Summer Chicken Salad

Are you looking for something easy to throw together that won't heat up your house? That seems to be my number one problem living here in the desert. With it being over 100°F here every day, I am in desperate need of meals that use little to no cooking on the the stove. So it goes without saying why I made this salad. The berries added a nice sweetness while the almonds added an extra crunch factor. This was a simple and easy salad to throw together and it was perfect for the intense hot summer days that we have been having here.

I grilled the chicken outside so I didn't heat up the house and while I was grilling the chicken I cut up the strawberries and almonds. Now slivered almonds would have worked much better with this recipe but I used that I had, which was whole almonds. Now the fun thing about this recipe, there really is no need to measure anything. All I am really giving you is just the ingredients that I used to make my salad. If you want more berries, throw them in! This is a salad, they are supposed to be simple not complicated. I used one chicken breast per person since salads really don't fill me up and I need a little extra oomph to keep me going.

  • green leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 c. fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 c. blueberries
  • 1/4 c. almonds, if whole then chop them up
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • lite raspberry vinaigrette

  1. Marinade the chicken with enough vinaigrette to cover the chicken and set aside in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Cook the chicken over direct heat in your grill for 5-7 minutes flip and cook an additional 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove and allow the chicken to rest and cool to room temp.
  2. Meanwhile, cut strawberries in half lengthwise and then slice. Now is also the time to chop your lettuce and almonds if need be. Assemble the berries and almonds on the lettuce in a large bowl.
  3. Once chicken has cooled slice the chicken breast and arrange the slices on top of the salad. Drizzle with the raspberry vinaigrette.

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Angelgirlpj said...

This sounds really good. I would have never thought of putting berries in a salad.

A Kitchen Witch said...

Yummy! I like to make a similar salad with baby spinach and candied pecans. With the raspberry vinaigrette & strawberries, the sweetness really hits the spot on a hot day, huh?! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my page : )

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love this salad, I make it all the time!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Sounds really good right now! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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shopannies said...

love summer recipes like this so refreshing light and yummy

Anonymous said...

What a nice salad for summertime! I have leftover chicken in the fridge ... now I know what I'll be doing with it.

Mary said...

This looks quite yummy! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting on Tasty Tuesday! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.