Nix the idea that healthy eating is no fun—our strawberry chicken salad with homemade balsamic dressing will have you reaching for seconds! Using fresh ingredients, simple instructions and a nice array of texture, this salad is sure to be a family favorite.
It only takes 10 minutes to prepare this dish, so there’s no excuse for not trying it at least once! It’s a great way to use leftover grilled chicken, or you can easily purchase grilled chicken in the freezer section of the grocery store.
When we thought this salad couldn’t get any sexier, our homemade balsamic salad dressing came out of the test kitchen and the flavor turned out to be a total knockout! If you’re timid towards balsamic, this is a must-try—boiling down the balsamic over heat and adding the sweet-tasting element of honey to the dressing makes the favor mild yet full-bodied without packing too much of a punch.
Balsamic Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 6 oz bag baby spinach
- 1/2 lb chicken breast, grilled, thinly sliced
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup walnuts, halves
- Heat the balsamic vinegar and honey in a small pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes to slightly thicken and reduce. Pour into a bowl and put in a warm place. It will get too stiff to pour if it gets cold.
- Arrange the spinach, chicken slices, strawberries and walnut halves on individual plates or in a serving bowl. Drizzle the balsamic dressing over all and enjoy!
Try adding a little goat cheese or fresh feta if you crave a little something extra!