Strawberry Chicken Salad

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Strawberry Chicken Salad

May 11, 2016
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberry Salad! With gorgonzola, pecans ad a bit of red onion. Plus topped with a fabulous strawberry vinaigrette!!

Man, I’ve been on a salad kick! I hope you’re not getting bored 😉

But my motto is: You can never have too many salads!

And with all these fresh, California fruits and veggies in season for such a large part of the year, it really makes my job easy.  

 

Strawberry Salad! With gorgonzola, pecans ad a bit of red onion. Plus topped with a fabulous strawberry vinaigrette!!

But strawberries hold a special spot in my heart. I remember going to my grandparent’s home in the Ventura area and walking right outside their backdoor and wandering through the strawberry fields. Picking up plump, juicy strawberries right off the vine and popping them in my mouth. There is just something about seeing those endless rows bursting with fruit that gives you an appreciation of what it takes to get food to the grocery store and in our bellies.

 

Strawberry Salad! With gorgonzola, pecans ad a bit of red onion. Plus topped with a fabulous strawberry vinaigrette!!

Keeping with the strawberry theme, I dressed this gorgeous salad with a fabulous Strawberry Vinaigrette.  

Divine!

Toasted pecans, tangy gorgonzola and crisp red onions keeps the base of this salad interesting and tasty. I love all the colors and contrasting flavors!

 

Strawberry Salad! With gorgonzola, pecans ad a bit of red onion. Plus topped with a fabulous strawberry vinaigrette!!

You can enjoy this salad vegetarian style by simply keeping the chicken off, but you’d seriously be missing out…

 

Strawberry Salad! With gorgonzola, pecans ad a bit of red onion. Plus topped with a fabulous strawberry vinaigrette!!

Side note: Have you seen how many different cuts of chicken and turkey Foster Farms is now offering? I love the Simply Raised ready-to-cook options, because let’s face it: the less time I need to handle raw meat, the better.

 

Strawberry Salad! With gorgonzola, pecans ad a bit of red onion. Plus topped with a fabulous strawberry vinaigrette!!

I dusted the breast tenders with salt and pepper and then quickly seared them on the grill and sliced them on the diagonal. Such an easy, light weeknight meal!

I promise, it will be a new summer favorite this year.

Here’s the recipe!

Strawberry Chicken Salad
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package Foster Farms breast tenders
  2. Salad greens of your choice
  3. 1 lb. strawberries, washed and sliced
  4. 6 oz. crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  5. 8 oz. toasted pecans
  6. 1/8 red onion, sliced thin
Instructions
  1. Dust the chicken tenders with S&P and sear on a hot grill until cooked through. Allow to rest and slice on the diagonal
  2. Place the salad greens at the bottom of the bowl
  3. Add the sliced strawberries, cheese, pecans and onion.
  4. Top with the chicken and add the Strawberry Vinaigrette and toss
Notes
  1. See the post for the Strawberry Vinaigrette recipe link
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