Potbelly Chicken Salad Recipe

An unexpected guest has just arrived, and nothing special at home to serve him, leaving the leftover chicken pieces.  

Well, I have a quick recipe for you that will take only a few minutes to prepare but will make your guest happy and satisfied. Don’t bother to overthink because I will share just another version of chicken salad with a new twist to make the salad special. What is it? It’s the potbelly chicken salad recipe I often make at midnight when I feel my stomach demands something.  All I do is grab my leftover chicken, available fruits, and a few common veggies and toss them together, adding spices.

Is it seems odd to serve salad to your guest? Absolutely not; if your guest is your friend or well-known person, he will gently accept this.

Just put the salad in lettuce wrappers and serve. But if he is special, just spread the salad on top of the bread, put another slice of bread on the top, and your sandwich is ready. Now you can confidently serve this to anyone. 

So let’s not drag anymore and know the full potbelly chicken salad recipe.

Why Should You Try Potbelly Chicken Salad

Potbelly chicken salad is little different than other regular chicken salad. It includes chicken, tasty fruits,  healthy veggies, crunchy nuts, and secret Italian dressing. Plus, it’s free of any additional sugar and low in fat, making it an excellent choice for health-conscious people who want to reduce their intake of unhealthy foods.

And most importantly, you can make this salad in less than ten minutes with minimum effort. Just grab the ingredients, chop, and mix; that’s it!

The flavors in this salad are balanced and refreshing while being packed with dietary fiber and antioxidants, which can help you feel fuller longer after eating. It’s also packed with flavor and nutrients, including vitamin A, potassium, iron, calcium, and Vitamin C. 

In addition to all these health benefits specifically related to the salad ingredients themselves (hello nutrient-rich veggies!), it’s also a healthy weight-loss option since it contains low calories and few carbs. In addition to providing nutrition for your body, it may also improve your mental health thanks to its particular composition of anti-inflammatory compounds. 

So would you like to give this nutritious salad a try?

Potbelly Chicken Salad Recipe

Potbelly Chicken Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: USADifficulty: Simple
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

00

minutes
Calories

210

kcal
Total time

10

minutes

Potbelly chicken salad is a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. This salad is made with diced chicken pieces, fresh fruits, and veggies, so it’s perfect for anyone who wants something healthy but convenient.

The Italian dressing is the secret ingredient that gives this salad its unique flavor profile. Let’s explore the full recipe below to learn more. 

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts 

  • 2 cups lettuce

  • 1 apple

  • ½ cup grapes

  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoon walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons bleu cheese

  • 3 tablespoons vinaigrette dressing

  • Tools
  • Chopping board

  • Knife

  • Small bowl

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Serving bowl/plates

how to make Potbelly Chicken Salad

  • Cut The Fruits And Vegetables: Take all the fruits and vegetables and rinse well with water. Dry with a paper towel and ready your chopping board and knife. Take the apple and cut it into strips. Now cut the grapes in halves, remove the seeds, and keep them in another bowl. Crush the walnuts, and keep them aside in another bowl.  Cut the lettuce and keep it aside.
    Cut The Fruits And Vegetables
  •  Cut The Chicken: Take boiled chicken breast and cut it into small cube pieces. If you don’t have cooked chicken, cook it now, it won’t take you more than 15 minutes. Put a water-filled pan on the stove, turn the heat to medium-low and add the chicken. Let it boil for 15, and the chicken is ready.
     Cut The Chicken
  • Mix The Chicken and Fruits: Take a large mixing bowl, add the cubed chicken, apple strips, halved grapes, 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, 2 tablespoons glazed and crushed walnuts, and toss well to mix everything.
    Mix The Chicken and Fruits
  • Add Cheese and Dressing: A salad doesn’t complete without dressing, so let’s add 3 tbsp Italian vinaigrette dressing and complete this salad. And a final touch with 2 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese.
    Add Cheese and Dressing
  • Serving: This simple salad is all ready to serve. You can serve this salad as a main dish, and the quantity we made above can perfectly serve four people. Take small bowls, spread lots of lettuce, and serve according to need in the middle of the lettuce. Garnish with some extra cheese and dry fruits. This will give a perfect look and increase the taste as well.
    Serving

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Tips and Tricks

  • If you are using leftover chicken stored in the fridge, you don’t need to reheat them; just thaw them until room temperature.
  • Add or remove any fruits or veggies you want; it’s a versatile salad.
  • It’s a kind of sweet salad, so if you want a kick of spice, you can add chili sauce.
  • To store this chicken salad, transfer it into an air-sealed container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days and up to two months in the fridge.
  • Whenever you want to enjoy the salad, just take it out, and allow it to come to room temperature. You don’t need to reheat.

Nutrition Facts

Serving4 people
Fat 5 gram
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Carbohydrate 14 gram 
Protein 25-gram 

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for a simple and nutritious meal to pack for lunch or something more extravagant to enjoy for dinner, the potbelly chicken salad recipe is perfect for you! This salad is light yet filling, thanks to the combination of sweet fruits and savory vegetables.   

And you don’t need to run to the market to buy and spend extra money to buy ingredients to make this salad. All are home ingredients that are already available in our home.

So grab them and follow the five simple steps we shared above, and you’ll have a delicious and succulent potbelly chicken salad in no time to enjoy on hot days or as part of a healthy diet plan in general.

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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