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Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe

Contest-Winning Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe

This salad is similar to one I loved at a local restaurant. When we moved away, I created my own version. It goes together in minutes and is perfect for picnics. But it makes a wonderful main dish salad anytime. --Michelle Hallock, Warwick, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/2 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use grilled chicken breast strips
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1. Place salad greens in a large shallow bowl. In rows, arrange the onion, pineapple, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber and strawberries. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (prepared with fat-free vinaigrette) equals 130 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 538 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.