Strawberry Blueberry Chicken Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Strawberry Blueberry Chicken Salad with Orange Vinaigrette: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I love a good salad, especially when the weather starts to warm up. Even though I love it when the weather starts to warm up and especially when it gets hot, I am not the biggest fan of standing over a hot stove or having the oven on for long periods of time. So salads are perfect for this time of year. Even though I still had to cook the chicken, it did not require me to stand over the stove stirring or mixing. I could get the chicken going and walk away to work on the rest of the salad.

Strawberry Blueberry Chicken Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
Ingredients:

Orange Vinaigrette
2 oranges, juiced
1 lime, juiced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Chicken
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Salad
1 pound romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and chopped
1 pound strawberries, sliced
12 ounces blueberries
15 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup almonds
12 ounce package queso fresco, crumbled

Directions:

Orange Vinaigrette
In a medium bowl whisk together all of the ingredients well and set aside.

Chicken
In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the chicken and pour 1/4 cup of the orange vinaigrette over top. Cook for about 8 minutes, then turn the chicken over and cook until completely done.  Remove the chicken from the pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Salad
While the chicken is resting, add the lettuce to a big bowl. Top with strawberries, blueberries, oranges, almonds and queso fresco. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place on the salad. Gently toss the salad to combine. Serve with the remaining orange vinaigrette.

Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings 5

Amount Per Serving

Calories 880

Total Fat

54g

Saturated Fat

15.7g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3.1g

Monounsaturated Fat

14.6g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

54g

Sodium

741.5g

Potassium

746g

Total Carbohydrates

48.1g

Dietary Fiber

8.6g

Sugars

34.8g

Protein

53.5g

Vitamin A 169% Vitamin C 184.9%

Calcium 63% Iron 19.9%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

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