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May 11, 2016
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Strawberry Chicken Salad

This fresh and easy Strawberry Chicken Salad recipe is sure to please the whole family! It’s loaded with leafy greens, strawberries, buts and chicken from the Golden State – providing tons of flavor and protein too.

Strawberry Salad topped with a strawberry vinaigrette

Man, I’ve been on a salad kick!

 

I hope you’re not getting bored 😉

But my motto is: You can never have too many salads!

And with all these fresh, California fruits and veggies in season for such a large part of the year, it really makes my job easy.  

 

Strawberry Salad With strawberry vinaigrette

Strawberries hold a special spot in my heart. I remember going to my grandparent’s home in the Ventura area, walking right outside their backdoor and wandering through the strawberry fields. I would pick up plump, juicy strawberries right off the vine and pop them in my mouth. There’s just something about seeing those endless rows bursting with fruit that gives you an appreciation of what it takes to get food to the grocery store, and into our bellies.

 

Pouring strawberry vinaigrette on Strawberry Salad

Keeping with the strawberry theme, I dressed this gorgeous salad with a fabulous Strawberry Vinaigrette.  

Divine!

Toasted pecans, tangy gorgonzola, and crisp red onions keeps the base of this salad interesting and tasty. I love all the colors and contrasting flavors!

 

Close up of Strawberry Chicken Salad

You can enjoy this salad vegetarian style by simply keeping the chicken off…

but you’d seriously be missing out…

 

Foster Farms Breast Tenders in Packaging

Side note: Have you seen how many different cuts of chicken and turkey Foster Farms is now offering? I love the Simply Raised ready-to-cook options, because let’s face it, the less time I need to handle raw meat, the better.

I dusted the breast tenders with salt and pepper and then quickly seared them on the grill and sliced them on the diagonal. Such an easy, light weeknight meal!

I promise, it will be a new summer favorite this year.

Here’s the recipe!

Strawberry Chicken Salad recipe

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Susan the CA Grown Mom
This fresh and easy Strawberry Chicken Salad recipe is sure to please the whole family! Loaded with berry goodness from the Golden State.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders or chicken breasts cut into tenders
  • Salad greens of your choice
  • 1 lb. strawberries washed and sliced
  • 6 oz. crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 8 oz. toasted pecans
  • 1/8 red onion sliced thin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Strawberry Vinaigrette or dressing of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Dust the chicken tenders with salt and pepper and sear on a hot grill until cooked through. Allow to rest and slice diagonally.
  • Place the salad greens at the bottom of a large bowl.
  • Add the sliced strawberries, cheese, pecans and onion.
  • Top with the chicken, add the Strawberry Vinaigrette and toss, then serve and enjoy!

Notes

Make your own Strawberry Vinaigrette or use a dressing of your choice.
strawberry salad dressing recipe
Keyword chicken, salad, strawberry
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Try this recipe with our Strawberry Spritzer wine cocktail or a refreshing California Strawberry Agua Fresca!

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