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Meal Prep Golden Glow Chicken Salad

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Meal Prep Golden Glow Chicken Salad is an easy, healthy make-ahead meal that you can prep ahead and take on the go. Make it with chicken, or any protein you like!
Servings 3 -6


  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey omit for whole30
  • 2 teaspoons mild curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Salad

  • 2 cups cooked diced protein e.g., chicken, hard boiled egg, canned + drained tuna, chickpeas
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1 cup diced green apple
  • 1 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup roasted salted sunflower seeds


  • Make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey, curry powder and salt in a small bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until well combined.
  • Make the salad by combining the protein, cucumber, apple, bell pepper, and green onion in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  • Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes for the flavors to absorb.
  • Serve and enjoy immediately, topped with sunflower seeds, or cover and store for up to 5 days, with sunflowers seeds as a topping.


Leftover chicken works really well in this recipe. I like using leftovers from 5-Ingredient Instant Pot “Rotisserie” Chicken
Use any cooked protein you like: chicken, hard boiled egg, canned + drained tuna, or chickpeas for a vegetarian option
Add the sunflower seeds at the end to avoid them getting soggy