Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

July 2, 2014 by Ali

This blueberry chicken chopped salad recipe is sweet, savory, and seriously tasty. Plus it's packed full of healthy superfood blueberries.

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I cannot stop eating this salad.

Seriously. My sister and I whipped it up for lunch one day last week when she was in town, and it made a big batch. So then we immediately had it again that evening for leftovers. And then I had some the next day for lunch. And a snack. And dinner. And after 48 hours of this salad, I still wasn’t tired of it!

This is notable, coming from The Girl Who Doesn’t Like Leftovers.

I think it’s honestly just that good. It’s a great mixture of savory and sweet and tangy with a little chicken thrown in there for extra protein, because I happen to be rediscovering my love of chicken. It’s super easy to make. It miraculously holds up well in the fridge after a day or two, even after being fully dressed with a light Dijon vinaigrette. And it features the superfood that I can’t get enough of this summer: blueberries.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad -- fresh, simple, and SO tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

Fun fact: Did you know that July is actually National Blueberry Month?

True fact: I did not. But now that I do, I’m more than happy to jump on board and get to celebrating. Because who doesn’t like blueberries?? They’re tasty, they’re chocked full of Vitamin C, they’re a great source of dietary fiber and manganese (good for your bones and energy levels), and they’re a superfood that’s also super tasty.

I love tossing them on parfaits for breakfast, salads for lunch, a handful for a snack, or even tossing them in a cobbler or ice cream for a slightly healthier way to satisfy a sweets craving.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad -- fresh, simple, and SO tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

Speaking of choosing blueberries as a healthier option, the National Blueberry Council is actually doing a push this summer to encourage people to make #littlechanges that will lead to healthier lives. The campaign reminds me a lot of the post I published recently about How To Make 10% Better Decisions.

We’re not always going to choose the absolute healthiest decisions every single second of the day. But what we can do is try to make the decisions we do choose just a little bit better.

Sometimes that might mean choosing a glass of iced tea over soda. Or a side salad instead of fries. Or a handful of blueberries instead of chips. Those little decisions might not seem like much in the moment, but they definitely add up over time. And at least in my life, I feel like good decisions have a way of spurring on more good decisions.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad -- fresh, simple, and SO tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

So anyway, when the Blueberry Council asked me to share my favorite savory dish to make with blueberries, my response was a no brainer:

SALAD!

As evidenced by the handful of blueberry salad recipes on the site, I love popping those little guys in a big, fresh, green salad. And today’s salad is no exception. It is full of so many of the simple salad ingredients I love: fresh greens (that day I had Romaine), chopped chicken (extra protein), toasted pecans (or any nuts), red onion, blue cheese (or any soft cheese), and lots and lots of blueberries.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad -- fresh, simple, and SO tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

To make the salad, just drizzle it with a simple Dijon vinaigrette and then toss it all together.

My sister was my expert pourer and tosser for this shot. I think she was pretty excited about dumping in that vinaigrette so that we could get to eating it!

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad -- fresh, simple, and SO tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

I clearly was too. Snap, snap, snap…

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad -- fresh, simple, and SO tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

…and let’s eat. :)

So without further ado, here is the recipe for this Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad.

Be sure to also browse The Blueberry Council’s site for more beautiful blueberry recipes. And also feel free to join in with the #littlechanges hashtag to share any small changes you are making for a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy!

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad -- fresh, simple, and SO tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by the U.S. Blueberry Council. All blueberry-loving opinions are 100% my own, as always. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this site possible.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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27 thoughts on “Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

  1. My husband, before trying this salad: “Are those blueberries? That’s weird.”
    After trying this salad: “Can we have this every week? It’s delicious!”

    The only change I made, since I don’t eat raw onion, was to carmelize a chopped vidalia and add that instead.
    Fantastic meal!

    - Cynthia H

  2. This look’s like a very lite & summery salad,can’t wait to try it.

    - Jean M. Barkas

  3. Big fan of a good chopped salad and I’m constantly looking for variations. The dijon vinaigrette is what did it for me here. Yum!

    - Nathalie C.

  4. I think this is “what’s for dinner” tonight!!! I will however sub out those blueberries for strawberries I think!! I’m not a blueberry fan plus we had a strawberry salad at a wedding recently that we both enjoyed greatly!! Thanks for the idea!!

    Chauntelle

    - Chauntelle

  5. Oh yummmm! There is nothing that I don’t like about this salad.

    - jenna @ just j.faye

  6. I love a good chopped salad, this is gorgeous!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  7. What a beautiful salad! Love all of the blueberries!

    - Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

  8. This is my kinda salad!

    - Paula - bell'alimento

  9. I cannot download the recipe on my computer, or on my phone. Is it just me?

    - Lynn

  10. Beautiful salad :) What a great looking healthy salad :)

    - Amanda

  11. I’ve also been on a big blueberry kick lately! In fact, I just picked up several pints yesterday; so I am thinking this salad should be dinner!

    - Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

  12. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    - Amanda

  13. Your salad looks absolutely delicious and the pictures are to die for. I love the idea of fresh blueberries in a salad.

    - Kathleen @ My Trader Joes

  14. I can’t stop looking at your gorgeous photos! This salad looks absolutely perfect. I’ve been loving strawberries in my salads this summer, but blueberries sound like a great swap!

    - Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

  15. This looks so simple yet so utterly delicious, and not a combination I would have thought of myself either! I adore blueberries, they’re such a good pick me up when you’re feeling like you need a little good-health boost, and I’m also on a small journey into rediscovering chicken at the moment so perhaps I’ll give this salad a go… Sx

    - Samantha

  16. Blueberry season is just around the corner – I couldn’t be more excited! This is gorgeous Ali! Love that you made it with your sis.

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  17. That looks gorgeous Ali! Love everything about this. We’ll be blueberry picking here this week. Can’t wait!
    Have a beautiful holiday weekend!

    - Melanie @ Carmel Moments

  18. Beautiful healthy salad! Perfect for summer! Loved adding blueberries to our greens!!

    - Jenny Flake

  19. You sound like me. When I find something I love, I eat it until forever! This salad looks great and it is perfectly light and summery! I bet adding peaches would be outstanding :)

    - Bri | Bites of Bri

  20. Beautiful salad! Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. I just made a yummy blueberry ice cream and I’ve been topping it with more fresh blueberries. Love the idea of using them to add a little sweet to a savory salad! Pinning!

    - Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl

  21. All ingredients sound just amazing! I guess I would just skip onion :D

    - Medeja

  22. Yep…I love blueberries in salads, too. This is the perfect summer dinner!

    - Maryea {happy healthy mama}

  23. Like you, I hate leftovers…so if you ate this salad multiple times, I am in! Totally loving the idea of blueberries in a salad as well…I haven’t had that before. Pinned!

    - Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness