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STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD

WITH AVOCADO AND HONEY-BALSAMIC DRESSING


summer salad

 I love a good salad, in fact, I could probably eat one every day but my husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so I’m constantly making an effort to spruce things up a bit when it comes to having “just a salad” for dinner.

In my opinion, the more toppings the merrier because nobody likes a bland salad.  I usually tend to lean on the saltier side but there is something magical that happens when you combine the flavors of balsamic and strawberry.  When I first made this for my husband he sort of turned his nose up at it and gave me that I don’t know about that look but I coaxed him into trying it and soon after his plate was bare and all I heard was mmmm noises.  

Trust me when I say that this strawberry chicken salad recipe will become a go-to summer favorite and a tangy delight to the taste buds.  Aso, if you liked the dishware and other items I used in the photos, I’ve listed them for you below.


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STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD
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Ingredients
  1. 2-4 BAKED BONELESS CHICKEN BREASTS (SLICED)
  2. 4-6 CUPS SPINACH (LOOSLEY PACKED)
  3. 4-6 STRAWBERRIES (SLICED IN HALF)
  4. 1 AVOCADO (SLICED)
  5. 2-4 RINGS OF RED ONION (DICED OR JULIENNED)
  6. BLUE CHEESE CRUMBLES
  7. 2 TBSP CHOPPED WALNUTS
  8. 2 TBSP OLIVE OIL
  9. SALT + PEPPER
Instructions
  1. DRIZZLE OLIVE OIL, SALT AND PEPPER THE CHICKEN TO YOUR LIKING AND BAKE AT 350 IN OVEN FOR 25-30 MINUTES. DRESS PLATES OR BOWLS WITH SPINACH. TOP WITH ONION, AVOCADO, STRAWBERRIES, BLUE CHEESE CRUMBLES, AND WALNUTS. ONCE CHICKEN IS DONE, ADD TO SALAD AND TOP WITH HONEY-BALSAMIC DRESSING. HONEY-BALSAMIC DRESSING RECIPE IS LISTED BELOW. ADD AN EXTRA BIT OF CRACKED FRESH PEPPER IF YOU LIKE.
Notes
  1. I USUALLY BAKE 2 CHICKEN BREASTS IF I'M MAKING IT FOR 2 BUT IF YOU PLAN ON MAKING A LARGER MEAL OUT OF IT, USE THE LARGER SUGGESTED MEASUREMENT QUANTITIES AND DICE YOUR CHICKEN A LITTLE MORE. ALSO I LIKE TO EYEBALL HOW MUCH BLUE CHEESE, WALNUTS, STRAWBERRIES, AND ONION I NEED. MY TRICK IS TO DRESS THE PLATE FIRST WITH SPINACH THEN I DRESS IT WITH ALL THE "FIXINGS" AND THEN TOP WITH THE DRESSING.
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HONEY-BALSAMIC DRESSING
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Ingredients
  1. 2-6 TSP BALSAMIC VINEGAR
  2. 1-3 TSP DIJON MUSTARD
  3. 1-3 TSP HONEY
  4. 2-6 TBSP OLIVE OIL
  5. SALT + PEPPER
Instructions
  1. ADD ALL INGREDIENTS TO BOWL EXCEPT OLIVE OIL. WHISK TOGETHER, THEN SLOWLY ADD THE OLIVE OIL INTO THE MIX AND WHISK.
Notes
  1. I USUALLY MAKE THIS FOR JUST 2. IF YOU PLAN ON MAKING A LARGER MEAL OUT OF IT, USE THE LARGER SUGGESTED MEASUREMENT QUANTITIES AND ADD MORE IF NEEDED BY DOUBLING THE SMALLER PORTIONS.
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I hope that you enjoyed this post and thanks again for reading!  What are some of your favorite summer salad recipes?  I’d love to hear from you, please feel free to comment below.

Cheers-Ashley Nicole

 

 

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