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Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Warm Citrus Dressing

This recipe is a really good choice, not only because it is nutritious but also because it offers so much in the way of flavor, texture and appeal. The chicken is cooked in broth, to make it really meaty and tasty. Then it is combined with three kinds of salad leaves, strawberries and walnuts. The salad is finished off with an incredibly flavorful warm citrus dressing. This is a gourmet salad but a really easy one to make. It makes four lunch-sized portions or perhaps eight appetizer-sized ones.

All the fresh produce in this chicken salad recipe make it super-healthy, not to mention delicious. Present somebody with this at lunchtime or dinnertime and they are sure to be seriously impressed. Warm salads are always nice, whether just one component is warm or perhaps, in this case, the chicken is served warm and the dressing is too. The other ingredients are served chilled, so you have a nice contrast.

You can serve bread or crackers alongside this salad if you want but it does not really need it, because it is already filling as it is, but some people do like to offer another side dish, so this would be up to you.

Warm Chicken Salad Recipe with Strawberries
Summary: This light and refreshing salad is ideal for the summer. It teams chicken and greens with strawberries and walnuts. The salad is finished off elegantly with warm citrus dressing.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1¼ lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups fresh watercress
  • 2 cups radicchio
  • 2 cups halved strawberries
  • ¼ cup walnut halves
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
For the Warm Citrus Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Sprinkle the salt and black pepper over the chicken breast halves.
  2. Bring the broth to a boil in a skillet and add the chicken.
  3. Turn the heat down, then cover and simmer for 14 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Turn it over halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Meanwhile make the dressing.
  6. Add the dressing ingredients to a blender or food processor.
  7. Cover and puree until smooth.
  8. Put the mixture in a small pan and bring it to a boil.
  9. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, then keep warm.
  10. Remove the chicken from the pan and discard the broth.
  11. Chop or thinly slice the chicken.
  12. Toss the salad leaves with the strawberries and chicken.
  13. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and add the walnuts on top.
  14. Serve immediately while the chicken and dressing are both still warm.

Photo Description:

This special chicken and strawberry salad is so summery. The bright colors are beautiful and this is a healthy dish too. Whether you are looking for lunch or dinner inspiration, you might be intrigued by this recipe. It is very easy to put together and the chicken and dressing both being warm add something unique and unusual, so this salad will stand out from all the chicken salad recipes you have made before. You might like to add this to your weekly menu rotation and your family will want you to; it really is a winner.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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