Festive Christmas Chicken Salad

Festive Christmas Chicken Salad

This Christmas, elevate your holiday feast with a vibrant and flavorful Christmas Chicken Salad. Bursting with festive colors and a delightful combination of textures, this salad is not only visually appealing but also a refreshing addition to your holiday table.

Festive Christmas Chicken Salad


For the Chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens (spinach, arugula, romaine)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Garnish:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Prepare the Chicken:

  • Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven until fully cooked, then slice into strips.

2. Make the Dressing:

  • Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

3. Assemble the Salad:

  • In a large salad bowl, combine mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, cucumber slices, red onion, and feta cheese.
  • Add the sliced chicken on top.

4. Dress the Salad:

  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat evenly.

5. Garnish:

  • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley and, if desired, chopped walnuts for an extra festive touch.

6. Serve:

  • Plate the Christmas Chicken Salad on a beautiful serving dish.

7. Enjoy:

  • Serve this colorful and flavorful salad as a light and satisfying dish during your Christmas celebration. The succulent chicken, paired with the crisp greens and sweet pomegranate seeds, creates a harmonious balance of flavors that will leave your guests delighted. Whether as a refreshing side or a main course, this Christmas Chicken Salad is a perfect addition to your holiday menu, bringing both nutrition and festive cheer to the table.