It’s almost fall, which makes for a tricky transition when it comes to seasonal eating. Fall produce is just starting to make an appearance on the grocery shelves but the weather still might feel a bit like summer. This meal is the best of both worlds: Chicken and Grape Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges. Light, tasty, warm and comforting, and with a simple change of the fruit this meal works any time of year!
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Chicken and Grape Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes:
Baby greens, chopped dates, shredded rotisserie chicken (or leftover roasted chicken), grapes, walnuts, Pecorino Romano and pomegranate seeds all drizzled in a homemade lemon poppyseed vinaigrette! Depending on the time of year you can sub out the pom seeds for raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries etc…whatever is in season.
The Sweet Potatoes:
The perfect accompaniment to this salad, these crispy oven baked sweet potatoes sure hit the spot…and the taste buds. Plus they are super easy to make and much healthier than restaurant fries! If you prefer white potatoes, check out my home fries here!
The Recipe: Chicken and Grape Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
What you need: a rimmed cookie sheet, unbleached parchment paper, and a good knife.
A delicious, quick and healthy meal made simple by using rotisserie chicken!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, separated
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 3 cups baby greens
- zest of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1/4 cup grapes, cut in half
- 6 pitted dates, roughly chopped
- handful pomegranate seeds, (or raspberries, blueberries, whatever is in season)
- Handful plain or candied walnuts
- 1/4 cup shredded pecorino romano
Preheat oven to 425 degrees, place oven rack in upper third of oven. Place parchment paper on rimmed cookie sheet, set aside
Peel potatoes and cut into wedges (thick side of wedge should be about a 1/2 inch thick)
Place potatoes on parchment covered baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil (about 2 tablespoons), toss
Sprinkle potatoes with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, toss again
Place potatoes in a single layer and pop in the oven, roast for 35-40 minutes or until edges are browned and crispy, turn once halfway through cooking
Whisk together 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, juice, honey, sea salt, pepper and poppy seeds
Shred chicken and cheese, chop dates, slice grapes, prepare berries etc...
Place greens on a platter, add all salad ingredients, toss with dressing right before serving
Plate and serve with potatoes
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Such an amazing salad! Love the addition of the roasted sweet potatoes for texture and flavor!
Everything about this salad is so good! It’s a full meal with so many flavors!
I also adore this salad…the sweet potatoes are just a bonus!
That salad sounds awesome! And so do those sweet potato wedges… I definitely wouldn’t be sharing. 🙂
Sharing is overrated:)
I love using grapes in savory dishes and this is no exception. Such a great combo of flavors and textures!
I’ve been wanting to add pomegranate with sweet potatoes into my salad and this is the kind of recipe I need. And I love how light the salad dressing is!
What a great idea adding grapes into the salad. I have never tried it.
I love berries in a salad but have not tried grapes before. My son might even eat a salad if I put grapes in it! I just can’t resist those sweet potato fries 🙂
I always love easy dinner ideas and this one looks so good, plus who can resist sweet potato fries?!
This recipe looks so incredible, healthy, and delicious. I’m so excited to have this for lunch!
All those amazing flavors in one dish! So drooling over this!
I have to ask…how do you have enough grapes in your house to make a salad with them? I can’t seem to buy enough! 😉 The Frenchman practially eats the entire bag before I get the groceries put away!
Maybe he’ll save me enough to make this delicious salad!
I guess I have enough because I buy them to make this salad, not giving my husband enough time to hijack them!
Looking forward to trying this super delightful recipe.
and.. sweet potato fries!