Grilled Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad | This strawberry spinach salad is full of walnuts, fruits, cheeses, topped with juicy grilled chicken and a homemade honey herb vinaigrette! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Grilled Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad

This strawberry spinach salad is topped with delicious grilled chicken, toasted walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, and drizzled with a honey herb vinaigrette!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • Baby spinach washed
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1 apple sliced (choose any variety you'd like, I used Gala)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1-2 in chicken breasts seasoned to your liking - what I used will be the notes section below
  • FOR THE HONEY HERB VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1-1/2 tsp fresh thyme or about 1/2 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh parley minced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat grill or indoor grill pan (even a regular ol' skillet will work too), over MED heat.
  • Season chicken breasts as desired, then place on grill and cook about 4-5 minutes per side (or until juices run clear and chicken is cooked through and golden).
  • Set chicken aside to rest.
  • While chicken is cooking, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • While chicken is resting, add walnuts to a small DRY skillet and toast over LOW heat for several minutes, or until nuts are fragrant and slightly toasted.
  • Add spinach to a serving bowl, then top with shallots, apples, strawberries, walnuts, and blue cheese.
  • Slice (or dice) chicken, and place on top of the salad.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette as desired, and enjoy!

Notes

1. I seasoned my chicken with a sprinkle of salt, black pepper, dried thyme, and all-purpose grill seasoning.