Salad With Chicken and Crispy Farro

This easy chicken dish packs whole grains and veggies into a healthy, delicious meal. 

Salad with Chicken and Farro
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Serve this salad with chicken and crispy farro alongside a light red wine like pinot noir or a crisp, tart white like sauvignon blanc.


  • 1 cup cooked farro, patted dry

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 3 cups baby arugula

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken, such as rotisserie (from 1 chicken)

  • ½ cup thinly sliced radishes (from 1 bunch)


  1. Preheat broiler with rack 5 inches from heat. Toss farro, 1 tablespoon oil, and ⅛ teaspoon salt on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Broil, stirring halfway through, until farro has a crispy, chewy texture, about 5 minutes. Transfer farro to a large, towel lined plate. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Toss asparagus, 1 tablespoon oil, and ⅛ teaspoon each salt and pepper on same baking sheet. Broil until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces.

  3. Whisk lemon juice, honey, and remaining ¼ cup oil in a large bowl until combined. Add arugula, chicken, radishes, asparagus, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper; toss gently to coat. Serve salad topped with crispy farro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
26g Fat
24g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 36g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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