Grilled Chicken and Cherry Salad

This fresh salad is the epitome of summer: tons of crunchy vegetables, bursts of fresh cherries, and all the elements of a great creamy chicken salad.

Grilled Chicken and Cherry Salad
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
40 mins
8 cups


  • 4 cup baby kale and/or baby spinach

  • 12 ounce fresh sweet or tart red cherries, pitted and halved (about 2 cups)

  • 1 cup small broccoli florets

  • 1 cup carrots cut into matchsticks

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • ¼ cup dried tart red cherries

  • ¼ cup roasted, salted sunflower kernels

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard

  • Pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, grilled and sliced


  1. In a large bowl combine greens, fresh cherries, broccoli, carrots, onion, dried cherries, and sunflower kernels.

  2. For dressing: In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, tarragon, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, the mustard, and a pinch of ground black pepper.

  3. Combine dressing and salad; top with chicken. Serve immediately or chill, covered, up to 2 hours. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
12g Fat
16g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 24.1mg 121%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 620mg 13%
Folate, total 53.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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