Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

I am a lover of all things honey mustard, and grilled chicken salads. Naturally, I had to blend the two together for an amazing lunch or dinner option. The blend of protein, fiber, and fat makes this a well balanced meal that will satisfy everyone at the table. This recipe is gluten free and paleo friendly.

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My love for honey mustard stems back to my fast food days. Literally, any time I was offered a condiment I immediately responded with “honey mustard”, followed by “please” of course. Honey mustard is such a delightful flavor, and I paired it with sweet potatoes, bacon, and toasted cashews for an amazing salad that can be served as a lunch or dinner.

When I made my Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges I seriously put them on top of everything. I made them with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The recipe is linked here and down below. If you are not a bacon fan, then you can easily use 1 medium sized sweet potato and chop and roast alongside the Brussel sprouts. The dressing is super simple to make as well. Salad dressings can contain a lot of unnecessary ingredients such as highly processed oils and sugars that cause inflammation. I always opt for homemade dressings or Primal Kitchen brand for simple and healthy options. I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do. I am craving one as I type this.

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Mindful Living With Amanda
Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly
Course Main Course, Salad
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

Honey Mustard Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise in half
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard Primal Kitchen's Brown Mustard is a good option

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  • 1 1/2 cups washed, and halved Brussel sprouts
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Salad Bowl

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup toasted, unsalted cashews toasted in a small pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes
  • 1 whole avocado, sliced
  • 3 Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe is linked below*

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp stone ground mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Poke the raw chicken with a fork and mix in the marinade ingredients. Allow the chicken to set with the marinade for 30 minutes to an hour prior to grilling.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and prepare the sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts while the chicken marinates
  • Prepare & bake the bacon wrapped sweet potatoes (recipe is linked below), or you can chop up a sweet potato and roast with the sprouts. Just cut the sweet potatoes into smaller chunks so they roast evenly.
  • Toss the Brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and coat with the avocado oil and sea salt. Roast for about 10-15 minutes until crisp
  • Cook the chicken until no longer pink. I grilled mine, but you can bake it if that is more your thing as well.
  • Combine and whisk together all of the dressing ingredients
  • Arrange all of the salad ingredients in a bowl with the sprouts, sweet potatoes, toasted cashews, sliced chicken, and sliced avocado. Drizzle on the dressing, and enjoy!