Chicken Niçoise Salad

Chicken Niçoise Salad

A variation of a popular dish from the south of France, this salad is a meal all on its own. Perfect to serve on a hot summer day. I chose cooked chicken breast, but traditional fresh or canned tuna is also very tasty. This salad can be made meatless as well.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 284 kcal


  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked, sliced into strips
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Red or yellow bell peppers roasted
  • ¾ lb Fingerling potatoes
  • ¾ lb Green beans steamed
  • ½ lb Cherry tomatoes sliced in half lengthwise
  • ½ cup Pitted Niçoise olives sliced in half lengthwise
  • 3 Hard boiled eggs cooled and quartered lengthwise
  • 3 tbsp Capers drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh chives snipped


  • In a bowl whisk together garlic, vinegar, and olive oil and pour over the warm potatoes, green beans, and bell peppers.
  • Toss in cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, salt, and pepper.
  • Allow veggies to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Arrange on a platter, top with with the chicken, eggs, and fresh parsley.
  • For picnics, place salad in an air tight container and place in a cooler.


Darcy’s Details

When making salads with potatoes, be sure to add the vinaigrette to warm potatoes. The vinegar will soak into the warm potatoes enhancing the flavors of the salad.


Calories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 14gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 763mgPotassium: 720mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2145IUVitamin C: 81mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
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