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The Best Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

Looking for a delicious salad recipe? Try this Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken that is sure to satisfy!
Course Salad
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Optional Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 622kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 small diced shallot
  • 3 minced cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the Vinaigrette:

  • ¼ cup of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of poppy seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups of cooked Quinoa
  • 6 cups of packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup of toasted almonds
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 2 sliced yellow bell peppers roasted, scraped and seeded
  • ¼ cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup of crumbled goat cheese
  • ½ cup of microgreens

Instructions

  • Chicken: In a large bowl whisk together the lemon juice, shallot, garlic, vinegar, mustard, sugar, olive oil, salt, and pepper until combined and submerge the chicken breasts and marinate for 4 hours.
  • Once it’s done marinating remove the chicken and grill it over high heat on for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until cooked throughout. Slice and set aside.
  • Vinaigrette: Whisk together all of the ingredients in a medium-size bowl until completely combined.
  • To Plate: Simply combine all of the salad ingredients together and place them on a platter. Next place the sliced chicken over the top and drizzle on the vinaigrette.

Notes

Chef Notes:
  • In addition to the spinach you can, however, feel free to add other greens to the mix such as spring mix, tatsoi, arugula or frisée.
 
  • If you need to make this out of season then try swapping out the fresh strawberries for mandarin oranges.
 
  • Do not use green peppers in the recipe, but another option would be to use red bell peppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 1091mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3095IU | Vitamin C: 102.8mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 4.9mg