Shredded Chicken Salad

shredded chicken salad on a plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

With a few extra ingredients, this simple salad goes from light to hearty, but still healthy.


  • Salt

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

  • 2 red bell peppers

  • 3 scallions

  • 1 cucumber

  • Quick Peanut Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts


  1. In a skillet, bring 1 cup salted water to a simmer. Add chicken, cover, and cook over low heat 5 minutes. Turn off heat; let steam 5 minutes. Shred chicken with a fork.

  2. Cut lettuce and bell peppers into strips; slice scallions. Quarter cucumber lengthwise; slice thinly. Combine vegetables and chicken; season with salt.

  3. Toss with peanut vinaigrette and peanuts.

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