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3.20.2011

Strawberry Chicken Salad


 
 
   Spring is finally here! That means it's time for fresh salads and barbecues. I love it when I walk into the grocery store and see all of the fresh fruits and veggies. I bought a giant case of strawberries at Costco yesterday and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Make this delicious salad. This is another great salad inspired from Rococo's restaurant where I worked many moons ago. It is so simple, yet really delicious.
  It has chopped fresh romaine lettuce, sprinkles of sliced almonds, sliced strawberries and grilled chicken. What really makes this salad great is the dressing. It is a combination of my beloved 'Poppyseed' dressing mixed with light Raspberry Vinaigrette. So so simple. Yet Perfect!


STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD
2 servings
  • 2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste 
  • 6-8 cups chopped Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 cup Strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced Almonds
  • 1 cup Poppyseed dressing
  • 1/2 cup light Raspberry Vinaigrette

Directions:   Start by brushing oil on chicken breasts and then season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken on your barbecue or indoor grill pan. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Set aside.
On two plates, add the romaine lettuce, sliced strawberries and almonds. Slice your grilled chicken and place on top.
Mix together the poppyseed dressing and raspberry vinaigrette together. Pour over the salad and dig in!






















  











                

26 comments:

Siggy Spice said...

Ohhhh Holly, Holly, Holly...this has my name ALL over it! YUM!!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh yum!!! I love all kinds of salads and this sounds like a great combination. Can't wait to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing. I am stopping by from Potluck Sunday.
Jennifer

Janae in Boston said...

How refreshing and light! I will be trying this :-)

Laura said...

yummy! I'll be trying this! Never thought to mix the dressings!

Cooking Gallery said...

Yum...! This looks great, Holly, what a beautiful salad :).

Susan said...

Looks so refreshing - I am ready for some good summer salads!

Susan www.ugogrrl.com

Jennifurla said...

I am all about strawberries, had a pint last night with some white wine. This salad looks simply refreshing

Brandie said...

Oh yeah! Definitely getting me in the Spring & Summer mood now. Got this one bookmarked! I always need good ideas when we go strawberry picking. AND I got some strawberries on sale at Kroger this past week. Woo Hoo!

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

I love the dressing you made mixing the 2! I want a salad really bad now! It looks so fresh and tasty.

Lisa said...

Mmm, strawberries are my all-time favorite fruit. What a delicious idea to use them in a light and healthy salad.

Annie's Dish said...

Such a great summer salad! Fire up the grill!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a unique recipe! This really would be lovely for Spring!

carolinaheartstrings said...

That looks so amazingly wonderful. I cannot wait to try it. Great job!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

This sounds like its right up my alley. I'm trying to grow strawberries and this sounds like a wonderful way to use them!

We Are Not Martha said...

Yay! I can't WAIT to stock up on strawberries this spring!! This salad looks fabulous :)

Sues

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a delightful salad! So fresh and scrummy.

Cheers,

Rosa

Val said...

I eat Strawberry Salad once a week. I love your version......YUM

Val said...

I eat Strawberry Salad once a week. I love your version......YUM

upnorth said...

HOlly, this looks so yummy! I'm making the mexican lasagna tonight as I write this note. I do have a question for you, I did notice the oriental chicken salad recipe, but we don't have the sauce you talk about, what do I substitute for that marinade? Thanks, you rock!

Mary said...

This really is a lovely salad. It speaks of spring and warmer weather and I'm ready for both. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

Oooo Holly this looks wonderfully refreshing!

I actually have met Ree twice, once when she was here in Seattle for her cookbook tour and this last weekend. She was delightful each time.

PS - Ben and I tried the Monte Cristos' those are my new faves!!

Becky said...

I used to put strawberries in salads, but haven't done that in a long time. Yours looks delicious and I will definitely put it on my list. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Swap.

Southerncook said...

I love strawberries on a salad and a poppyseed dressing. Try adding a little feta to it and it will put it over the top.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Alisa said...

I followed you from the foodie blog roll and I love what you have here! I can see myself making all the recipe you shared and they look so delicious.I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this strawberry widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes with strawberries,Thanks!

Tom said...

Try adding some glazed pecans to this salad to really kick it up a notch

~Chris~ said...

OMG. This is delicious.

I was skeptical when it came to strawberries on the salad... but with the combination of almonds, Poppy seed + Raspberry Vina. dressing - it all comes together so well. Plus you don't need that much poppy seed dressing...

it's one of those salads that you look forward to eating. YUMMY!