Chickpea Chicken Salad Recipe

April 17, 2023
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Photo by Luna Regina
  • Prep time 7 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Bring some colors and extraordinary flavors to your meal with this chickpea chicken salad. With chickpeas, air-fried chicken, and various veggies, it’s a marvelous celebration of tastes and textures. Everything is tied together by a honey mustard dressing that’s freckled with lime juice to brighten the palate from the very first bite.

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What You'll Need
  • 6 ounces canned chickpeas
  • 10 ounces skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 4 ounces baby carrot
  • 6 ounces beetroot
  • 3 ounces mixed lettuce, shredded into large pieces
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon traditional Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ounce feta cheese
  1. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, mix 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tsp traditional Dijon mustard together.
  2. Season the Chicken: Dry rub 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp paprika all over 10 oz skinless boneless chicken breast then marinade for 5 minutes.
  3. Cook the Beet & Carrots: In a pot, bring some water to a boil then drop 4 oz baby carrot and 6 oz beetroot in. After 10 minutes, scoop out the carrots but leave the beetroots to cook for another 20 minutes.
  4. Air-fry the Chicken: In the meantime, air-fry the seasoned chicken at 370 °F for 15 minutes.
  5. Cut the Foods: Slice the carrots in half lengthwise. Use a peeler to remove the beetroots’ outer skin and slice them into medium-sized cubes. Slice the chicken breasts into medium-sized cubes.
  6. Assemble the Salad: Lay 3 oz mixed lettuce onto the serving places then lay the carrots, beetroots, chicken, and 6 oz canned chickpeas on top. Garnish with 1 oz feta cheese and 2 tbsp parsley.
  7. Drizzle the Dressing: Drizzle the dressing all over the salad then serve.

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