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Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

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

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! |

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! |

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! |

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


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! |

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! |

I clearly was too. Snap, snap, snap…

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

…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! |

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.

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55 comments on “Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad”

  1. 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!

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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 :)

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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

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

  13. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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!!


  20. 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!

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

  22. 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!

  23. Thank you from the other side of the world for so many yummy easy recipes. I have pinned several of yours and I love them all.

  24. I love blueberries and use them often in my Chopped recipes. I even put them in Choppedsicles.  Your dish looks beautiful and those blueberries really make it pop with color and flavor.  So nice to find your page. I love using up my leftovers, too! You are an inspiration.  

  25. Is there a way to save our fave recipes somewhere on the site?? Like a recipe box…

    • Hey Julie! Unfortunately at the moment, no. When Ziplist shut down, our recipe box feature was shut down too, so we need to look into other options to see if we can find a replacement. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but stay tuned, we are working on it! :)

  26. With a fresh home-baked bun it’s a perfect meal for everyone in the house!

  27. The hyperlink won’t open. Why couldn’t you just put the recipe on your blog?

    • Hi Erica! We noticed it wasn’t working yesterday when we tried it either. We tried it again today and it worked for us, so you should be able to view the recipe. Seems to have been a glitch on the Blueberry Council site.

  28. Made this last night….so dang good that I am sorry there is not more of it!!

  29. This looks so tasty, will have to make this dish soon!

  30. I love all the ingredients that you threw in on the salad. Great combination and texture: the crunchy goodness of the specs of poppy seeds, the soft tenderness of the noodles and the squash and zuchini… definitely refreshing during a hot summer day!Drink lots of water during these times of the summer, it will definitely cool you down. Ch!lrsemaeou

  31. I didn’t make the whole salad, but I did make the dressing and it was definitely too oily. I ended up dumping it down the drain and starting over with equal parts vinegar and oil (about 2-3 tbsp each), a squeeze or two of honey, a squeeze of dijon mustard, and the salt and pepper. Much better the second time around.

  32. This is an absolutely delightful salad. So taste and good for you! So glad I saw it on Pinterest and tried it with leftover grilled chicken. Words can’t describe!

  33. Oh my gosh this looks so good! I am over here drooling over this dish right now. I am all over this. I can’t even stop starring !! My mouth is watering.

  34. Just had this for supper. So far, our #1 favourite this summer. Thanks so much?

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  36. My favourite salad this summer. Heck! Even my DH loved it, and that’s saying something. Thanks so much!!!

  37. Insanely adorable and delicious! Oh my! Hubby would love this! Pinning now! Thanks for sharing!!

  38. Wow, really, I can’t get over that delicious taste! So simple and yet – sooo great. Thank you for this recipe.

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  40. Wow, really, I can’t get over that delicious taste! So simple and yet – sooo great. Thank you for this recipe.

  41. Best Chopped salad recipe

  42. How many servings does this recipe make? I can find a serving listing.

  43. I loooove this recipe! I’ve been making this same salad for a few years now and I still just love it! I’m not much of a salad eater but this has all the tastes I like and leaves me satisfied even as my dinner. I love the mix of the chicken, blueberries, pecans, and feta. I substitute green onions for the red since red onions are extra poignant and leave me smelling like red onions for a couple days. I also add jalapeño stuffed olives to add an extra Greek bite to it which goes well with the feta. Anyway, overall a fantastic salad and has been popular with the family!