This is a great recipe as both an entree and a side dish…..with or without the chicken.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the chicken breast meat into a skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette over medium heat; cook and stir until the chicken is browned, no longer pink in the center, and the juice has nearly evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove the chicken to a bowl and let cool.

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  • Place the spinach into a salad bowl; scatter the strawberries, goat cheese, and candied pecans over the spinach. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and top with the chicken. Serve slightly warm or chilled.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; 19.7 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 313 mg sodium. 12.5 g carbohydrates; 23.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2010
Delicious. I love how strawberries and balsamic taste with goat cheese. I made some changes to this. I used used 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar instead of the balsamic vinaigrette. I also used a spring salad mix instead of spinach. I also found a box of sesame candied pecans at an asian grocery store that really made a good finish to this salad. I think for an added taste sliced pears or apples would go well too. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2010
Delicious. I love how strawberries and balsamic taste with goat cheese. I made some changes to this. I used used 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar instead of the balsamic vinaigrette. I also used a spring salad mix instead of spinach. I also found a box of sesame candied pecans at an asian grocery store that really made a good finish to this salad. I think for an added taste sliced pears or apples would go well too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2010
Delicious. I love how strawberries and balsamic taste with goat cheese. I made some changes to this. I used used 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar instead of the balsamic vinaigrette. I also used a spring salad mix instead of spinach. I also found a box of sesame candied pecans at an asian grocery store that really made a good finish to this salad. I think for an added taste sliced pears or apples would go well too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2015
Very nice mix of ingredients that were simple straight forward and uncomplicated but when mixed together gave the salad a "wow" factor. Used grilled chicken and added blueberries that needed to be used and an extra tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. This is a very pretty salad and perfect for a warm summer's day. Thank you for the submission Missskittypoo. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2010
I really enjoyed this recipe even though I had to make last minute changes. I live in a rural area and don't have acess to some ingredients -ie: goat cheese and candied pecans:( BUT.. I added a little red onion a little red pepper and toasted the plain baking pecans i had in the pantry. The strawberries red onion and balsamic vinagrette was YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
This was simple and excellent. I also used balsamic vinegar instead of vinagrette. I added dried cranberries and fresh dandelion leaves and overall had a great sweet/bitter contrast. A good light meal for summer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
O.M.G. amazing. I skipped the candied pecans in favor of plain old walnut pieces and it was STILL awesome. Yummmmmm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2011
I ve made this recipe a few times and although I didn't follow this recipe to the "T" I did really enjoy the mix of flavors and texture. Instead of using the balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing I used Brianna s Home Style Blush Wine Vinaigrette Dressing (it s what I had at the time). It was more of a thin dressing that added a mild flavor. I also used a spring mix instead of just plain spinach and blue cheese as opposed to the suggested goat cheese. I couldn t find any candied pecans so I just lightly toasted them with a sprinkle of brown sugar and it was amazing. One thing that I do suggest is to let the chicken chill so that the greens don t get soggy. I also added some craisins to the salad for a little more taste and texture. Overall this salad was surprisingly delicious and I would make it over and over again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
It s been pretty hot here so salads are sounding good for dinner. I made this one making a number of substitutions based on preferences and what I had on hand. I made this using leaf lettuce feta cheese and sautéed pecans not candied. I also threw in some blueberries in addition to the strawberries. I skipped the olive oil altogether and used Our Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette by MATTSBELLY also on this site. Hubs grilled the chicken basting it the last few minutes with some of the balsamic dressing. After grilling I let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes sliced and placed atop the salad. This was very good and the balsamic dressing paired very well with the chicken and fruit. I d certainly make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Great salad. I just made it for a baby shower and everyone was raving about it. It was easy to make and did not require a lot of last minute preparation. I will certainly make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2011
My husbanmd loves this salad! I make my own balsamic dressing by putting balsamic a little dijon mustard and a little honey in a sauce pan and reducing it till it's dressing thickness. Read More
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