Pizza Chicken Salad

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One day when I was preparing my husband and I a BBQ flatbread pizza, I got to thinking about what side to make. It was then that I realized that pizza is always sure to taste good with one particular side… a salad. As the week went on and I was preparing a salad  for that night’s dinner, I thought to myself, why not do bring this wonderful combination together but in reverse!?! The results were something heavenly, as pizza and salad are clearly a match made in heaven!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 10-15 minutes.


Place lettuce on a plate, (or in a bowl). Wash and cut tomatoes and onion, and place on salad. Warm chicken through (if not already warm), and place on salad.


Microwave pepperonis on a paper towel for 30-60 seconds, or until crisp like bacon. Crumble pepperonis evenly over salad.


Sprinkle seasoning over salad, followed by parmesan cheese. Warm pizza sauce in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and pour over salad just before serving, (this will melt the parmesan cheese just a bit…Yum!) Top with additional toppings or veggies if desired!


2 cups Lettuce of Choice
4 oz (about 1/2 cup) Chicken breast, cooked and sliced into strips
1/4 cup Cherry or grape tomatoes
1/8 cupRed onion, sliced thin
1/8 cupParmesan cheese, grated
1/8 cup Pizza sauce (or marinara sauce of choice)
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (or 2 tsp dried basil, 2 tsp dried oregano)
4Turkey pepperonis
Optional: Toppings: steamed broccoli (or veggies of choice)

Katie's Tip!

Hold onto your hats...This may just be your new favorite way to prepare a salad! It is SOOO good!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Salad (with 4 oz chicken)
217 Calories
6.5 g Fat
4 g Carbohydrate
1 g Fiber
1 g Sugar
33 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said:

Love the flavor combination!

May 30th, 2012 — 10:32am  |  Reply

Kara @Nutritious-n-Delicious said:

Man oh man do I love your pizza recipes!

May 30th, 2012 — 10:37am  |  Reply

Allison said:

This looks great! Thank you so much for sharing! You are such an inspiration!

May 30th, 2012 — 10:43am  |  Reply

Riley said:

OMG! I just made this for lunch because I happened to have all the ingredients but the parm. cheese in my fridge already! This was so yummy and filling and I didn’t even use the pepperonis (because I don’t like them). Great recipe! Will definitely be a keeper.

BTW- My mom and I have tried 5 or 6 of your recipes so far and have been SO incredibly happy with all of them. We love your site!

May 30th, 2012 — 2:02pm  |  Reply

Jillian said:

I just love you! Lol…no, but really. I have made so many of your recipes (shakes, muffins, snacks and entrees), and I truly have not had ONE that wasn’t fantastic. You have such consistency with the quality of your recipes, which I don’t find on every food blog. So, thank you! Can’t wait to try this one.

May 30th, 2012 — 3:14pm  |  Reply

Tiffany Buss said:

I just made this tonight for dinner for my husbnad and me and it was AMAZING!! We topped it with roasted broccoli and it went so well together. I have to admit I wasn’t sure how the pizza sauce would taste on the lettuce, but it literally tasted like a yummy pizza! Thank you for all of your healthy, delicious, and best of all easy to make recipes. They have truly changed the way I cook for my family and I refer to your website daily for our meals. Thank you!!!!! When is your cookbook coming out – I can’t wait!!

June 1st, 2012 — 11:40pm  |  Reply

Michelle said:

This is delicious, thanks for sharing!

June 16th, 2012 — 1:47pm  |  Reply

Katelyn Bellingham said:

I just had this for dinner and I have to say, I was truly blown away. I felt like I was eating pizza AND a salad. I have some chicken sausages in the fridge that I’ve been wondeirng what to do with. I am thinking maybe I’ll cook them and sub one sausage for the chicken in this recipe. Thank you so much! What an amazing healthy dinner!

July 21st, 2012 — 4:50pm  |  Reply

Wendy said:

This looks like it will be a hit with my family. I can only find sliced turkey pepperoni at my grocery store. How many slices should I use per serving?

August 30th, 2012 — 11:38pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:


August 31st, 2012 — 5:19am  | 

cass603 said:


I was wondering what kind of pizza suace you used?

September 12th, 2012 — 12:14pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

any will work…i used the squeeze bottle

September 12th, 2012 — 1:29pm  | 

Brandi said:

Making this tonight!

June 10th, 2013 — 12:05pm  |  Reply

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