Roast Pumpkin and Chicken Balsamic Salad

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This post is sponsored by Praise Zero Salad Dressing

Oh I love this time of year here on the beautiful Gold Coast. It’s now time to put away the slow cooker and start making some delicious salads.


Salads don’t have to be drizzled with creamy fatty dressings, it is possible to create a tasty salad with zero fat.  Praise have just released their new Zero Fat Salad Dressing Range in Italian, French and Balsamic & Herb, which makes it easier to have a deliciously tasting salad.  Enjoying all of the good with none of the bad!

{The Organised Housewife} Praise Zero Dressing Balsamic and Herb

I made this quick and easy Roast Pumpkin and Chicken Balsamic Salad last weekend.  Like I mentioned above, when made right salads are satisfying, well this is exactly that!  I love the soft roasted pumpkin and chicken flavour combination added with the crunch of the fresh salad, and bursts of flavour with fetta and balsamic and herb dressing, all complimenting each other so nicely. So much goodness with little effort.

I browned some chicken on the stovetop and popped it in the oven with the diced pumpkin for 30 minutes.  While the pumpkin and chicken were cooling down I placed some baby spinach leaves, sliced capsicum, red onion, cherry tomatoes and fetta cubes into a salad bowl.  Then I topped with pumpkin and slices of chicken and drizzled some Praise Zero Balsamic and Herbs salad dressing. Really easy to make and ooh so tasty.

{The Organised Housewife} Roast Pumpkin and Chicken Salad


Roast Pumpkin and Chicken Balsamic Salad

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 1/2 Butternut Pumpkin
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 100g baby spinach leave, washed and stems removed
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 250g cherry tomato, sliced in half
  • 150g fetta, diced
  • Praise Zero Balsamic and Herb Dressing, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180C, fan forced
  2. Peel and dice pumpkin into small bite size pieces
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, cook chicken for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until browned
  4. Place chicken and pumpkin into a baking tray, drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over pumpkin pieces and season pumpkin and chicken with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until chicken has cooked through and pumpkin is tender and golden.
  6. Remove chicken and pumpkin from oven, while cooling prepare salad
  7. Place spinach, onion, capsicum, cherry tomatoes, feta into salad bowl. Top with pumpkin, chicken and Praise Zero Balsamic and Herb Dressing.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

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I know many children are fussy and won’t eat salads, but adding dressing gives it pops of flavour making it more enjoyable for the kiddies.  Below are some salad suggestions for the other dressings flavours:

Praise Zero Italian with Roasted Capsicum Salad dressing: from the recipe above omit the pumpkin and chicken, use lettuce instead of spinach leaves and add olives

Praise Zero French with Roasted Garlic Salad dressing:  combine in salad bowl, lettuce, cherry tomato, capsicum, cucumber,  eggs quarters.


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Di October 28, 2014 - 5:20 PM

ooh yum Kat that salad looks delicious. I love a hint of pumpkin in my meals just adds a bit of extra taste, especially in salads, going to try the Balsamic dressing

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 28, 2014 - 6:58 PM

It really is Di, I’ve never really liked pumpkin, but loving it in my salads and pasta bakes lately.

Rylan October 28, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Dinner tomorrow night, looks good!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 28, 2014 - 6:59 PM

Hope you enjoy it Rylan

Jen P October 28, 2014 - 5:22 PM

I am watching my weight at the moment too and really dislike nude salads, have been wondering what I can use. I usually find a French dressing goes with just about every salad didn’t realise there was a zero fat version, good to know.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM

They have a great variety Jen, and a great way to make your salads more tasty and the zero fat is looking after your waist line 🙂

I never go out October 28, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Wow very generous prize, I would love to win I haven’t been out to dinner since the kids were born, just because I have too many other things to spend money on.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 28, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Ooh you should try and make some time to take some time out for yourself or with your partner, it’s healthy to step away from the kids every now and then. I am always a better mother for it.

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me October 31, 2014 - 11:23 AM

One of my fav salads EVER and the kids hate it which I LOVE because it means more for me! x

Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 6, 2014 - 9:12 AM

Haha i know exactly what you mean Emily! I think it is super delicious!

Lisa Wilson November 3, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Entered through Instagram and already started trying different salads for Summer

Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 6, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Fantastic Lisa!.:)

DOMINICK November 6, 2014 - 10:47 AM


Leah November 16, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Delicious recipe, my husband & I really enjoyed it. We didn’t add the dressing until on our plates & kept the leftovers for lunch the next day. Kids weren’t into it, hopefully as they get older

Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 17, 2014 - 9:51 AM

Glad you and hubby enjoyed it, Leah! It is a real favourite of mine at the moment.:)

cath mckenna December 2, 2014 - 4:34 PM

I was just wondering who won this give away?
thanks x


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