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Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad

Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad


As Passover comes closer and closer, you might be trying to use up some fridge and pantry items to make way for your new kosher for Passover groceries. Stir fries and salads are the perfect way to combine these foods for a quick, tasty meal. This would also make a delicious addition to your Shabbat lunch.

This salad is pretty flexible. I used lettuce, mango, avocado, radishes and grilled chicken but you can easily make substitutions. Got some croutons, chow mein noodles or flatbread crackers you want to use up? Toss them on top!

You can grill fresh chicken with a simple spice rub (salt, pepper, paprika, garlic), or you can use leftover chicken you have on hand. You could also use flaked tuna instead, cold cuts or a dryish meat.

You might already have salad dressing you would like to use up. Otherwise, I’m sharing three of my favorite dressings.

Yields: 8 servings

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small jicama, peeled and cubed (or: 4-5 radishes, sliced)
  • Grilled chicken, sliced
  • Lettuce—Romaine (2 heads) or iceberg (1 small-medium head)


  1. Toss salad ingredients together.
  2. Pour dressing of your choice over the salad immediately before serving.

NOTE: Some people like their salads more dressed, some prefer them lighter. Start by pouring on some of the dressing, taste it and see how much more you want to add.

Creamy Yellow Dressing

Thick and creamy with no mayonnaise!

  • 1 small raw onion
  • ⅓ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar or honey
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt

Light & Easy Dressing

Simply whisk the ingredients together and pour over the salad.

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Peanut Sauce

Sweet and spicy with a little bit of tang.

  • 3 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 5 tbsp. sugar (6 tbsp. if you're using natural, unsweetened peanut butter)

Peanut Sauce Directions

  1. Put the peanut butter in a small saucepan and turn the heat on very low. The peanut butter will start to soften. Stir it a little to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot and burn.
  2. Slowly add in the vinegar, soy sauce and water, one tablespoon at a time. Mix in one direction. Add the garlic powder, red pepper flakes and sugar.
  3. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Turn off the fire.
  4. Refrigerate until cooled. Pour over salad immediately before serving.

Stay tuned next week—I'll be sharing FOUR variations of charoset!

Planning your Passover menus? We've got loads of delicious kosher for Passover recipes for you.

Miriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on’s food blog, Cook It Kosher.
Note: The laws of Shabbat rest mandate that all cooking and baking be done before Shabbat, and regulate food preparation done on Shabbat in other ways as well. For more information, see Food Preparation on Shabbat.
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Miriam Szokovski March 26, 2015

soy sauce Hi D,

You are correct, soy is kitniyot (as are mustard and peanuts, which are also used here) and not used by Ashkenazi Jews on Passover. That's why I wrote that this is a good salad to make while you're preparing for Passover and trying to use up kitchen odds and ends before buying your Passover groceries.

If you wanted to make this salad ON passover, you could use the "Light & Easy" dressing I included. Reply

Miriam Szokovski March 26, 2015

chicken recipe I rubbed the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and a tiny bit of oil and grilled until cooked through. Reply

D PA, CA March 26, 2015

Do Askenazi use soy sauce on Passover? Isn't it a bean which is not aloud on Passover, grains and beans? Reply

Anonymous March 26, 2015

It looks great, but can you post a good recipe for the chicken? Reply

Rishe brooklyn March 23, 2015

gorgeous, Miriam! this looks like it's not only fine to eat but fine to look at. imagine what a scoop of this on each plate does to a table. who needs beautiful dishes?? Reply

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