Quick? Check. Nutritious? Check. Delicious? That’s a check. This salad with winter citrus and rotisserie chicken has got it all when it comes to staying on track with your clean eating goals.
We love how this mix of tangy fruit with hearty greens and savory chicken brings a burst of bright flavors that are so very refreshing, especially during the gray days of winter. It works with any variety of orange, grapefruit, or Mandarin, though we’re especially fond of cara cara oranges, which have a gentle sweetness. You could even try blood oranges for their striking color, or grapefruit for its juicy succulence.
To make it all complete, you’ll of course want to pick up one of our rotisserie chickens, which might just be the ultimate all-purpose meal hack. You could have it for dinner one night and use the leftovers here, or split it up between sandwiches, grain bowls, or anything else that you’re in the mood for.
And while this salad will make your everyday lunch or dinner feel extra special, it’s also dressed-up enough to serve at a dinner party or meal with friends. Give it a try with the recipe below and let it become your new wintertime go-to!
Rotisserie Chicken Salad With Winter Citrus
What You’ll Need:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
2 cara cara oranges, or other sweet citrus
5 ounces salad greens, like baby arugula or kale
1 cup shredded meat from a rotisserie chicken
Half a red onion, sliced into thin rings
One small fennel bulb, sliced
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup loosely-packed mint leaves
What To Do:
Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Remove the peel from your oranges, trimming away any remaining white pith. Slice crosswise into pinwheels.
Place the fruit, greens, chicken, onion, and any additional ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with as much of the lemon dressing as you like and serve.