With this avocado salad with charred veggies & grilled chicken you'll enjoy the ease of…
You’ll love how easy it is to make this strawberry salad with chicken and champagne vinaigrette! It makes a wonderful lunch or dinner.
Ok, I admit it—I’m fairly obsessed with fresh summer strawberries! I guess if that’s my worst obsession I’m in pretty good shape. As my son would say, they’re nature’s candy and who doesn’t love candy? Not too mention the gorgeous pop of color they provide to foods!
Who wouldn’t love sweet summer strawberries nestled in a bed of lettuce with candied pecans, sliced onion, and flavorful grilled chicken with the most perfect champagne, thyme vinaigrette.
If you’re as obsessed with strawberries as I am, check out Fresh strawberry pie with graham cracker crust, strawberry shortcake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, seared mahi mahi with strawberry, green apple salsa or strawberry crumble with an orange twist!
can I bake or saute the chicken instead of grill it?
Definitely. To saute, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and place them skin side down in the pan. Cook, turning once, until firm to the touch, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken breasts to a plate.
To bake the chicken preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking pan with parchment (or baking) paper. Add the chicken and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake chicken in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165°F (75°C) using a meat thermometer.
what other leafy greens can I use?
The recipe calls for baby romaine or spinach but if you have kale, arugula, butter, or even spring mix hanging out in your fridge, definitely throw it in!
can I use another berry for the strawberry salad?
Sweet strawberries complement the red onion and champaign vinegar so nicely in this recipe. However, you can always swap out raspberries or blueberries for the strawberries. As long as you’re getting a pop of sweetness, it will work!
tips for strawberry salad with chicken
The dressing and chicken for this salad can both be made ahead of time which makes this even faster to prepare. I like to make a batch of grilled chicken on Sunday so I can use it throughout the week. Because the chicken breasts are sliced thin, I’ll cut that in half again and eat it for a snack. This is the best-grilled chicken recipe—you’ll love the marinade!
other summer salads you’ll love:
- grilled lemon shrimp with corn, peach salad
- instant pot carnitas with pineapple corn salsa
- taco salad with lime ranch dressing
- caprese salad with homemade croutons
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories491
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 4.4g 18%
- Sugars 14g
- Protein 15.4g 31%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.