Winter Roasted Veggie and Chicken Chopped Salad

This winter chopped salad is packed with plenty of roasted veggies, chicken, walnuts and orange slices! Finished with a delicious honey lemon dressing!

A glass mixing bowl filled with Winter Chopped Salad.

Gooood morning! I apologize for the lack of a post yesterday per my usual schedule. The obsessive planner in me died a little bit inside.

But I’m still in computer limbo right now and it’s totally stressing me out.

However, the lovely people at the genius bar *may* be able to fix my computer, which would be awesome. So for now, we wait.

Anywho, I’m currently working from my laptop and holding off on starting to transfer anything since it hopefully won’t be necessary.

My eyes are also going batty since I’m not used to editing photos on this computer and I swear it all looks completely different on this screen.

Small bowls filled with different components of Winter Chopped Salad.

About This Winter Chopped Salad

But, I digress. Let’s talk about this winter veggie and chicken chopped salad.

You’re actually getting this post earlier than planned since the photos were still sitting on my camera and I hadn’t yet downloaded them to my busted computer. Which means you can have this delicious salad in your belly now!

So this salad actually started just as a way to use up some extra veggies I had hanging out in my fridge. And then we realized how much we liked it, I wrote it down / made a few changes and boom! Here it is to share with you.

It’s one of those salads that doesn’t feel heavy, yet at the same time fills you up quite nicely.

The base of the salad is a combo of roasted winter-ish veggies – like brussels sprouts, butternut squash and a little red onion.

There’s also some chicken and walnuts for a little protein and a light lemon-y dressing to tie it all together.

It’s finished off with a touch of shaved parmesan, which adds the perfect salty bite.

Now, I also added in some orange segments since I like a little sweetness and/or tartness in my salads (and I also can’t get enough of citrus right now), but the husband liked this salad better without it.

So in or out … you can’t go wrong.

A white plate filled with Winter Chopped Salad with a fork in the dish.

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Winter Roasted Veggie and Chicken Chopped Salad

Winter Roasted Veggie and Chicken Chopped Salad

Yield: about 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Recipe for winter veggie and chicken chopped salad. With plenty of roasted veggies, chicken, walnuts, orange and a lemon dressing!

Ingredients

For the veggies:

  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 cups cubed (¾ inch chunks) butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

For the chicken:

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • salt and pepper, for sprinkling
  • about 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper, or to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil

For assembling:

  • 5 to 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce (about 2 hearts of romaine)
  • 1 large orange, peeled and segmented (regular, blood or cara cara)
  • ½ cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • shaved parmesan, for garnish

Instructions

To make the veggies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Add the red onion, brussels sprouts and butternut squash to a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and honey, then sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Toss to combine then spread in an even layer.
  3. Bake for about 22 to 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until tender and starting to brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.

To make the chicken:

  1. Meanwhile, season the chicken chunks generously with the salt and pepper.
  2. Set a large skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. When hot, add the chicken to the pan. Toss to coat and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, until cooked through and browned on all sides. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.

To make the dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil until well combined.

To assemble:

  1. Add the chopped lettuce to a large bowl. Add in the orange segments, walnuts, then the roasted veggies and chicken. Toss to combine. Add in the desired amount of dressing and toss again. Top with a little bit of shaved parmesan. Serve immediately.

Notes

Prep time will be less if you use pre-cut butternut squash.

Rotisserie chicken would also be a great sub if you don't feel like cooking the chicken!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 319mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 15g Protein: 17g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.