Chopped Chicken & Sweet Potato Salad


This easy salad recipe allows for a wonderful use of leftover cooked chicken. Look for escarole in the produce section near the leafy greens; if you can't find it, you can use romaine instead.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 3 cups coarsely chopped escarole or romaine lettuce

  • ½ cup cooked diced sweet potato

  • 3 ounces shredded cooked chicken

  • ¼ cup sliced apple

  • 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinaigrette (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup chopped avocado

  • 2 tablespoons roasted unsalted sunflower seeds

  • ½ ounce low-fat Cheddar cheese, cubed


  1. Toss escarole (or romaine), sweet potato, chicken, and apple with vinaigrette; place on a 9-inch plate.

  2. Top with avocado, sunflower seeds, and Cheddar.


Tip: To make a quick apple-cider vinaigrette, whisk 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar with 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil until blended. Extra dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

542 Calories
32g Fat
32g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 4 cups
Calories 542
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 37g 73%
Total Fat 32g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Vitamin A 21837IU 437%
Vitamin C 13mg 14%
Folate 273mcg 68%
Sodium 384mg 17%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 97mg 23%
Potassium 1153mg 25%

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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