Citrus Salad With Beets, Oranges & Chicken

by | Updated: November 1st, 2021

If you’ve been tasked with bringing salad to the dinner party or holiday gathering, why not wow the crowd with unusual flavors? Beets with oranges are already a scrumptious match made in heaven. Add to that more unexpected toppings and textures, such as pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and salty feta cheese, and you’ve created a salad bursting with bright flavors. Add oomph with citrus-marinated chicken, then finish it off with an orange vinaigrette for a tangy, sweet, crispy, crunchy, could-be-a-whole-meal salad. Vegan? Skip the chicken and opt for vegan feta cheese.

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Citrus Salad With Beets, Oranges & Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 606 kcal
Author Pamela Higgins





  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Destem and wrap whole beets in aluminum foil.
  2. On rimmed baking sheet, arrange wrapped beets and bake about 1 hour or until soft.
  3. Peel beets, cut into chunks and set aside.
  4. In large bowl, mix together lemon, lime, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbes de Provence. Marinate chicken in mixture at least 30 minutes.
  5. Set grill or stove top to medium heat. Cook chicken 12-15 minutes or until internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
  6. In large bowl, prepare salad ingredients. Toss in homemade orange vinaigrette.
  7. Slice chicken and arrange on the salad.

Recipe Notes

  • For convenience, use canned beets in place of roasted beets.
  • For a vegan salad, skip the chicken and use vegan feta cheese.
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Nutrition Facts
Citrus Salad With Beets, Oranges & Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 766mg32%
Potassium 1471mg42%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 10369IU207%
Vitamin C 169mg205%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at