Looking for a main course salad bursting with flavor and packed with protein? How about trying this filling, delicious recipe for Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad With Grilled Chicken?Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken is bursting with flavor and protein, and tastes delicious topped with a homemade light balsamic dressing.
I found this salad recipe while searching Pinterest a while ago, and decided to make this for dinner for my husband and myself recently.  The salad was very easy to prepare, and the bonus is that the dressing for the salad also serves as a marinade for the chicken breasts before grilling! Here’s how to make this entree salad (enough for 2 LARGE main course salads):

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Make The Salad Dressing

First, mix up the salad dressing/marinade by placing olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, sugar, tarragon, salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved and ingredients are completely combined. Divide the dressing in half, reserving half to dress the finished salad with before serving. Set aside.

Marinate The Chicken

Place the chicken breasts in a covered container.  Take the remaining half of the dressing and pour it over the chicken.  Turn to coat chicken with marinade. Place in refrigerator in covered container and let marinade for at least 30 minutes.

Marinade is mixed for dressing the strawberry avocado spinach salad.

Grill The Marinated Chicken

Prepare a grill (inside or outside) by spraying with a non-stick spray. Cook chicken breasts on medium-high heat, turning occasionally until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, and are cooked through.  Grill times will vary, depending on the size of the chicken breasts, but the average time will be about 15-20 minutes.

Once cooked, take chicken off grill, and let the meat rest for a few minutes to let internal juices redistribute.  Cut chicken breasts into 1/2 inch slices.

Make The Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad With Grilled Chicken

Arrange baby spinach, strawberries, red onion slices, feta, and almond slices in or on individual serving dishes.  Place grilled chicken slices on top of salad.

Chicken breast is sliced then served atop the spinach salad with avocado and strawberries.
Add avocado chunks, then drizzle salad with remaining reserved salad dressing (don’t use the dressing you marinated the chicken in). Serve this strawberry avocado spinach salad with grilled chicken, and enjoy every single bite!

Avocado chunks added to spinach salad, along with dressing.

Time To EAT!

Here is a photo of our  bowls of strawberry avocado spinach salad before we pounced on them and gobbled them up!  They were soooo good! Crunchy almonds, sweet strawberries, slightly salty feta, creamy avocados, yummy salad dressing and delicious chicken top this delicious salad off!

Two strawberry avocado spinach salads with grilled chicken ready to eat!

Hope you will consider making this wonderful tasting strawberry avocado spinach salad.  We truly enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by today… I hope you will come back soon.

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Recipe Source:  http://www.foodiecrush.com/strawberry-and-avocado-spinach-salad-with-chicken/

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad With Grilled Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken is bursting with flavor and protein, and tastes delicious topped with a homemade light balsamic dressing.
Category: Main Course Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry avocado spinach salad
Servings: 2 entree salads
Calories Per Serving: 821 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Marinade/Salad Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar ( I used a white raspberry balsamic)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried tarragon (or 1 Tablespoon fresh, chopped tarragon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
For Salad:
  • 2 boneless , skinless thin chicken breasts (about 1" high, and not too "plump")
  • 6 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • 6-8 strawberries , hulled/quartered
  • 1 ripe avocado , peeled, seeded, then cut into 1-2 inch chunks
  • 4 very thin slices of red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 slice cooked crisp/crumbled bacon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix the salad dressing/marinade by placing olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, sugar, tarragon, salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved and ingredients are completely combined. Divide dressing in half, reserving half to dress the finished salad with. Set aside.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a shallow container. Take remaining half of the dressing and pour it over the chicken. Turn to coat chicken with marinade. Cover, and place in refrigerator; let chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare a grill (inside or outside) by spraying with a non-stick spray. Cook chicken breasts on medium-high heat, turning occasionally until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, and are cooked through. Grill times will vary, depending on size of the chicken breasts, but average time will be about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked, take chicken off grill, and let the meat rest for a few minutes to let internal juices redistribute. Cut chicken breasts into 1/2 inch slices.
  4. Arrange baby spinach, strawberries, red onion slices, feta, and almond slices in individual serving dishes. Place grilled chicken slices on top of salad. Add avocado chunks, then drizzle with reserved salad dressing (do not use the dressing you marinated the chicken with). Serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad With Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 821 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 794mg35%
Potassium 1929mg55%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 8775IU176%
Vitamin C 75mg91%
Calcium 302mg30%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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