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Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

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This blueberry chicken chopped salad recipe is loaded up with a zesty mix of ingredients and tossed with a lemon vinaigrette.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

Whenever fresh berries are in season, I always look forward to this making this blueberry salad. ♡

It’s an oldie-but-goodie here on Gimme Some Oven. (Just realized the original recipe was posted nearly a decade ago!) But all of these years later, it continues to be a yummy staple in our salad rotation and one of my personal faves.

The choice of protein here is completely up to you — I love making this salad with pan-seared chicken, but it’s also delicious with steak, salmon, shrimp, roasted chickpeas, or you can leave out the protein entirely. We’ll build the salad with a base of your favorite chopped greens, nuts, diced red onion, crumbled goat or feta, lots of fresh blueberries, and then give it a toss with my everyday dressing. And the result is a sweet, savory, tangy, fresh balance of flavors that I’m certain you are going to love.

So the next time you’re craving a big green salad, grab some fresh blueberries and let’s go!

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad Ingredient in Bowl

Blueberry Salad Ingredients

Here are a few quick notes about the ingredients you will need to make this blueberry salad recipe:

  • Blueberries: Fresh blueberries are the star of this recipe, so find some good ones!
  • Chicken: I recommend boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs for this recipe, which we will season simply with salt and pepper and sauté in olive oil.
  • Greens: I personally prefer the sturdy texture and mild flavor of Romaine hearts or little gem lettuce in this salad, but feel free to sub in any salad greens that you love best.
  • Nuts: We typically toss this salad with toasted pecans, almonds or walnuts, but feel free to use whatever nuts or seeds you happen to have on hand.
  • Red onion: Diced red onion rounds out the flavors here with a delicious bite, but feel free to briefly rinse the onion under cold water if you would like to mellow out its flavor.
  • Crumbled feta or goat cheese: I love the tangy flavor of crumbled feta or goat cheese in this salad, which pairs so well with the sweet blueberries.
  • Everyday salad dressingFinally, we’ll toss this salad with my favorite everyday salad dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon, salt and pepper. I also like to add a hint of honey to the vinaigrette for this recipe.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad in Bowl with Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe Variations

Here are a few different variations that you’re welcome to try with this chopped salad recipe:

  • Use a different protein: Swap in steak, salmon or shrimp for the chicken.
  • Use a balsamic vinaigrette: Use a classic balsamic vinaigrette in place of the everyday vinaigrette.
  • Add extra veggies: Add in some diced avocado, cucumber or bell pepper for some extra veggies.
  • Add fresh herbs: Add in some chopped fresh basil, chives or dill.

Blueberry salad in small bowls

More Green Salads To Try

Looking for more fresh green salad recipes to try? Here are a few of our faves!

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Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

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  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


This blueberry chicken chopped salad recipe is loaded up with a zesty mix of ingredients and tossed with a lemon vinaigrette.



Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • fine sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces Romaine hearts or little gem lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 5 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook the chicken. Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes, then dice into small pieces.
  2. Prepare the vinaigrette. Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette by whisking all of the ingredients together in a bowl (or shaking vigorously in a sealed jar) until emulsified.
  3. Combine. Combine the diced chicken and remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss until evenly combined.
  4. Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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60 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. 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. 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!

  32. 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.

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

  34. Hi, Very pleasant your blog and article. this is extremely fascinating and instructive. I read smart thought. I like it. much obliged to you for sharing blog entry with us.

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

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

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

  40. Best Chopped salad recipe

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

  42. 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!

  43. Delicious!!! I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

  44. We LOVE this salad. It is on regular rotation throughout the summer @ our house. Even our oldest son (who lives in Malaga) who does NOT believe a salad is a main course loves it!!

  45. Another awesome recipe Ali! My husband was very skeptical but absolutely loved it as did I. . Thank you

  46. I tried to Pin this and a few others, and I can’t. (It says there is a problem with the (create pin code)?)

  47. Made this for late lunch today. Was delicious. Used left over grilled chicken. Will definitely make again.

  48. Delicious. The red onion can over power the flavor of this salad don’t be like me and add too much. I am going to use your everyday salad dressing in an orzo pasta salad. Yum!

  49. This blueberry chicken chopped salad recipe is fantastic! The combination of fresh blueberries, tender chicken, and crisp vegetables is absolutely delightful. It’s a refreshing and satisfying meal option for the summer season. Highly recommend trying it!