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Chicken Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

I find myself turning to this quick and easy chicken salad for many weeknight dinners. It’s the perfect combination of crunchy and salty. — Lynne Keast, Monte Sereno, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, shredded
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, optional


  • In a large bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until blended. Add lettuce, chicken, cheese and, if desired, almonds; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 275 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fat.

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  • NH-rescue
    Jul 14, 2015

    So easy to put together! We added extras in the form of pre-cooked bacon pieces and sliced cherry tomatoes. We put the almonds on the side for those who wanted them. Great summertime recipe!

  • annrms
    May 24, 2014

    Delicious! I made a "loaded" salad with the white meat from a rotisserie chicken. We loved the "bite" of the Dijon! Served it with hard boiled egg and put the salad into pita pockets to eat. Thank you, Lynne!

  • kimspacc
    May 3, 2014

    I liked the other ingredients but found the dressing too strong. Would make again but with a different dressing.

  • magpaine
    Mar 17, 2014

    Yummy! and So simple! I substituted walnuts for the almonds and added some tart apple and served it in a tortilla bowl.