Kitchen24 is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in West Hollywood.

It has a lot going for it – it is within walking distance, has a great outdoor patio and a whole list of fun, creative drinks. Oh, and the food is delicious. (Although, I just discovered this past weekend that they have very few appetizers which is too bad – I love appetizers).

Richie and I went for breakfast on Easter Sunday, I was there for lunch a few weeks ago with a friend from yoga and then we visited with my friend (and baby!) who were visiting last weekend for an early evening snack. So far, everything has been great. The California Eggs Benedict was ridiculous and the Cahuenga Chopped Salad was everything I wanted it to be.

I tend to go through salad phases – I’ll make and eat a salad until I get sick of it and then I’ll have to move on. So this chopped chicken salad, inspired by the one at Kitchen24 has been my latest phase.

All of the flavors and components I need in a salad are there: a combination of greens, salty feta, briney olives, protein-rich chicken, flavorful bacon, crunchy cucumbers and apples all tossed in a tangy balsamic dressing.

Chicken Chopped Salad

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients (2 serving)

  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 cups spring mix or herb salad
  • 2-4 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 cup chopped chicken
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped kalamata olives


Toss lettuce, greens and dressing together.

Top with remaining ingredients.

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7 Comments (Reply )

  1. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    May 07, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    sounds like a great combination of flavors!


  2. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    May 07, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Wow, beautiful photos once again and this salad looks so fantastic! I love big chop salads where no two bites are the same! It keeps it interesting so that you don’t get bored.


  3. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    May 07, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    I ate lunch about an hour ago and that salad literally just made me hungry again! I think one of my very favorite salad add-ins is an apple- well, that and bacon. And cheese. :)


  4. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    May 07, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    YUM! This sounds a lot like the salad I’ve been eating lately…or more like a cross between the two…delicious! Great photos too :)


  5. ATasteOfMadness
    May 07, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    This looks delicious! I am not experienced with making salad at ALL! I can only make the plain romaine one. Will definitely try this out!


  6. Irene Titus
    May 07, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    It looks delicious!I love making salads,and will definitely try this!


  7. Jenn (eating bender)
    May 07, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    Mmm…love chopped salad! Great recipe and photos, as per usual. :) Also, I wanted to let you know that I really appreciated your post about posting less (how’s that for a mouthful?). It’s a conclusion I’ve come to myself over the past year or so and one that has been so worth it. I’m still working on finding that elusive perfect balance, but now every time I blog – or read awesome blogs like yours – it’s because I truly love it. That’s a great feeling!


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