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Citrus Chicken Salad

For Wednesday’s lunch, utilize leftover chicken from Tuesday’s pizza night as the protein in this refreshing—and refreshingly simple—lunch salad. An orange is used two ways here: in a fragrant citrus dressing and as part of the salad itself. Add in your favorite salad veggies like crunchy cukes and creamy avocado for a filling lunch in literal minutes.

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Citrus Chicken Salad by Misfits Market

Citrus Chicken Salad

  • Author: Misfits Market
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



For the Dressing

  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice (about of 1 fresh orange)
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper


For the Salad

  • Lettuce
  • Leftover chicken and red onion from Skillet BBQ Chicken Pizza, sliced
  • Remaining orange, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • Optional: sliced avocado, cheese (such as feta, blue, or cotija), for serving


  1. For the dressing: Whisk olive oil, orange juice, and honey until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then set aside.
  2. Arrange lettuce on a plate. Top with chicken, orange slices, red onion, and cucumbers, and avocado and cheese if using. Dress with orange vinaigrette and serve.

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