Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
15 mins

This healthy Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad is topped with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It’s easy to make and packed with flavor!

A Bowl of Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Salad Beside a Bottle of Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe

So … basically I’m feeling like an emotional wreck! Do you ever have days like that or am I alone?

I have to say its not my fault though. I’m on these pills to get me preggers and they basically trick my body into producing more estrogen. But still… its definitely sucks to feel like you’re not “in control” of your emotions.

I’m just feeling super irritable one minute and then the next I want to cry. Super normal right?!? {crying in the corner}

So all in all.. I’m a real buddle of joy. {sorry hubbie :)}

Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad in a bowl alongside a carafe of Balsamic Vinaigrette

Anywho, this morning on the way to work I was crying in the car.

What you don’t cry on the way to work? Pppff .. weirdo!

A song came on and the lyrics just hit me to the core:

Got so much on your mind
Nothing’s really going right
Looking for a ray of hope
Whatever it is you may be going through
I know He’s not gonna let it get the best of you

You’re an overcomer
Stay in the fight ‘til the final round
You’re not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it’s hopeless
That’s when He reminds You
That you’re an overcomer
You’re an overcomer

Everybody’s been down
Hit the bottom, hit the ground
Ooh, you’re not alone
Just take a breath, don’t forget
Hang on to His promises
He wants You to know
You’re an overcomer

A Feta Chicken Salad Being Drizzled with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

With all the crazy stuff that has been going on this past year I know that He still holds me in the palm of his hand. Even though sometimes the world feels like its caving in on me, he still whispers to me “I’m here.”  Such HOPE instead of a feeling of despair.

Towards the end of the song I just found myself fist pumping in the car and believing…  I’M AN OVERCOMER! 🙂

A Chopped Salad in a Bowl with Walnuts, Chicken and Green Apple Slices

Speaking of overcomer!

This Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad will definitely overcome any issues or dislike of “rabbit food” aka Salad that you might have.

My husband now claims that this is hands down his favorite salad recipe that I’ve made. Which is funny because the last salad I made thats what he said.  So either he has short term memory loss or… I am just that amazing of a cook and just keep out doing myself. bahaha… 🙂

But for real! This salad has everything you want in a salad. Vegetables, fruit, protein, dairy, nuts, and a tangy sweet vinaigrette. Basically .. its gonna rock your socks off and you need to go make it now!

A Serving of Chopped Salad with Crumbled Feta Cheese As Seen From Above

A Bowl of Chicken Feta Salad on a Metal Serving Tray

A Bowl of Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Salad Beside a Bottle of Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 1x
  • category Category: Salad
  • method Method: Bowl
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This healthy Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad is topped with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It’s easy to make and packed with flavor!



  • 10 oz. of fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts
  • 1 cup of black or red grapes, halved
  • 3/4 cup of granny smith apples, diced
  • 3/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, diced

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoon of mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, balsamic vinegar, dry basil, honey, salt & pepper. Slowly add in olive oil. Mix until emulsified {thick and you can’t see the oil & vinegar separation}
  2. In a large salad bowl, add spinach, walnuts, grapes, chicken, and feta cheese.
  3. Serve with dressing on the side. 🙂

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32 Responses
  1. Laura O|Petite Allergy Treats

    Beautiful salad as always! Hang in there girl! (and hubby) You are a strong women, wife and mom who will overcome any obstacle in life. <3

  2. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Girl, you ARE an overcomer!! You must be a “K-Love” fan!! (or is that just a local radio station, I’m not sure…..) Anyway, hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Take this salad for instance!!! This looks like a real pick-me-upper. It looks so fresh, juicy and good-for-you-yummy!!! I am all over it! 🙂 🙂

  3. Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

    I’m a huge fan of apples in salad so this sounds so delicious! And hang in there… Estrogen and hormones do crazy things! I haven’t been myself in 3 years due to having two kids and breastfeeding. I can’t wait to feel like a normal rational person again!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      haha… I know. Pregnancy, having to be sleep deprived while taking care of a baby, and then breastfeeding will do that to ya. 🙂

  4. Zainab

    There are songs in the car that just get to me!! The first time I heard Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream” I was driving home from work and I just balled. It just made me think of losing my husband. SO I totally get it!!

  5. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    I love this salad it just looks so tasty. I have everything except olives and think this is gonna be my dinner!
    Just so you know…I’m crying all the time for no apparent reason. Haha It’s tough to be a female 😀 Best of luck to you, Krista.

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