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Melon chicken salad

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 25-35 Minutes
Total Time 35-45 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Chicken; Melon
Category Fruit; Poultry
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Subtype Salad
Cuisine American
Cook Method Baking; Grilling; Pan Searing; Poaching; Saut�ing
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Protein


  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar 

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 

  • 2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter 

  • 1 tablespoon honey 

  • 3/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil 

  • 3 cups (2 x 1/4-inch strips) honeydew melon 

  • 3 cups (2 x 1/4-inch strips) cantaloupe 

  • 2 cups (2 x 1/4-inch strips) daikon radish 

  • 1 cup (2 x 1/4-inch strips) English cucumber, peeled

  • 3 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups chicken breast 

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted, chopped



  • Cook the chicken using a preferred method. Once the chicken cools, shred.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the rice vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, and sesame oil. When well mixed, add the honeydew, cantaloupe, radish, cucumber, and green onion. Toss well to coat.

  • Put equal portions (approximately 2 cups) of the melon mixture onto 4 plates. Top each portion of the fruit mixture with 1/2 cup of chicken. Sprinkle approximately 1 tablespoon of cilantro and 1 1/2 teaspoons of walnuts onto each serving of the chicken salad. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 293 cal

  • Fat: 10g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.9g

  • Cholesterol: 48mg

  • Sodium: 383mg

  • Carbohydrate: 32g

  • Fiber: 4g

  • Protein: 23g