Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado

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This wonderful summer salad that is a meal all in one with grilled chicken, strawberries, avocado, spinach, and romaine lettuce topped with a sweet poppy seed dressing.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons poppy seeds

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon grated onion

Marinade:

  • ¼ cup Italian-style salad dressing

  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

  • 2 medium boneless chicken breasts

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups baby spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 cups torn romaine lettuce

  • 2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries

  • 1 ripe but firm avocado, pitted and sliced into bite-sized pieces

  • ½ cup toasted pecans

Directions

  1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, sugar, poppy seeds, salt, mustard, and grated onion in a blender. Transfer dressing to a bowl or jar and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

  2. Combine Italian dressing and teriyaki sauce in a sealable container and add chicken. Seal and marinate at least 30 minutes to 1 hour before grilling.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill until juices run clear, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Remove from heat, let cool about 10 minutes, and cut into bite-sized pieces.

  5. Toss grilled chicken, spinach, and romaine lettuce together in a large serving bowl. Gently stir in strawberries and avocado. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  6. Top salad with dressing and pecans when serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

619 Calories
51g Fat
29g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 619
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1108mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 68mg 339%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 795mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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