Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes

This hearty, protein-packed wheat berry chicken salad is full of spring flavors including asparagus, artichokes and creamy goat cheese.

Wheat Berry Chicken Salad with Asparagus, Artichokes and Goat Cheese - The Lemon Bowl


Wheat berries make me happy. No really, they do. So happy that they are the reason I started this blog four years ago next month! Fast forward to today I’m still here creating delicious wheat berry recipes. (Old habits die hard?)

Wheat Berries - The Lemon Bowl

If you’ve never tried wheat berries, I urge you to swap them out for the usual rice, oats or pasta in your next meal. Chewier than brown rice and more flavorful than quinoa, I love the added texture they bring to any dish.

Why are wheat berries good for you?

Excellent Source of Fiber: Just one serving has 6 grams of fiber which helps slow digestion and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Protein-Packed: Unlike refined carbs such as white rice, pasta, or bread, wheat berries contain 6 grams of protein per serving. Protein + fiber = feel fuller longer.

Antioxidant-Rich: The consumption of wheat berries can reduce your risks of developing certain types of cancer thanks to the plant estrogens (phytoestrogens.)

Chicken Wheat Berry Salad - The Lemon Bowl

When I created this salad, we had leftover grilled asparagus on hand but feel free to use any fresh or grilled vegetables you need to use up. This salad is extremely versatile and tastes best when made with the freshest produce you can find.

Your fork is waiting.

Chicken Wheat Berry Salad - The Lemon Bowl

Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad

4.20 stars average
This hearty, protein-packed wheat berry chicken salad is full of spring flavors including asparagus, artichokes and creamy goat cheese.
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
TOTAL: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces cooked chicken breast (cubed)
  • ¾ cup uncooked wheat berries (prepared according to package instructions)
  • 2 celery stalks (minced)
  • 1 cup grilled asparagus (diced)
  • ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup red onion (minced)
  • 4 in artichoke hearts water (drained and roughly chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ounce crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place cooked wheat berries in a medium bowl and add chicken, celery, asparagus, tomatoes, red onion and artichoke hearts. Toss to combine.
  • Add lemon juice, olive oil, goat cheese and toss again until goat cheese starts to emulsify into the dressing.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 32.9gProtein: 19.5gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 1.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 419mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 2.9g

Disclaimer: Bob’s Red Mill has compensated me for my time to develop this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to create quality content. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own. 

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42 responses to “Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad”

  1. Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer

    I made this with farro instead because that’s easier to find. This had zero flavor. That being said, I love the texture of the farro! If I make this again I’ll use a flavored goat cheese.

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.