Cook/ Easy Weeknight

Honey & Mustard Marinated Chicken Salad

This is one of my favourite go to recipes for a tasty make a head lunch.  I won’t lie, the hero of this dish really is the honey & mustard marinated chicken recipe, after all, it doesn’t take a genius to make a nice bed of salad! However, this did give me the chance to test out my new mandolin and make it all look pretty!

honey and mustard chicken salad in a bowl

Honey & Mustard Marinade for Chicken

Honey & mustard marinade is a classic bedfellow for some tender chicken. It’s tangy, sweet and dead easy to make.  Time to add a little interest to your dull salad!  My marinade leaves you with a really nice thick coating once the chicken is cooked.   Make a bigger batch and use it as easy lunch meal prep throughout the week.

Healthy Honey & Mustard Marinated Chicken

If you are like me, healthy eating doesn’t always float my boat. But, this honey and mustard marinated chicken is so flavoursome that it will help keep you right on track with all of those good intentions! Load your plate your with wholesome salad and veggies and top with the protein rich marinated chicken and it will keep you satisfied for the rest of the day.  If you are looking for something a bit more decadent than salad, why not make an awesome honey and mustard marinated chicken sandwich?!

close up of a piece of honey and mustard marinated chicken in a salad

If you are looking for more salad recipes, why not check out my Trout & Chorizo Potato Salad or my Halloumi Fries on a Strawberry and Rocket Salad

5 from 2 votes
honey and mustard chicken salad in a bowl
Honey & Mustard Marinated Chicken on a Raw Salad
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Marinade time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This marinated honey and mustard chicken is the perfect accompaniment to a fresh salad

Course: Appetizer, entree, Salad
Cuisine: American, british
Keyword: easy recipe, healthy, meal prep
Servings: 3
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Slow The Cook Down
For the chicken:
  • 400 g diced chicken breast
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
For the salad
  • Few big handfuls of baby spinach
  • 8 radishes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 courgette
  • handful of walnut halves
  • vine cherry tomatoes
  1. In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, mustard, honey, garlic and lemon juice.  Combine well.  Add in the chicken pieces and insure they are well covered in the mixture.  Cover in cling film and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours, to let the flavours develop.

  2. I used a mandolin to slice the salad ingredients, it looks pretty on the final plate, but of course you can just use a knife.  I placed a layer of spinach at the bottom and the layered up the cucumber, radishes and peppers,  I sliced the courgettes lengthways to create ribbons (very on trend right now!) and then sprinkled the walnuts over the top to  bring in some extra texture.
  3. When you are ready to cook the chicken, heat a large frying pan on a medium-high heat.  No need to add any oil.  Place the chicken and all of the marinade into the pan and cook for around 10 minutes until the chicken is ready.  Keep stirring so that the honey doesn't stick to the pan.
  4. Place the chicken on top of the salad and serve up.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are an estimation based on one serving



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  • Reply
    January 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I love the idea of a warm grilled chicken on a crisp raw salad! Perfect!

  • Reply
    January 25, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Ill admit I had to look up what a courgette was! That made me love this salad even more! Your salad is so pretty, and the fact that it has all of my favorite things in it AND honey mustard chicken? WINNING!!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      February 5, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Ha ha! Excuse my Britishness!

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