loaded chicken salad orange vinaigrette
  • (1 medium clove) garlic, peeled
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (5 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil
  • (6 Tbsp.) fresh orange juice, plus more to taste
  • (1/4 cup) white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • (1 Tbsp.) Dijon mustard
  • (15 oz. can) cannellini or other white beans, rinsed
    and drained
  • (2 1/2 cups) cooked chicken breast, diced
  • (2 small) zucchini and/or summer squash, diced
  • (1 1/2 cups) celery, diced
  • (1/4 cup) ricotta salata, halloumi or feta cheese,
    finely diced
  • (1/3 cup) well-drained, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • (1 cup) fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)
  • (2 cups) escarole or romaine lettuce, torn
  • (2 cups) radicchio leaves, torn



Loaded Chicken Salad w/Orange Vinaigrette

A chunky chicken salad loaded with white beans, fresh vegetables, cheese and two kinds of torn greens.

Preparation Time

About 25 minutes

Cook Time

No cooking required


  1. 1On a cutting board, smash the garlic with a large knife, transfer it to a small bowl. Add 1/4 tsp. salt and use a fork to mash the garlic with the salt until it forms a paste. While whisking, add 5 Tbsp. oil.
  2. 2Continue to whisk and add 6 Tbsp. orange juice, vinegar and mustard. Add more orange juice and salt, if needed; set
  3. 3In a large bowl, combine beans, chicken, zucchini (and/or summer squash), celery, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Toss with basil and 3/4 cup dressing. Add salt and pepper, if
  4. 4In a separate bowl, toss together lettuce and radicchio with the rest of the dressing. Portion out greens, top with bean mixture and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 cups

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 428
  • Total Fat 23 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Protein 34 g
  • Cholesterol 79 mg
  • Sodium 667 mg
  • Fiber 8 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Salads with Poultry

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.