Classic House Salad with Chicken

Leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken gets put to good use as a boost of protein in this healthy salad to pack for lunch. The classic chicken salad combines all the basics of a great house salad--greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons--all tossed with a tangy red-wine vinaigrette.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
about 3 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups Classic House Salad (see associated recipe)

  • ¾ cup sliced or diced cooked chicken breast (see associated recipe)

  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup sliced cucumber

  • ¼ cup whole-wheat croutons (see associated recipe)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinaigrette (see associated recipe)


  1. Pack salad in an airtight storage container. Add chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, croutons and parsley. Pack vinaigrette separately in a small jar. Just before serving, add the vinaigrette to the salad and toss to coat.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Associated Recipes

Classic House Salad

Best Poached Chicken

Whole-Wheat Skillet Croutons

Easy Red-Wine Vinaigrette

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

488 Calories
31g Fat
29g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 3 1/2 cups
Calories 488
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Vitamin A 6224IU 124%
Vitamin C 25mg 28%
Folate 121mcg 30%
Sodium 781mg 34%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 625mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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