Kalamata Chicken Salad

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2015/07/09 by nikkiledford

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In this post I will teach you how to upgrade a classic — chicken salad!

This Mediterranean-inspired version of chicken salad looks fancy and makes a fantastic meal for a warm summer day.

Most of the ingredients are pre-made which means you get to spend less time cooking and more time EATING!

Kalamata Chicken Salad


Kalamata Chicken Salad

1 lb. chicken thighs, lightly seasoned and grilled (or use any leftover chicken you have, just chopped roughly)
1 bag spinach (about 6 c.)
1/2 c. kalamata olives, roughly chopped
1/2 c. marinated artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
1/4 c. sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thinly
3 sprigs of parsley, leaves only chopped
2 Tbsp. capers
olive oil
red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large skillet, add about 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté spinach until wilted, season with a bit of sea salt and pepper.
  3. Roughly chop chicken and place in a medium bowl.
  4. In the bowl, add artichoke, olive, tomato, parsley, and capers.
  5. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve over wilted greens.

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Social media is awesome. I love sharing photos of healthy food, fun times, and my awesome family @theledfordcrew; but nothing replaces time with them, giving life and work my full attention, and cultivating my in-person relationships.
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