Moroccan Chicken Salad with Chimichurri Dressing

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A bold salad that captures all the fun and flavor of Moroccan cuisine!

When summer rolls around, all I want to eat is salad. I mean, we all love a good chicken salad, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit. Enter the Moroccan chicken salad. With spiced chicken and a unique blend of ingredients, it’s a fresh take on a classic dish.

While there is no shortage of salad recipes out there (as well as countless ways to mix things up off book), I often find myself falling into the same patterns when it comes to my salads. I’ll find one flavor palette or combination of ingredients and just keep repeating it for days on end.

This Moroccan Chicken Salad with Chimichurri Dressing was a recent attempt to get out of a salad rut. And let me tell you, it worked. Moroccan food has such a unique, zesty flavor, and this salad captures it perfectly. This pretty salad bursts with fresh, tangy flavor that will definitely free you from any salad rut.

Bright Medley of Colors and Flavors

This tasty Moroccan-inspired salad combines baby arugula with shredded carrots and cucumbers for a texture and flavor-rich bed of greens and veggies. Pomegranate seeds add additional color and a pop of sweet, tangy flavor. Feta and almonds complete this rich, sweet and savory salad.

For this salad, I use shredded chicken. Leftovers work great, so this recipe is a great one to keep in mind if you’re looking to use up leftover chicken.

Of course, if you’re looking for a meatless version, this salad is just as delicious sans chicken. Just leave it out and let the fresh ingredients and bold flavors speak for themselves!

Dress it Up!

Of course, this Moroccan chicken salad with chimichurri dressing wouldn’t be complete without, well, the chimichurri dressing.

This green, garlicky dressing is strong and zesty, and pairs perfectly with this bold, colorful salad. Along with the garlic, this chimichurri dressing gets its bold flavor from cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, and crushed red pepper. It’s a strong, Moroccan-inspired flavor that really brings this salad together and packs a punch.

If you’re looking to spice up your salad routine, this bold and colorful Moroccan chicken salad with chimichurri dressing will do just that. This fun, tasty salad is a unique way to enjoy clean eating, and a perfect summer salad recipe.

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Moroccan Chicken Salad with Chimichurri Dressing

This bright and fun salad brings different Moroccan flavors together to create a delicious bite of food.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups salad with 2 tablespoons dressing
Course Salad
Cuisine Moroccan
Author SkinnyMs.


For the Chimichurri Dressing

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup cilantro fresh
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of crushed red pepper

For the Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups boneless and skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded (leftovers work great)
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup carrot shredded
  • 1 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles fat-free
  • 1/4 cup almonds chopped


For the Chimichurri Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and well mixed. Set aside

For the Salad

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss. Divide into serving bowls and drizzle about 1 to 2 tablespoons of Chimichurri Dressing over top. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups salad with 2 tablespoons dressing | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords High Protein, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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  1. This was SO delicious! I used dried cranberries instead of pomegranate seeds because that is what I had on hand. The unique flavors went together really well. So glad I found this website as I have made several recipes and they have all been great. It has really helped me with my attempts at eating more “clean.”

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