This Chopped Chicken Antipasto Salad is packed with so many fresh flavors, tossed in a tangy homemade balsamic vinaigrette that’s so good, you’ll want to make this once a week!
Last week, I ventured out for my first post-whole 30 meal with my sister; it was a little sandwich shop that had a salad made with salad, fresh berries, almonds and chicken. Would the dressing have sugar? Probably, but everything else sounded compliant and I wanted to see if I’d have any reactions to this meal post-whole 30. Good news! I did not. Bad news; no way the chicken was real chicken. The menu boasted, “grilled chicken”, but I could see the prep guy pull already ‘cooked’ chicken from a container, and I knew right then that that chicken was not fresh, nor grilled.
Which in a pinch, I’m not saying it was a bad option, but it wasn’t tasty or fresh tasting either, which irks me more than anything tbh. I hate to say it, but I think a lot of the time, for quick, convenience food, my cooking is better. Do you feel like that?
Though I don’t think I’ve ever had an Antipasto Salad I didn’t like. Except I know exactly what is in my Chopped Chicken Antipasto Salad at home, which is part of the appeal for me to cook at Casa de Crews. Plus, the homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette that I make in under 2 minutes adds a zing of flavah to toss all of these antipasto ingredients in, is sooo good!
This Chopped Chicken Antipasto Salad is super filling, fresh tasting, and ready in under 20 minutes – which makes for a really great lunch option or quick dinner, that requires little thought. I’m all about easy – esp on a Monday.
I like to chop all of these ingredients before tossing because I know I’m more likely to get a new flavor combo with each bite; which is a nice surprise and way to jazz up a salad.
For my Chopped Chicken Antipasto Salad, I made sure it was Whole 30* approved, so there’s no cheese but if you eat dairy, feel free to add in cubed mozz or provolone cheese! If you’re really in a rush, you could prep the greens and store in a salad spinner, and grill your chicken in advance. Then, just chop yo’ toppings, toss and dig on in!
Chopped Chicken Antipasto Salad
grilled chicken breast
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil - or olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning spice
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3-4 cups chopped lettuce - I used butter, but any lettuce will do
- 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped prosciutto
- 1/2 cup chopped salami
- 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
- 1/3 cup olives, halved
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning spice
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil - or evoo
- 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar - make sure sulfite free for whole30
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning spice
- To a small bowl, add chicken, oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. To a grill pan or skillet, heat on medium heat. Once hot, add chicken breast, grill for about 6-8 minutes, and flip, cooking for 4-5 more minutes, depending on thickness (should be 165F). Remove from heat, and transfer to a cutting board. Cool and chop.
- While chicken breast is grilling, chop veggies and other toppings. Add to a bowl, and toss with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Once chicken cools, add to salad bowl.
- Whisk all ingredients together. Pour over salad and enjoy. If making salad in advance, wait to toss dressing until ready to serve.
*If you’re on a Whole30 right now, make sure to look for compliant ingredients for this Chopped Chicken Antipasto Salad; prosciutto with just two ingredients [pork + salt], pepperoni or salami without sugar or unknown preservatives. Organic balsamic vinegar (organic does not contain sulfites).
Would this work well with Spinach? We have a picky eater over here when it comes to lettuce.
Hi Blake, absolutely! Spinach (I’d probably suggest baby spinach since we’re chopping everything else for this salad) would be fine. Spring mix, baby kale, regular kale (though tough, so maybe toss in vinaigrette first?), butter lettuce would all work fine if romaine isn’t going to work in your home. Please let me know how it turns out!
This looks amazing!! How many servings is this recipe? Thank you for the nutrition breakdown.
Hi Jodie! This recipe makes enough for 4, so the nutrition info is for one-bowl/serving. Hope you enjoy!
Kimmy Ripley says
Oh my gosh you seriously have me drooling all over the place right now!
Jane Davidson | Typically Jane says
This looks phenomenal! I can’t wait to make this! Yum yum yum!
Thanks, Jane! hope you enjoy!
I need this in my life! I feel like I could eat this everyday and not get sick of it.