Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

By Leslie Blythe  , , ,   

July 11, 2017

This Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing is a great salad to serve on a hot summer's night. I've always loved things you can made ahead.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings


1Mix the chicken and broccoli and then add the cranberries, almonds, sunflower seeds, and cheese.

2In a bowl, whisk together the mayo, red wine vinegar, sugar, zest of one lemon, salt and pepper and about 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Then whisk in the poppy seeds.

3Toss the dressing with the salad and place in the fridge to marinate for 15-30 minutes.


2 cups chicken, chopped (rotisserie chicken is a great option)

2 cups fresh broccoli, blanched and cut into small pieces

¾ cup dried cranberries

½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

½ cup sunflower seeds, toasted, salted

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, cubed


1 cup mayo

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

1 large lemon

salt and pepper, to taste

½ tablespoon poppy seeds


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