If you are looking for a delicious and filling salad recipe to serve as a meal for the family or take to your next cook-out then you must try my Skinny Grilled Fruit and Chicken Salad.  This salad pairs a colorful assortment of fresh fruit with seasoned grilled chicken.  I always use my recipe for Skinny Cracker Barrel grilled chicken in this recipe but you could season the grilled chicken in way that you like.  I also recommend topping this salad with my homemade Strawberry Balsamic dressing, the dressing just compliments the flavors perfectly, I listed the recipe at the bottom of this post.  Enjoy!

Skinny Grilled Chicken and Fruit Salad


  • 10-12 oz romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup apples, diced
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup mandarin oranges (if canned, in it's own juice)
  • 1lb grilled chicken tenders
  • Strawberry Balsamic Dressing:
  • 1 Tbsp low-sugar strawberry preserves
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper


  1. Wash and rinse romaine lettuce and pour into a large salad bowl.
  2. Top romaine lettuce with all other ingredients leaving out the chicken and mix well.
  3. After salad is mixed, top with grilled chicken and serve with Strawberry Balsamic dressing.
  4. To make the Strawberry Balsamic Dressing: mix all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together for 1 minute.