicken, Chicken salad with balsamic cilantro dressing, Leftovers, Quick and easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 to 2 as a starter salad, for 1 person as main entrée salad


For the balsamic cilantro dressing:

  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar adjust based on your preference
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil adjust based on your preference
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the chicken salad:

  • ~2 cups of your choice of mixed salad greens
  • ½ avocado diced or sliced
  • 5-6 grape or cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • A few slices of red onion
  • 5-6 slices of cucumber
  • ½ cup shredded cooked chicken
  • A few coarsely chopped cilantro leaves


  • To prepare the salad dressing, place the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk lightly. Can be made ahead of time, refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To prepare the salad, arrange the mixed salad greens on a large plate, add the diced avocado, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, shredded chicken, and the chopped cilantro.
  • Pour the balsamic cilantro dressing over the salad, toss and serve immediately.