Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Strawberry Chicken Salad

The lovely Holly from Life as a Lofthouse posted this salad a few days ago and I couldn't WAIT to try it.  So, I did. 
Then, I couldn't WAIT to share it with you. 
So, I am. 
This super simple salad was a total home run with the whole family.
As in, once our plates were clean, we were looking around for more.
As in, I contemplated using the rest of the strawberries I had to make this salad again instead of using them for strawberry shortcake like I promised the kiddos. 
ALSO, since you guys overwhelmingly liked the idea of nutrtional information on my recipes, make sure to check out the "Food Facts" at the end of the post.

Strawberry Chicken Salad
Recipe slightly adapted from:  Life as a Lofthouse 
  • 1 - 2 TBSP Coconut Oil, (you could use Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin (about 1/4"- 1/2") and even
  • salt and lemon pepper to taste
  • 1 10-ounce bag chopped Romaine Lettuce
  • 12 large strawberries, sliced
  • 4 TBSP sliced, toasted almonds.  I used Almond Accent's brand.
  • 1 large green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Poppy Seed Salad Dressing.  I used the Brianna's brand.
  • 1/4 cup Light Raspberry Vinaigrette.  I used the Kraft brand.
Brush a grill pan over medium-high heat with oil.  Season flattened chicken breast with salt and lemon pepper on both sides.  Add to pan and grill until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes on each side.  When cooked thoroughly, remove to plate.  Once cooled to touch, chop into bite sized pieces.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the Poppy Seed Dressing and the Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Divide the lettuce between 4 plates.  Divide and layer chicken, strawberries, green onions, and almonds between the 4 plates.  Top with 2 TBSP salad dressing.  ENJOY!

Per serving with specific brands and measurements:
  • Calories:  357
  • Total Fat:  14g
  • Total Carbs:  16g
  • Total Fiber:  3.8g
  • Protein:  36.7g
This recipe has been linked up at:
Simply Sweet Home
Tidy Mom
Crazy Domestic
Mommy's Kitchen
Nikki's Knifty Knacks
Eat at Home Cooks
Eat at Home


  1. Im lovin how u used green onion! So happy you liked it and Thanks for the shout out my friend : ) *HUGS*

  2. This salad just screams SPRING!!! There is something so special about adding strawberries to a salad. :-)

    How was the Strawberry Shortcakes?

  3. I just bought strawberries this morning because they looked sooo good. You've now filled me with ideas!

  4. I love love love chicken salad with fruit!!! yum

  5. That sounds so good right now. Maybe the sun will come out if I make it, it seems so Spring-like.