Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit

May 8, 2016 (Last Updated: October 30, 2020)

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit is not only light on calories; it’s simply a stunning looking show stopper light meal to serve for any luncheon or light dinner this late spring. Combining grilled chicken breast, organic salad greens, fresh blackberries, delicious red strawberries, kiwi, and freshly picked Florida mangoes to make a perfectly healthy salad, you’ll enjoy time and time again.

Southerners are known for their comfort foods. However, we Southerners also love healthy fresh ingredients in the South, such as this gorgeous-looking Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit, such as Blackberries, red strawberries, kiwis, and Florida mangoes. Bikini season is in full swing here in sunny Florida, and it’s time to show a little skin, so it’s time to show all of you the other delicious recipes we Florida Southerners enjoy on warm days.

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit is not only light on calories; it's simply a stunning looking meal to serve for any luncheon or light dinnerDuring the colder months in Florida, I tend to enjoy all my creamy, decadent, comforting, delicious Southern nourishment. Still, as soon as it starts heating up here, I want much lighter, healthy food that won’t sit in my tummy making me feel too fat and sassy to do much of anything except loaf on my couch watching my shows. May’s heat requires a much lighter, colorful menu, and this salad fits the bill for our 90-degree weather today.

Let’s talk a few minutes about the fabulous ingredients listed in the recipe for this yummy salad and some of the health benefits of each of the components. You’ll be amazed at what the benefits genuinely are when eating this delicious Grilled Chicken Salad with Healthy Fruits.

 

 

 

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit is not only light on calories; it's simply a stunning looking meal to serve for any luncheon or light dinner

 

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Grilled Chicken: 

  • Helps maintain healthy bones: Chicken contains phosphorus, which, along with calcium, keeps your bones healthy.
  • Helps keep your heart healthy: Chicken contains niacin, which helps lower cholesterol.
  • Helps improve immunity: Chicken has trace minerals in it that give a boost to the immune system.
  • Cuts the risk of Arthritis: Chicken is rich in a mineral called selenium. Selenium decreases the risk of developing arthritis at later stages of life.
  • May help relieve stress: contains vitamin B 5 or pantothenic acid, which has a calming effect on the nerves.
  • Reduces the Risk of Heart Attack: Chicken cuts the risk of heart attacks because it is rich in vitamin B 6. This vitamin lowers the levels of homocysteine.
  • May help relieve PMS Symptoms: Chicken has magnesium that can help you cope with premenstrual stress. The magnesium levels in your blood reduce just before you have your period. So compensate by having some blanched chicken.
 

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Mangoes

  • Helps prevent cancer: Studies have shown antioxidant compounds in mangoes have been found to protect against the following cancers, breast, colon, prostate, and leukemia. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid, and methyl gallate, as well as the abundant enzymes.
  • Lowers cholesterol: The high levels of fiber, pectin, and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein.
  • Helps clear skin: Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos help clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.
  • Improves Eye Health: One cup of sliced mangoes supplies about 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

 

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Kiwis 

  • Helps aid digestion: Raw kiwi contains actinidain, the protein-dissolving enzyme that can aid in digestion.
  • Helps manage blood pressure. Kiwi’s high level of potassium helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.
  • Helps boost the immune system: Kiwi’s high vitamin C content, along with other antioxidant compounds, has been proven to boost the immune system.
  •  Perfect fruit for diabetics: The fruit Kiwi is in the ‘low’ category for glycemic index, meaning it does not raise your blood sugar quickly. It has a glycemic load of 4, which means it is safe for people with diabetes.
  • Create Alkaline Balance: Kiwi has an abundant supply of minerals to replace the excess of acidic foods most individuals consume. Benefits of a properly acid/alkaline balanced body are youthful skin, deeper sleep, abundant physical energy, fewer colds, less arthritis, and reduced osteoporosis.
 
 
 

Health Benefits of Strawberries

  •  Helps to boost short-term memory: The anthocyanins in strawberries may help increase short-term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks.
  •  Inflammation: Strawberries lower blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a sign of inflammation in the body.
  • Lower cardiovascular disease: Strawberries contain Flavonoids,  which may lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Promote bone health: Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium, which are essential for bone health.
  • Anti-aging properties: Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build healthy hair and nails. They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.
  •  Good for weight loss: Strawberries contain nitrate, which promotes blood flow and oxygen in the body, which is terrific for weight loss.
  •  Promote eye health: Eating three or more servings of fruit such as strawberries may help lower the risk of macular degeneration.
 
 
 
 

Health Benefits of Blackberries

  • Berries may help prevent Parkinson’s: People who eat at least two servings of berries a week have a 25 percent less chance of developing Parkinson’s disease than their peers, according to research published in the journal Neurology.
  • Berries for lower blood pressure: Although no clinical trial has yet provided a berry prescription to fight high blood pressure, dietitians and physicians alike recommend a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables to keep numbers in line due to their antioxidant properties.
  • Fight cancer: Flavonoid-packed berries, such as blueberries and raspberries, may one day lead to more effective cancer prevention plan. Research published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis suggests that flavonoids and other compounds found in berries may help reduce colon cancer risk.
  • Alzheimer’s prevention: A berries antioxidants might be allies in the fight against the effects of age on the brain that might be behind changes leading to the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s by helping to clean up the damaging build-up of toxins over time.
  • Fight urinary tract infections: Cranberries are the berry we associate with urinary tract health,  nutrition-dense blueberries seem to be helpful as well in helping prevent Urinary Tract Infections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit is not only light on calories; it's simply a stunning looking meal to serve for any luncheon or light dinner

 

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit Ingredient List

  • Two -6-ounce chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
  • Four cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Two cups of arugula
  • One mango diced
  • Two kiwis sliced
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • balsamic vinegar and oil

 

 

 

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit is not only light on calories; it's simply a stunning looking meal to serve for any luncheon or light dinner

Grilled Chicken Salad with Healthy Fruits

hmccallum
Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit is not only light on calories; it’s simply a stunning looking show stopper light meal to serve for any luncheon or light dinner this late spring. Combining grilled chicken breast, organic salad greens, fresh blackberries, delicious red strawberries, kiwi, and freshly picked Florida mangoes to make a perfectly healthy salad you’ll enjoy time and time again.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 118 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 6-ounce Grilled boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups Organic Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 2 Mango diced
  • 2 Kiwi sliced
  • 1/2 cup Organic Blackberries
  • 1/2 cup Organic Blueberries
  • Balsamic vinegar and oil dressing to own taste

Instructions
 

  • Season and Grill 2-6-ounce chicken breasts till done. Once the grilled chicken is done slice the grilled chicken breasts into thin strips and reserve on a plate till needed.
  • Wash and chop romaine lettuce and arugula into the desired size for your salad.
  • Dice the mango, peel and slice 2 kiwis, slice enough strawberries to equal 1/2 of a cup.
  • Measure out 1/2 of a cup of blackberries and 1/2 of a cup of sliced strawberries.
  • Add to a large salad bowl romaine lettuce, arugula, diced mango, sliced kiwi, blackberries, strawberries, and grilled chicken. Lightly toss the salad careful not to break up the delicate fruits.
  • Serve with Balsamic and oil dressing or your favorite salad dressing immediately

Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 494mgFiber: 5gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 5410IUVitamin C: 88mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, Fruit, Grilled Chicken and Fruit Salad, organic, salad
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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    January 10, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I am so ready for a reset this month and this Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit looks perfect! So fresh and delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 14, 2020 at 6:18 am

      Good morning, Ms. Jenn, and thank you for stopping by and sharing positive feedback with me on the salad. Have a beautiful day.

  • Reply
    Lauren
    January 10, 2020 at 11:37 am

    My husband loves any and every salad that has fruit in it so this Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit one will definitely be on the menu soon!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 14, 2020 at 6:16 am

      Thank you, Lauran! I am thrilled to hear he will enjoy the recipe. Have a great day.

  • Reply
    TIsha
    January 10, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Love adding fruit to a salad! It gives it great texture and a great mixture of flavor! Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit will be on our menu.

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      hmccallum
      January 14, 2020 at 6:17 am

      Good morning and thank you, Tisha! I hope to hear back from you after you make the salad.

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    Cookilicious
    June 13, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Salads like these are so filling and hearty!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 10, 2020 at 11:29 am

      I totally agree with that statement! Thank you.

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    Krissy Allori
    June 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I love the fresh berries in this salad!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 10, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Berries are awesome in a salad! Thank you, Krissy.

  • Reply
    Annissa
    June 13, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    This salad recipe is perfect for summer! Great pictures!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 10, 2020 at 11:27 am

      Thank you, Anissa, it’s one of my favorites.

  • Reply
    Patty at Spoonabilities
    June 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    This salad looks so fresh and delicious! What a great healthy, wonderful salad. Delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 10, 2020 at 11:27 am

      Thank you Patty, I hope you enjoy the recipe.

  • Reply
    Caitlyn Erhardt
    June 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    This Grilled Chicken salad looks so healthy and delicious! Perfect for summer!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 10, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Thank you, Caitlyn! It’s a great tasting salad too!

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    Tami
    August 26, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Made this couldn’t use a few fruits due to allergies but still delicious.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 26, 2018 at 8:06 am

      Good morning, Tami, glad you still enjoyed the recipe. Sorry to hear about your allergies.

  • Reply
    Ben Hough
    August 26, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Great salad with a ton of flavor.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

      Thanks, Ben, this is a wonderful salad for lunch or even dinner. Glad you dropped by.

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