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Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds is a delicious salad that everyone loves! Serve it for a light lunch or as a special side dish for any meal.

Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds

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This fantastic Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds is on regular rotation at our house – in fact, we are often asked to bring it for potlucks and other occasions.

The combination of tender fresh salad greens, peppery arugula, cooked chicken, and sweet fresh strawberries is perfectly complemented by a tangy-sweet honey mustard dressing and a sprinkle of our crunchy Sugared Sliced Almonds on top. This salad is SO good!

Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds

Why You’ll Love Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds

  •  Grown-ups and kids both love this salad – even the pickiest eaters!
  • You can make it with store-bought rotisserie chicken, and prep-washed salad greens for quick and easy meal prep.
  • It’s as pretty to look at as it is delicious! I mean – who wouldn’t love to see this salad on the menu!

Key Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Strawberries – Fresh strawberries are the only way to go, so don’t be tempted to swap in frozen berries. It just won’t be the same.
  • Crisp Salad Greens – We used Little Leaf brand Baby Crisp Green Leaf lettuce in our salad today, but any mix greens or baby lettuce will work in this salad.
  • Arugula – Please don’t skip the arugula in this salad! The fresh, peppery bite balances the sweetness of the strawberries and nuts, and it really adds a special flavor to this salad.
  • Chicken – Any cooked chicken will do in this salad, and a store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this salad easy to prepare. You can also skip the chicken if you want, but the protein makes this salad a complete meal.
  • Honey Mustard DressingHere’s a link to our homemade version, or use your favorite bottled brand. (Ken’s Steak House Honey Mustard dressing is one of our favorites when we don’t have time to prepare our own.)
  • Sugared Sliced Almonds See our quick and easy recipe here. These nuts totally make the salad – so don’t be tempted to skip them either.

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Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds

Special supplies needed

  • Large salad or mixing bowl

How do I make Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds?

  1. Clean, trim and slice the fresh strawberries.
  2. Add salad greens and arugula to the mixing bowl. Add the sliced strawberries to the bowl as well.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add the meat to the salad bowl.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad greens, strawberries and chicken, then gently toss to coat completely.
  5. Transfer the salad onto a serving platter.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the salad with the sugared almonds.
  7. Serve immediately.

 Chef’s Tip –

We find it easier to dress the salad in a large mixing bowl, rather than directly in a serving bowl or on a platter.

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Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds

Frequently asked Questions

Can I make Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds ahead of time?  You could certainly slice the strawberries, cut up the chicken, and make the dressing ahead of time. But assemble it just before serving.

How do I store leftovers?   Since any leftover, dressed salad will start to wilt in the refrigerator, we suggest making only as much salad as you plan to eat so you don’t have many leftovers. But if you do have some, cover and store in the refrigerator – then eat as quickly as possible.

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Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds

Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dinner salads
  • Category: salad
  • Method: stir, toss
  • Cuisine: American

Description

As written, this recipe makes two dinner-sized salads.


Ingredients

12 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced

4 ounces Baby Crisp Green Leaf lettuce (we used Little Leaf brand)

2 cups arugula

2 cups cooked chicken (picked from a small store-bought rotisserie chicken, or roast or poach your own chicken)

¼ cup honey mustard dressing (make our homemade recipe, or buy Ken’s Steak House brand)

¼ cup Sugared Slices Almonds


Instructions

  1. Clean, trim and slice the fresh strawberries.
  2. Add salad greens and arugula to the mixing bowl. Add the sliced strawberries to the bowl as well.
  3. Pick and cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add the meat to the salad bowl.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad greens, strawberries and chicken, then gently toss to coat completely.
  5. Transfer the salad onto a serving platter.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the salad with the sugared almonds.
  7. Serve immediately.

 


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Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds
Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds
Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds
Strawberry Salad with Chicken, Arugula and Sugared Almonds
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