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Strawberry Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Strawberry Grilled Chicken Salad is a taste of summer in every bite! A strawberry marinade that doubles as a dressing gives the grilled chicken a fruity-tangy bite. Paired with lots of fresh veg, juicy strawberries, toasty nuts, and tangy feta cheese – it’s a flavor-packed summer experience!



For the Marinade/Dressing:

  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1 shallot, minced (or 2 tablespoons red onion)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts or tenders
  • 8 cups mixed greens (or any salad green you prefer)
  • 1 cup sliced or diced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onions (or raw red onions)
  • 1/2 cup toasted marcona almonds or pistachios
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (goat cheese or blue cheese would also be great here)


For the Marinade/Dressing:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, thickened, and emulsified.
  2. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour half the marinade into a measuring cup and set aside to use for dressing the salad.

For the Chicken:

  1. Place the chicken in a baking dish and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour over the remaining half of the marinade. Toss to coat and then cover the baking dish. Marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours (or up to overnight).
  3. When you are ready to cook the chicken, remove it from the fridge to sit at room temperature while you preheat your grill to medium-high. Oil your grill grates (this important – the natural sugars in the marinade can make the chicken stick otherwise).
  4. Cook for 2 minutes on one side, brush liberally with the residual marinade, and then cook for another 2 minutes on the other side. Continue to brush and flip the chicken until completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes total (depending on the size of your chicken pieces).
  5. Remove the chicken from the grill, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before thinly slicing.

To Serve:

  1. To a large mixing bowl, add the greens, strawberries, cucumbers, onions, and nuts.
  2. Add the sliced chicken and a few tablespoons of the reserved dressing. Toss the salad well to combine and coat in the dressing, adding more if you prefer. Season the salad with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle in the crumbled feta, divide between serving dishes, and serve.
  • Prep Time: 2 hours (inactive marinating time)
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: salads

Keywords: strawberry grilled chicken, strawberry grilled chicken salad, strawberry chicken marinade, summer salad meals, strawberry chicken salad