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Chicken Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Chicken Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is a protein packed salad that can even make a big guy happy.  Perfect light option for a weeknight dinner. 

Avocado Red Onion HealthyIf you want a light, refreshing and filling salad this is the one for you.  Even the guys liked this one.  I think the key for guys liking salad is that it must contain protein, protein, protein. I hear a Tim the Tool Man grunt here.

With the chicken and chickpea, the guys are happy, your happy and that means you have a weeknight dish that you can throw together quickly that is healthy and light.

Chicken and Chickpea Salad Avocado Red Onion Bibb Lettuce Healthy

Chicken and Chickpea Salad Avocado Bibb Lettuce Red Onion Healthy

Chicken Chickpea Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time38 minutes
Total Time48 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 3 grilled chicken boneless skinless breasts instructions below or 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 15 ounce can of Garbanzo Beans or Chickpeas rinsed
  • 3 stalks of celery cubed
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup of red onion cut into 1-1 1/2" slivers about 1/4 of medium onion
  • 2 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 head of Bibb lettuce cored and sliced into ribbons
  • Pinch of kosher salt about 1/4 teaspoon
  • Pinch of black pepper several turns on the pepper grinder


  • 5 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons of lemon juice 2 large juicy lemons
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard grey-poupon which is gluten free
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt


Chicken Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • On a broiler pan fill bottom of pan with one cup of water. Place chicken breasts on grate and sprinkle with salt.
  • Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove heat grill to high and cook breasts 4 minutes each side to add flavor.

Salad Instructions:

  • Cube chicken breasts, if using rotisserie shred meat.
  • Place Chicken in large serving bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and gently toss.

Vinaigrette Instructions:

  • Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until emulsified (blended).
  • Pour about 1/2 of the Vinaigrette over salad and gently stir to coat.
  • Taste and add more dressing to your liking.


I used 3/4 of dressing. Save the rest to place on salad later in week.


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4 comments on “Chicken Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette”

    1. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me
      Amy Stafford

      Becca, Thanks so much for letting me know. I love hearing that people enjoy my recipes as much as we do. xo Amy

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