Arugula Salad with Chicken and Black Beans

Arugula Salad with Chicken and Black Beans

On those days when there is barely enough time to make it to work without consequence, consider this hearty 21 Day Fix-approved arugula salad with chicken recipe. With only five ingredients, this well-rounded salad can be made in minutes! It features crisp, peppery arugula, chicken and black beans for protein, and creamy avocado for a little healthy fat. The end result is one satisfying meal you can have for lunch or dinner. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon, or a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.

Really in a hurry? Grab your chicken, a can black beans, an avocado, a handful of cherry tomatoes, and a bag of arugula; toss them all in a thermal lunch bag and go. This recipe is so easy it can quickly be composed on a lunch break, with plenty of time left over to sit and enjoy the delicious, healthy meal you’ve made. Every day is a good day for easy. Looking for more healthy salads? Check these out!

Arugula Salad with Chicken


For those using the Portion Fix containers, this salad uses 1 green, ½ yellow, 1 red, and 1 blue container.

Arugula Salad with Chicken

Arugula Salad with Chicken
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Arugula Salad with Chicken and Black Beans

Chicken and black beans add protein and fiber, and avocado adds healthy fats to make this arugula salad with chicken a satisfying meal for lunch or dinner.

Course Main Course, Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 371 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • cups fresh arugula
  • 4 oz cooked chicken breast boneless, skinless, sliced
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ medium avocado chopped


  1. Place arugula in a medium serving bowl.
  2. Add chicken, beans, tomato, and avocado; toss gently to blend.
  3. Top with your favorite dressing and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Arugula Salad with Chicken and Black Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 876mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 1g
Protein 42g 84%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional Information (per serving) Not including dressing:

Total Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 101 mg
Sodium: 876 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Fiber: 12 g
Sugar: 1 g
Protein: 42 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Fat
1 Protein
½ Carb Legume/ Tuber
1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
1 Carb
2 Fats
2 Proteins

Body Beast Portions
1 Legume
2 Vegetables
2 Proteins
2 Fats

Portion Fix Containers
1½ Green
1 Red
½ Yellow
1 Blue

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Photos and recipe by Amanda Mexiner.