Winter Chicken Salad with Tangy Miso Dressing Recipe

Winter Chicken Salad with Tangy Miso Dressing Recipe

How To Make Winter Chicken Salad with Tangy Miso Dressing

Serve a light and satisfying meal with this chicken salad. It’s tossed with lettuce, mandarins, and avocado in cider vinegar and miso dressing.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 16 minutes
Total: 41 minutes



For the Salad:

  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1headbutter lettuce,washed and dried
  • 1handfularugula,or watercress, washed and dried
  • 1small large bulb fennel,(1 small or ½ large), very thinly sliced
  • 3seedless mandarins,peeled, cut into wheels, and pulled into pieces
  • 1small avocado,diced

For the Miso Dressing:

  • ¼cupextra-virgin olive oil,plus 2 tsp
  • 1tbspwhite miso paste
  • 1tbspapple cider vinegar,plus 2 tsp
  • 1tsphoney
  • 2scallions,white and light green parts only, finely chopped
  • ½tspground cumin


  1. Lay the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Use a mallet or the side of a rolling pin to pound the thicker end of the breasts, so they’re about the same thickness along the whole breast.

  2. Season on both sides with salt and freshly ground pepper.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over medium in a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet. Cook for about 8 minutes the chicken until nicely browned on one side and opaque halfway up the side.

  4. Flip and cook on the second side for another 8 minutes until no longer pink in the center.

  5. Transfer to a cutting board to rest for at least 5 minutes. Cut across the grain in ⅓-inch-thick slices.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the miso, apple cider vinegar, honey, scallions, and cumin until smooth. Continue to whisk drizzling in the remaining olive oil.

  7. Toss the lettuce, arugula, and fennel in a large bowl with just enough dressing to lightly coat. Transfer to 4 serving bowls.

  8. Tuck the avocado, mandarins, and chicken slices into the bowls and dribble a little more dressing over them. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 857.27kcal
  • Fat: 60.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.64g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 36.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.67g
  • Fiber: 11.50g
  • Sugar: 13.92g
  • Protein: 53.19g
  • Cholesterol: 145.15mg
  • Sodium: 1397.29mg
  • Calcium: 164.00mg
  • Potassium: 1687.92mg
  • Iron: 5.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 272.23µg
  • Vitamin C: 38.12mg
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