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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Fruit and Chicken

Enjoy a tasty Shaved Brussels Sprouts Chicken Salad with Fruit and a Sweet Honey Dijon Dressing!

A brussels sprouts salad in a white bowl with a gold fork.

Yum! This is the kind of salad you would find at a restaurant. On a bed of shaved Brussels sprouts, protein packed marinated chicken, crunchy walnuts, sweet crispy apples and tart pomegranate. All drizzled with a homemade honey Dijon mustard vinaigrette. 

All the best of fall favorite ingredients in one salad bowl! While this recipe has protein and fiber filled ingredients, you can use it as a main or side dish with any meal. Enjoy it right at home!

A bowl of brussels sprouts salad with oil on the side.

How to Shred Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are easy to shred! You don’t need to remove the core.

  • Rinse: Start by giving a good rinse and remove any discolored leaves.
  • Shred: You could use a sharp knife thinly vertically and slice Brussels sprouts, or use a mandoline slicer.
  • Wash: After slicing, place in a large bowl and wash with cold water, then rinse well.

Is vinaigrette hard to make? 

In two words, very simple. Use a light olive oil when making vinaigrette. For a Dijon Honey dressing, all you need to do is add Dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey and olive oil with salt and pepper into a small bowl. Give it a good whisk and it’s ready.

Key Ingredients

brussels sprouts salad ingredients- lemon, parmesan, pomegranate, honey, garlic, apple, mustard, salt, walnuts, chicken breast, olive oil, brussels sprouts, pepper, thyme, and lemon zest.

Chicken: Chicken breast. Make sure to marinade the chicken in oil, garlic, thyme, salt, black pepper, and lemon zest for extra flavors.

Brussels sprouts: Check above to see how to rinse and shred.

Fruit: Apples (any variety), pomegranate add a tart and sweet crunch.

Nuts: Speaking of crunch, add in walnuts for a nutty flavor (love nuts in a salad)

Cheese please, optional but recommended.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Step 1: Flatten chicken

Pound chicken breasts a few times to make an even thickness.

Raw chicken breasts on a wooden board covered in plastic wrap.

Step 2: Mix the marinade

Mix all ingredients of the marinade in a ziplock bag. Add chicken and coat it evenly in spices. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Marinating chicken in a plastic bag.

Step 3: Grill chicken

Preheat the grill pan and cook marinated chicken for 3 min per every side.

Chicken breasts grilling on a pan.

Step 4: Let it cool

Let the chicken cool down and slice into ¼ inch pieces.

Sliced grilled chicken on a wooden board.

Step 5: Shred Brussels sprouts

Halve each Brussels sprout vertically and slice thinly.

Shaved brussels sprouts on a cutting board.

Step 6: Make the dressing

Whisk all ingredients for the dressing.

Dressing ingredients- dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and salt.

Step 7: Toss and enjoy

Toss all salad ingredients and drizzle with the dressing.

Brussels sprouts salad in a white bowl.

Expert Tips

  • Shave the Brussels sprouts first before preparing the rest of the ingredients. This makes salad assembly easy!
  • Enjoy the salad dressing over different salads, not just this one! It’s a delicious combination with other fresh ingredients. 
  • Choose the type of apples you like for this recipe. The flavor of the salad changes whether you use granny smith or honeycrisp apples.
  • Use feta cheese or shaved parmesan slices for the best cheese additions to this salad!
  • To serve Brussels sprouts at the Christmas dinner table, this salad recipe is a delicious way to do that!

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

While you can shave the Brussels sprouts in advance, assemble the salad and add dressing just before serving to maintain freshness.

Can I substitute the chicken with another protein?

Yes, grilled shrimp, salmon, or tofu are excellent alternatives to chicken.

A bowl of brussels sprouts salad with more sprouts on the side.

Here are some more chicken salads to create at home:

Other Brussels sprouts recipes

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brussels sprouts salad put together with apples and pomegranate in a white bowl.

Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Chicken Salad and Fruit and Nuts

A tasty Shaved Brussel Sprouts Chicken Salad with Fruit and a Sweet Honey Dijon Dressing! 
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings2 People
Calories: 953kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 red apple
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, sliced

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Salad Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Pound chicken breasts a few times to make an even thickness.
    2 chicken breasts,
    raw chicken breasts on a wooden cutting board with plastic wrap.
  • Mix all ingredients of the marinade in a ziplock bag. Add chicken and coat it evenly in spices. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 large garlic cloves,, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 tsp lemon zest
    chicken breasts in a plastic bag with marinade.
  • Preheat the grill pan and cook marinated chicken for 3 min per every side.
    grilled chicken on a black pan.
  • Let the chicken cool down and slice into ¼ inch pieces.
    sliced marinated grilled chicken on a cutting board.
  • Halve each Brussels sprout vertically and slice thinly.
    1 lb Brussels sprouts
    brussels sprouts chopped on a wooden board.
  • Whisk all ingredients for the dressing.
    ¼ cup olive oil, ½ lemon,, 1 tsp honey, ½ tsp Dijon mustard, salt,, black pepper,
    dressing ingredients olive oil lemon salt pepper honey and dijon mustard.
  • Toss all salad ingredients and drizzle with the dressing.
    1 red apple, ¼ cup walnuts,, ¼ cup pomegranate seeds, ¼ cup parmesan cheese,
    salad in a bowl with a gold fork on the side on a grey towel.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 953kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 34g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1700mg | Potassium: 2006mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1957IU | Vitamin C: 219mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 6mg
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