Food Fridays: Green Goddess Chicken Salad⁠

We’re closing out this month’s back-to-school lunch ideas with this Green Goddess Chicken Salad! If you’ve been wanting to make the viral green goddess salad, try out this heartier and bulked-up version! Perfect to make ahead and something the kids will love, even if it’s green and full of veggies! ⁠

If you’re tired of topping boring leafy greens with plain chicken, or don’t know what else to send your kids to school with other than the same old sandwiches, check out this recipe. There are so many ways to serve this chicken salad – for the kids, try rolling it up in a tortilla wrap or serve between two pieces of bread for an amped-up, veggie-packed sandwich. Or, serve alongside nacho-style chips for an easy, snackable lunch.⁠

Packed with whole fruits and veggies, including cabbage, apples and cucumbers, this recipe is light but won’t leave you hungry. Packed with protein thanks to the shredded chicken breast and nutritional yeast, and full of healthy fats from nuts, avocado and olive oil, this salad will leave you satiated and tide over until you get home from your busy work day. ⁠

Better yet – this recipe is already Whole30 friendly, paleo, gluten and grain free, and dairy free! Can’t send the kids with nuts? Try this recipe with sunflower seeds instead! Or serve as a healthy after-school snack. This recipe can be made ahead, and gets even better as it sits! ⁠


  • 2 chicken breasts, shredded

  • 1 cup green cabbage, finely chopped

  • 1 cup English cucumbers, finely chopped

  • 1 green apple, finely chopped

  • 2 bunches chives

  • 1/2 cup cilantro

  • 1/2 cup spinach

  • 1 1/2 large avocado

  • 1/4 cup walnuts

  • 1/4 cup cashews

  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 jalapeno

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 shallot

  • 2 limes

  • 1 lemon

  • salt + pepper


  1. Add your shredded chicken, chopped cabbage, cucumbers, and apples to a large bowl. Chop up half the chives and add those into the bowl.

  2. For the green goddess dressing, combine the rest of the ingredients in a food processor. The consistency should be like that of creamy pesto. If you need it thinner you can always add a dash of water.

  3. Pour the green goddess dressing over the bowl of chopped ingredients. Mix well and serve with tortilla chips, crackers, on a sandwich, or eat it plain!
Recipe from All Types Of Bowls.