Chicken Walnut And Blue Cheese Salad

This chicken, walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch too. It’s perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!

This chicken walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch to go with it too. It's perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!

Tangy blue cheese with a sweet honey dressing makes this simple salad sing!

Also this chicken, walnut and blue cheese salad just goes to prove that simple salads with simple dressings do not have to be boring.

In fact, the inspiration for this recipe was the lunch that I had in a restaurant in London prior to going to see Les Miserables on our recent weekend in London. It took us absolutely ages to find a restaurant we both agreed on, but when we did it was worth the wait for this tasty lunch!

So, if this recipe is good enough that a restaurant serves it as an offering on it’s lunch time menu then it sure is good enough for you to make and enjoy at home too!

This chicken walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch to go with it too. It's perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!

As a Project Manager, in my full-time day job role I’m all about finding the best and quickest ways to do things.

So, if you can buy pre-cooked chicken, rather than cooking from scratch as in the recipe, then this recipe will be even more quicker for you.

However, I wanted to include how to cook it from scratch just in case cooked chicken wasn’t available for you!

This chicken walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch to go with it too. It's perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!

We’ve been all about salads here recently haven’t we? I guess I’m just trying to get in as many as I can before the warmer days disappear and then we’re onto soups!

So anyway, on the theme of salads, have you checked out my equally simple salad recipes such as :-

Couscous Greek Salad With Home-made Dressing – a delicious, filling and easy to make summer salad packed with lots of healthy goodness. Made in just 20 minutes!

Tuna Pasta Sweetcorn Salad – made with a low calorie dressing and packed with delicious fresh salad ingredients.

Honey Mustard Turkey pasta Salad –  a really simple dressing adds a whole lot of flavour to this easy recipe.

Oh, and by the way, this chicken walnut and blue cheese salad makes and absolutely excellent packed lunch option!

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This chicken walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch to go with it too. It's perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!
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Chicken Walnut And Blue Cheese Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This chicken walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch to go with it too. It's perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!

Servings: 4 people
Calories: 575 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 6 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 600 g Chicken Breasts
  • 120 g Rocket leaves
  • 100 g Blue cheese
  • 150 g Walnuts lightly toasted
Instructions
  1. Place honey, extra-virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar in a jar and shake well
  2. Grill chicken breasts for about 20 minutes, turning throughout to ensure an even cooking. Allow them to cool then using a fork shred them.
  3. Pour 3/4 dressing over the chicken breasts
  4. Place rocket leaves, crumbled blue cheese and walnuts onto plates
  5. Distribute the shredded chicken over the salad on each plate and then drizzle over the remaining dressing and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Walnut And Blue Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 454
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.4g 78%
Saturated Fat 10.2g 51%
Cholesterol 53.3mg 18%
Sodium 190.1mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 14.1g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 9.7g
Protein 20.8g 42%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 21%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This chicken, walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch too. It's perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!

Before we end I just wanted to let you know a bit of what’s been going on behind the scenes.

Lynne and I have started working together on producing some of our own recipe videos. Starting with the simplest recipes first. We’ve already filmed a video for the no bake almond oat bars recipe and I hope to have the editing done there over the next few weeks. It’s just taking me a bit longer due to working away from home and not having my home PC and software available to hand.

Food Video Filiming Set Up

However, naturally when It’s published, you’ll be the first to know. 🙂

Getting started on making food videos involved a whole new set up of tripods and a brand new kitchen table. If it wasn’t for you folk coming and checking out the blog and recipes then I’d never have got to that stage. I’m so glad and grateful you are here continuing to support Neil’s Healthy Meals! Thank you.

We’re both tremendously excited about working on other food videos for you in time. It’s just time we’re both short of. But that’s something I’m working on. Getting more time to do the things I love………. 😉

Anyway more on that when it happens. Join me on Thursday for a great new smashed avocado and poached egg on muffins healthy breakfast / brunch recipe!

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This chicken, walnut and blue cheese salad has loads of flavour and a wonderful crunch too. It's perfect for a really quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner option!

Comments

  1. Haha! I totally recognize that video setup. 🙂 So glad it led to more tripods and a brand new kitchen table, too. Can’t wait to see the finished product! But in the meantime, let’s stick with salads. You’re right that soup season will be here before we know it, so let’s focus on salads for a bit longer. I love a good, simple salad for lunch…and this one sounds amazing! We often have blue cheese left over in the fridge from some other recipe, so repurposing it into a salad with walnuts and chicken sounds like a winner to me! Thanks for the inspiration, Neil…and I hope your week is off to a great start!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Video. It’s just getting the time David isn’t it? I mean if we’re not photographing, creating new recipes, cooking or writing then when do we find time to add in video? LOL. I’m joking, I love what I do! Glad you like the recipe. Hope you are having a great week too. 🙂

  2. Hahaha…trying to make recipe videos 😛 My home is just not set up for it or am I inclined at doing it…but I try…once in awhile 😛
    O and blue cheese! Not that I eat dairy now, but when I was little (surprise!) I LOVED blue cheese dressing! I was a weird little adventurous foodie kid (eating blue cheese, brussels sprouts, etc!)!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Rebecca. I’m still a long way off perfecting or even getting close to finishing that one recipe video I’ve done!

      Do you know my love of blue cheese actually comes from tasting blue cheese dressing for the first time ever in Florida in a “Days Inn” when I was younger and on holiday there? So I can totally understand how you loved blue cheese dressing too! I’m only sorry that you can’t enjoy it nowadays. 🙁

  3. What a wonderful, classic flavor pairing, Neil. However, I’ve never had a honey dressing like the one you’re suggesting. Sounds really, really good!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Jeff. The classic combination of honey and walnuts together just goes so well don’t you think? So I made the three ingredient dressing off that combo. Simple is best I think! 🙂

  4. Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

    Oh the combo of chicken, nuts, and blue cheese (sometimes I incorporate fruit like pears or figs) is one of my favourite in salads. Honestly, I try to avoid buying blue cheese since it’s dangerous. I can easily eat the large package within few hours. Seriously, once I attempted to make a salad with blue cheese…3 times in a row. First 2 packages of blue cheese just didn’t make to the salad. Don’t ask me why – no ideas:) Well done here, Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Mmmm, yum figs! I can see how they would work in this salad Ben. Nice one!

      Yes, blue cheese is something that doesn’t last very long in our house either. In fact I often have to hide it away from Lynne’s eyes if I want to make sure that it’s still there in a few hours for cooking purposes! 😉

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