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Honey Mustard Chicken Salad Recipe

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, planning a healthy lunch, or looking for a deliciously light dinner option, the Honey Mustard Chicken Salad is a perfect choice. This recipe combines the tangy sweetness of honey mustard with fresh, crunchy vegetables and succulent chicken, creating a dish that’s as satisfying as it is healthy. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy a flavorful meal without feeling weighed down, making it ideal for those on a keto diet who are seeking something both nutritious and delightful.

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

A delectable blend of fresh veggies and juicy chicken, all wrapped up in a tangy honey mustard dressing.


  • Dressing / Marinade:
    • ⅓ cup honey
    • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
    • 2 tablespoons smooth and mild Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • Salt to season
    • 4 skinless and boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • For Salad:
    • ¼ cup diced bacon, trimmed of rind and fat
    • 4 cups Romaine lettuce leaves, washed
    • 1 cup sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
    • 1 large avocado, pitted and sliced
    • ¼ cup corn kernels (optional for strict keto followers)
    • ¼ of a red onion, sliced


  1. Whisk marinade / dressing ingredients together to combine.
  2. Pour half the marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken for two hours, if time allows.
  3. Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat with about a teaspoon of oil and sear the chicken on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through.
  5. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
  6. Wipe the pan over with a paper towel; drizzle with another teaspoon of oil and fry the bacon until crispy.
  7. Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with leaves, tomatoes, avocado slices, corn (if using), and onion strips.
  8. Whisk 2 tablespoons of water into the remaining untouched marinade / dressing and drizzle over the salad.
  9. Sprinkle the bacon over the top and season with a little extra salt and cracked pepper, if desired.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Let’s delve into the carb content for those keeping a close eye on their keto macros:

  • Honey: 17g per tablespoon (use sparingly or substitute with keto-friendly sweetener for stricter keto followers)
  • Whole Grain Mustard: 0.5g per tablespoon
  • Dijon Mustard: 0.5g per tablespoon
  • Olive Oil: 0g per tablespoon
  • Garlic: 1g per teaspoon
  • Chicken: 0g (all protein)
  • Bacon: 0g (all fat)
  • Romaine Lettuce: 1g per cup
  • Tomatoes: 1g per quarter cup
  • Avocado: 2g per half medium avocado
  • Corn: 5g per quarter cup (optional)
  • Red Onion: 1g per tablespoon

Salad Days Are Here Again!

The Honey Mustard Chicken Salad isn’t just a meal; it’s a refreshing experience. Ideal for those warm days when you crave something hearty yet light, this salad offers a fulfilling meal that won’t compromise your carb intake. It’s easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and beautiful to serve, making it a surefire hit for any occasion. Dive into the fresh flavors and enjoy your culinary journey without any guilt!

Credit ; uk_kali

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