Strawberry Chicken Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

strawberry chicken salad
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  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    0 min
  • Total Time
    15 min
  • Yield
    2 Strawberry-Chicken Salads

This is a quintessential summer dinner salad -- lovely, light, and different. Dress with strawberry vinaigrette dressing and you have a real treat on a hot summer night.


  • Strawberry Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup washed, hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar (balsamic is even better, but carb counts vary, so be careful)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sweetener to taste (depends on sweetness of strawberries; you might not need it)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salad:
  • 8 cups torn lettuce, spinach, and/or arugula (fill a 2-quart mixing bowl)
  • 1/2 pound sliced boneless skinless chicken breast, that has been grilled or broiled
  • 2 cups washed, hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced or slivered toasted almonds (toasted pine nuts or sunflower seeds are also good)
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (Parmesan also works well)


Make the Strawberry Vinaigrette

  1. Purée 1/2 cup washed, hulled and sliced strawberries in a blender or food processor. Add 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon mustard, and salt, pepper and sweetener to taste.
  2. Blend, then add 1/2 cup olive oil. Blend until creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. You will use 2 tablespoons dressing for each salad. Store the remaining dressing in a screw-top jar.

    Makes 8 (2-tablespoon) servings Strawberry Vinaigrette.

    Make the Salad

    1. Toss the 8 cups torn lettuce greens, spinach and/or argula with about 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) strawberry vinaigrette or other oil-and-vinegar type salad dressing.
    2. On a pretty platter, arrange the 1/2 pound grilled or broiled boneless skinless chicken breast, 2 cups washed, hulled and sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup sliced or slivered toasted almonds, pine nuts or sunflower seeds, and 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese or shaved Parmesan cheese.
    3. For individual salads, distribute the ingredients between two plates or bowls.

    Nutritional Information (without dressing): Each serving has 9 grams effective carbohydrate plus 5.5 grams fiber, 35 grams protein, and 319 calories.

    Nutritional Information (with strawberry vinaigrette): Each serving has 9 grams effective carbohydrate plus 5.5 grams fiber, 35 grams protein, and 442 calories.

    Here are More Low-Carb Salads for Hot Summer Days

    • Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Mint Recipe: This easy, refreshing combination of watermelon, cucumber, mint and feta cheese is a winner for summer entertaining. The saltiness of the cheese is a great foil for the sweetness of the watermelon.

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