Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach is all I've been craving now that Spring is in full bloom! I made this with creamy goat cheese and a white balsamic dressing, but this would also be great with Feta cheese and if you want to add more protein, or skip the cheese add walnuts or slivered almonds.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach is all I've been craving now that Spring is in full bloom! I made this with creamy goat cheese and a white balsamic dressing, but this would also be great with Feta cheese and if you want to add more protein, or skip the cheese add walnuts or slivered almonds.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach is all I’ve been craving now that Spring is in full bloom! I made this with creamy goat cheese and a white balsamic dressing, but this would also be great with Feta cheese and if you want to add more protein, or skip the cheese altogether, add walnuts or slivered almonds.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach is all I've been craving now that Spring is in full bloom! I made this with creamy goat cheese and a white balsamic dressing, but this would also be great with Feta cheese and if you want to add more protein, or skip the cheese add walnuts or slivered almonds.

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I love strawberries in my salad, I could eat this all summer long, especially when strawberries are at their peak.

A few other salad recipes I have with strawberries you may also enjoy:

For those of you following a Paleo diet, swapping the cheese with almonds or walnuts would make this compliant.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach is made with creamy goat cheese and a white balsamic dressing, but this would also be great with Feta cheese and if you want to add more protein, or skip the cheese add walnuts or slivered almonds.
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach Recipe

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331 Cals 31 Protein 4 Carbs 17 Fats
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach is made with creamy goat cheese and a white balsamic dressing, but this would also be great with Feta cheese and if you want to add more protein, or skip the cheese add walnuts or slivered almonds.

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 3 tbsp golden balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

For the chicken:

  • 16 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, to taste (I used Montreal Steak Grill Mates)

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  • For the chicken: Season chicken with seasoned salt, then mix in crushed garlic.
  • Light the grill or indoor grill pan on medium heat, when hot spray the grates with oil and grill the chicken about 10 to 11 minutes on each side until charred on the outside and cooked through in the center. Set aside on a cutting board and slice on an angle.
  • In a large bowl toss the spinach with the dressing. Divide between 4 plates and top with strawberries, goat cheese and
  • grilled chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad with 3 oz chicken, Calories: 331kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 89.5mg, Sodium: 345mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 8
Keywords: Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese, Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach Recipe

Disclosure: This post has been created in partnership with Whole Foods Market. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own.

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43 comments

  1. This salad is delicious. I made it because it looked easy to meal prep for the week and I was shocked at how good it was. I get to work and can’t stop thinking about my lunch lol! Will definitely be putting this in my rotation.

  2. The balsamic dressing is a perfect pairing to the goat cheese and strawberry. This was super refreshing. A great summer salad!

  3. Great salad- I always order salads w/ fruit &goat cheese when we go out to dinner so I was happy to come across this super easy recipe on your site! I made it for dinner & put aside extra for lunch the next day. My husband is doing keto & I do WW so it was a win-win (he chose to use some other dressing b/c of the small amount of honey but would have been fine I’m sure). The dressing is a snap to whip up- I used regular balsamic which was fine, and I keep Penzey’s dried shallots on hand for situations like this to make it easier.

  4. Love this recipe. Thank you. Any thoughts on the best way or marinade to make the grilled chicken? Thanks.

  5. This salad is delicious.  I made it as listed except for the dressing. Made my own with a  splash of apple cider vinegar, olive oil and some Italian seasoning.  I will definitely make again!  Once again, Gina, thank you 

  6. Loved this recipe! I used white balsamic, so I am not sure if that is the same as golden. I did feel that it was too sour/acidic for my own taste, so I sprinkled in a little splenda for balance. The goat cheese really is wonderful in this dish!

  7. I don’t like spinach and was wondering if arugula instead with out changing the carbs knit to much?

  8. Made this for dinner this evening, it was delicious! 
    I have a bunch of dressing left over, should I refrigerate it or leave it at room temperature? 

  9. This was amazing!! That dressing would probably taste great on anything, I added gorgonzola cheese instead of feta and left out the chicken. Great recipe, very easy to make!

  10. This was AMAZING!  The best salad I’ve ever made. It will be a regular this summer!!

  11. This salad has become a very regular go-to for weekly dinners. We love it – especially in the summer. It is super light, quick, and delicious!

  12. How many calories is just the dressing (split between 4 servings). I have had this salad for the last 4 days…love it. Was Thinking of making the dressing and using on other salads.

  13. Hi, so if the ingredients created 4 servings does this mean that each of the 4 servings are 331 calories or is it 331 calories for the entire for servings?

  14. This has become one of my favorite salads! I make it at home fairly often (usually adding blueberries). If I’m really busy I just use bottled dressing.

    I used the dressing for a Rosh Hashanah salad at a dinner last week and it went over incredibly well. Something about the golden balsamic and shallots go great with fruit! I paired it with

    – Mixed greens (the kind with herbs mixed in if you can find it)
    – Thinly sliced honeycrisp apples (brush with lemon to prevent browning)
    – Golden raisins
    – Sliced almond slivers
    – Pomegranate seeds

  15. This sounds amazing but I have a quick question. I would like to take this to a potluck at Church tomorrow and wonder if the chicken is supposed to be served hot on the salad? I was going to make it tonight and then whip it together in the morning before church so the chicken would be cold by the time we eat. Thanks in advance!!

  16. Sounds wonderful! Could I replace the olive oil with avacado oil?

  17. This was so delicious! The only thing I changed from the original recipe was omitting water in the dressing. Also, we used butter lettuce for dinner because he had to finish up some that was on the verge of going bad, but had spinach for lunch the following day and both were absolutely delicious. This is so simple, yet fancier than the usual salads I whip up. Will make this again and again.

  18. Making this for the 2nd time tonight. I substitute feta and it’s delicious!!

  19. Loved this recipe! Perfect for this evening warm spring/summer evenings. I didn’t have golden balsamic so I used regular and feta instead of goat cheese. Definitely will make again! 

  20. Are you sure the carb count and sugar count are correct? I just used the numbers to plug this in to WW and it says that the sugar amount can’t be more than the total carb amount. Is it just 1.5g sugar? Please clarify. 🙂 I’m making this tonight and can’t wait!

    • You have to use recipe builder as you are counting the strawberries which are 0 by using the n.i.

  21. If you don’t like goats cheese what would be the best??

  22. Had this tonight.  My husband and I LOVED it.  Only change is I put 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil instead of 3 tablespoons.  We will be having this for lunch tomorrow….,,yummy!

  23. I made this tonight and it was delicious! A definite keeper for the summer. Another fantastic Skinnytaste recipe. Thank you Gina!

  24. Delicious! My husband and I both loved this.

  25. Wow that is excellent! It is definitely going to be a go to recipe for the summer!! I used a Mango balsamic and a Basil Olive oil because that’s what I had and it worked out very well!

  26. Can you replace the shallots with anything? Just grocery shopped and forgot them! 

  27. Omg. Perfect for a spring lunch. Doing this tomorrow. ❤️❤️. LOve salad!!

  28. This sounds so refreshing!!

  29. So how many total carbs are in this recipe? You have 4 carbohydrates 4 fiber and 10.5 sugars and I’m just a little confused. Thanks looks great, but I have to watch my carbs!