Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Dressing

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You start this salad with the combination of strawberries, nuts, onions and heartier greens as well as tender greens.  Chicken can be leftovers or a boneless breast that has been cooked before making the salad.  The dressing is added to the salad warm and will wilt the tender greens. It is a great lunch meal or evening meal on a hot day served with rolls.You can double the recipe if you are serving more then two. The citrus strawberry dressing is a Florida favorite.

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Dressing (makes 2 servings)

  • 3 cups of assorted greens
  • 1 cup of strawberries sliced
  • 2 thin slices of sweet onion or a chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup of pecans or walnuts toasted
  • 1 to 2 cups of cubed chicken
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas thawed uncooked
  • crumbled cheese (optional)

Toss all ingredients in a salad bowl. Serve with warm citrus dressing.  Makes 2 servings.

Cooked Citrus Dressing

  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper

Add all ingredients in a blender or use a hand blender.  You can mash the berries if you don’t have either first and then whisk by hand until blended. In a small pan bring just to boiling and simmer for 5 min. stirring occasionally.  Cover and keep warm until serving.

I hope you give this salad a try.  I know you are going to be pleasantly surprised at them. If you are feeding a group or want to make the dressings and store them just double the amount. The citrus one keeps for a couple of days refrigerated and can be warmed before serving.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    You are making me hungry again. 🙂 I pop these appealing recipes into a recipe folder when I can’t make them right away.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      This is a great summer recipe when it is hot out. It is really good. You will love the dressing to this one. Thanks for stopping in.

      I have another one that is good using strawberries. I just up dated the picture on it and edited it. It was my first post 4 years ago. I was still learning how to do this. My camera was old and didn’t take good digital pictures. I still more recipes to upgrade with this new theme. I just wish they had a printer friendly widget.

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  2. chebandbecky says:

    That looks delicious!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is good. Nice summer treat. Thanks for stopping in.

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  3. Interesting combination! Looks so fresh and tasty! 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is a fun salad and I like making it over and over when I have strawberries. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Don’t you love a bright salad– pretty makes it taste better!! thanks Miss King! xo

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I make a lot of salads during hot weather for lunch or just before bed time. I love your recipes. Thanks for stopping in.

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  5. scrapmuffinquilts says:

    It is Strawberry season here and I’ve recently picked a bunch so am going to make this.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is the strawberry flavored dressing that makes this so good. The dressing would be good on any salad. Thanks for your comment.

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