Chicken Strip Salad w Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

chicken strip salad

This grain free chicken strip salad recipe has been a hit at my house this summer. Lincoln has been getting more and more excited about solid foods these past few months, and he LOVES chicken! Joshua and I love the lightness and simplicity of the fresh veggies and flavorful dressing, plus how easy it is to throw together.


  • For the chicken strips:
    • 1 lb organic/pastured/free range chicken breast
    • 1 pastured egg
    • 3/4 cup almond flour
    • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
    • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • Sea salt and black pepper
  • For the salad:
    • 1 head romaine lettuce
    • 1 pint cherry/grape tomatoes
    • 2 carrots
    • 1 medium or 1/2 large cucumber
  • For the dressing:
    • 3 tbsp mustard
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


How to make:

  1. Mix your dressing by combining all the ingredients and whisking together. Feel free to add more or less of any ingredient to customize it to your family’s tastes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375° and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut and spices. In another bowl, crack and whisk the egg.
  4. Salt and pepper your chicken breasts. Cut into strips or bite sized pieces.
  5. Dip each piece of chicken first into the egg, then into the flour mixture, turning to coat evenly.
  6. Place all the chicken pieces onto the parchment lined baking sheet and pop into the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. While the chicken is baking, assemble the salad. Wash and chop the lettuce and place into a large bowl. Peel and grate your carrots into the bowl and add about 2/3 of a pint of tomatoes. Peel and dice your cucumber into the bowl, drizzle your dressing over the top, then toss to combine.
  8. When chicken is done, remove from oven and let cool 2-3 minutes.
  9. Portion out the salad onto plates, then top with desired amount of chicken.
  10. Enjoy!

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