Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

    

Ingredients:
1/2 pound of brussels sprouts (2-ish cups once sliced)
1/2 Granny Smith apple
1/2 cup quartered green grapes
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1/2 white onion, finely diced

Vinaigrette:
2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TBSP quality brown mustard
1 TBSP avocado oil
1 TBSP raw local honey
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
few grinds of black pepper

Prep:
Cut the brussels sprouts in half and thinly slice. Do the same with the Granny Smith apple, slicing into matchsticks. The peel doesn’t bother me, so I keep it on. Grab a handful of grapes and quarter them, you should end up with about a half cup. Chop the half cup of almonds. Finely dice the white onion. Scallions would work too if you prefer a more mild onion flavor… though the white did not overpower.

I picked up a rotisserie chicken this week and used the thigh and leg meat in my Garden-Topped Portobellos.  I was hoping to make a chicken salad with the breasts, getting two meals from one $5 pre-cooked chicken. Remove the breasts and chop into bite-sized pieces. Combine all of these ingredients into a large bowl and gently toss the Brussels sprouts salad.

Whipping up the vinaigrette takes seconds.  Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over the Brussels sprouts salad and toss to bring together.

Clean, fresh and flavorful… and won’t get nasty if it sits in your fridge for a day. Great to-go lunch material!

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28 thoughts on “Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

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  2. Alexa

    I made this tonight using one bag of Trader Joes shredded Brussels sprouts and 1 bag of Trader Joes Cruciferious crunch (Brussels, kale, red cabbage and broccoli shredded). It cut down on the prep time and made this super easy. Delicious!

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    1. popularpaleo Post author

      Nope! If I remember right, it fed three adults lunch-sized servings, plus a little to spare. And it saves great in case you needed good to-go lunch material.

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  6. Lindsey

    Hi, this looks delicious! I was just wondering, are the brussels sprouts raw in this recipe? I didn’t realize you could eat raw brussels sprouts. Thanks!!

    1. PopularPaleo

      Absolutely–think coleslaw! They have the same texture as regular cabbage with a slightly milder taste. This salad is solid for leftovers too. It’s one of my favorite recipes!

    1. PopularPaleo

      I’m not sure… I gave up counting calories a long time ago. I believe there are online calorie counters that will tally everything up for you based on the ingredients provided. Hopefully you can find something along those lines to help you out.

  7. Chris

    This is a great recipe to have at the ready for packing a quick lunch. We featured this recipe today in our Paleo Recipes Worth Sharing segment on our facebook page. You take such great pictures of your food. Do you have a photography background?

    1. PopularPaleo

      Thank you for sharing this on your page! I really do love this recipe and make it often. Good for leftovers too!

      You’re gonna laugh — I take ALL my pictures with my iPhone 4S!!! No photography background either… just having fun :-) I gotta say, it has become one of my favorite parts of blogging.

  8. Elisa

    Thank you, your recipe is fast and super tasty – Even my daughter who’s not a big salad fan liked it:) Last weekend me and my family finished the whole 8 weeks of the Paleo meal plan (http://timreviews.com/paleo-recipe) and we’re now celebrating our success with browsing and trying new paleo recipes :D
    Elisa

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