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honey mustard dressing on top of spinach salad in bowl with silver fork

Spinach Salad with Chicken

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks
  • Cuisine: American


This simple and easy spinach salad with juicy grilled chicken and a tasty honey dijon dressing is so delicious. Packed with extra filling toppings and more! Makes two extra large salads!


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, grilled/fully cooked
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced into half 
  • 1/3 cup whole almonds
  • 1 small avocado, sliced

Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Maille Honey Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste/minced garlic
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 23 tablespoons water, to thin


  1. Season chicken breasts generously with salt/pepper/turmeric. Rub seasonings into chicken. 
  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken breasts, about 5-6 minutes on both sides, or until chicken is cooked through completely. Alternative method: you can grill or bake chicken in the oven (bake at 350°F for at least 1 hour). Then set chicken aside.
  3. To make honey dijon dressing: combine the mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt/pepper into a mason jar. Add in a tablespoon of water at a time, to thin out, until desired dressing consistency is reached; about 2-3 tablespoons should do the trick.

Salad Assembly:

  1. Evenly divide spinach among two large salad bowls. Next, top with red onions, tomatoes, almonds, and avocados. Slice chicken breasts and top directly onto salads. Lastly, drizzle honey dijon dressing all over salads and enjoy!


  1. Honey Dijon Dressing will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Keywords: spinach, salad, honey mustard, chicken