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Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Dressing & Walnuts #flavorsofsummer

An easy to make chicken salad recipe tossed strawberries, strawberry dressing and walnuts. Perfect for a picnic or potluck!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 3 pieces of boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons Stir fry Sauce I used a General Tao Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper if desired

For the Salad:

  • 1 package of Baby Romaine Mix 142 g/5 oz size
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts chopped

For the Strawberry Dressing:

  • 2 cups strawberries tops cut off
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil use olive if you don't have walnut
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Instructions

For the Chicken:

  • In a frying pan, or wok, swirl the oil into the pan over medium heat. Let it start to glisten a bit.
  • Toss in the chicken and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until the chicken is starting to turn brown slightly.
  • Add the stir fry sauce and cook for about another 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to evenly coat the chicken and brown it evenly as well. If you need to hit it with a bit more olive oil that's okay.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.

For the Salad:

  • Clean and dry your greens.
  • Toss them a large bowl with strawberries you've washed, hulled and sliced.
  • Add the walnuts.

For the Strawberry Dressing:

  • In a food processor combine the strawberries, walnut oil, honey and orange juice. Give it a whir until it becomes liquid. If you want to hit it with salt or pepper you can, I prefer it with no additions of seasoning personally.

Putting it all together:

  • Give your salad a nice toss.
  • Add the chicken.
  • Toss again.
  • Plate it or put it in mason jars for a picnic.
  • Don't hit it with dressing until you're ready to serve it.
  • You can eat right away, or pop them in the fridge for later. Or pop them in a picnic basket for a fun family outing
  • Once ready to serve hit it with the dressing.
  • Serve with a big old summery berry smile!

Notes

You can omit the chicken for a nice meatless monday option!
You can substitute beef if you like!
You can add blueberries! I did that last week and it was divine!
You can use lemons or limes for that hit of acidity in your dressing. I just tend to reach for oranges when making some dressings. I also use oranges to macerate fruit. So it tends to be my first choice for a hit of acid.