Rosemary Chicken Salad with Spinach

Rosemary Chicken Salad is an herbal tasty delight that is both delicious and easy to make. Cooked chicken, flavored with rosemary and green onions, is tossed with a light mayonnaise and served over a spinach salad. It’s the perfect healthy lunch to start the new year.

Rosemary Chicken Salad | 2 Cookin Mamas Our healthy Rosemary Chicken Salad is easy to make and, when served over our spinach salad, is packed with lean protein, fiber and important antioxidants. #recipe

My husband and I are determined to start eating healthier meals in the new year. This week, we began by developing a 3-day healthy meal menu that will get us headed in the right direction. I was inspired by a menu I saw on the Cooking Light site and knew I could fix similar meals that were light & healthy.

Rosemary Chicken Salad 1 | 2 Cookin Mamas

This morning we had some yummy eggs with tomatoes and basil and a banana. Perfectly delicious and filled us up until lunch. For lunch, I wanted to make a salad of some sort and couldn’t decide between Chicken Walnut Salad, Hearty Quinoa Salad or this Rosemary Chicken Salad. Obviously you know what won out. 🙂

Rosemary Chicken Salad ingredients | 2 Cookin Mamas

This chicken salad is super easy to make especially when starting with an already prepared rotisserie chicken. I have made it before with leftover grilled chicken and roasted turkey and it’s just as yummy.

Rosemary Chicken Salad closeup | 2 Cookin Mamas

I added green onions and fresh rosemary to the salad but you can also sub regular onions and add some celery as well. By serving it over spinach and tomatoes you add the all-important vegetable component to the meal. These vegetables help supply antioxidants, fiber, iron and other important vitamins and minerals while the salad dressing provides healthy fat and the chicken, lean protein.

Rosemary Chicken Salad bite | 2 Cookin Mamas

So what are you waiting for, whip some up and have for your lunches during the week. You’ll feel better knowing you’re doing something good for your overall health.


Total Time
20 mins
An easy & flavorful salad that combines lean protein with plenty of greens for a heart healthy lunch.
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Chicken Salad
  • 2-1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped (or 1 rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonaisse
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (optional)
  • Salt & pepper
Spinach Salad
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 24 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled & chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons light vinaigrette or oil & vinegar
  1. To prepare chicken salad, mix all ingredients and stir well.
  2. When ready to serve, divide ingredients for spinach salad, except for vinaigrette, into 4 bowls.
  3. Sprinkle each bowl of spinach with 1 tablespoon salad dressing.
  4. Place equal amounts of chicken salad on top of spinach and serve.




Rosemary Chicken Salad with Spinach

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