Avocado-Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

A plate of chicken and greens slathered in honey mustard
Number of Servings: 
6 to 8
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  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp prepared Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 Tbsp champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 12 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 cups diced rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1 cup diced honeydew melon
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 8 cup torn butter lettuce
  • 12 cup cashews, coarsely chopped


  1. Whisk together the honey, mustard, vinegar, lemon zest, garlic powder, pepper and poppy seeds in a medium non-reactive bowl.
  2. Mix together the chicken, melons, avocado, and grapes into the bowl with the salad dressing. Cover and refrigerate for an hour, or until completely chilled.
  3. Arrange lettuce on a large serving platter, mound with chicken salad. Sprinkle cashews over the top and serve.