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Roast Chicken Salad on a white plate with balsamic vinegar in the top left corner
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Roast Chicken Salad

Roast Chicken Salad is quick and easy to prepare with a simple zingy balsamic vinegar dressing! This epic roast chicken salad is made from a store bought rotisserie chicken ticking all of the boxes with convenience and taste! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: chicken salad, roast chicken salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Chopping board
  • Standard chopping knife
  • Large platter or salad bowl
  • Servers
  • Small bowl for dressing


Roast Chicken Salad

  • 1 whole roast chicken Note 1
  • 120 grams rocket leaves Note 2
  • 425 grams beetroot drained, not rinsed Note 3
  • 400 grams lentils drained and rinsed, Note 4
  • 250 grams cherry tomatoes Note 5
  • 1 continental cucumber
  • 1 bunch shallots
  • 1 cup croutons Note 6
  • balsamic vinegar to serve


Roast Chicken Salad

  • Place your roast chicken on a chopping board, remove any stuffing and strings and then begin to carve it and remove it from the carcass
  • Use a knife to slice the cucumber, finely chop the shallots and cut the cherry tomatoes in halves.
  • Begin to bring the salad together, starting with the rocket leaves, then the cucumber, lentils, beetroot, cherry tomatoes, shallots and croutons
  • When ready to serve dress salad with balsamic vinegar and toss.



  • Note 1 I use a store bought roast chicken as it is SO easy and saves time cooking a chicken
  • Note 2 Rocket leaves have a peppery bitter taste and are a great addition to many recipes. If you like you can substitute spinach leaves for the rocket. 
  • Note 3 This is a standard tin of beetroot. My favourite is the diced style, but you can also use sliced or beetroot balls, whichever is your favourite! 
  • Note 4 This is a standard tin of lentils. So if you grab a jar or a tin, drain and use them, don't worry if you get a 420 gram tin for example, use them all as to not waste them (or have the dreaded small amount of them leftover in the fridge!) 
  • Note 5 This is a standard punnet of cherry tomatoes 
  • Note 6 I do make my own croutons and it is fun and easy (loads of garlic) but if in a hurry, grab the ones from the store as it doesn't get much easier than that!! (x)
  • Note 7 For the balsamic vinegar is it VERY STRONG in flavour and you only need a little bit. 2 - 3 tablespoons for the whole salad is enough an drizzle it out so it doesn't sit just in one pool of liquid. 


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 728IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 6mg