Strawberry Chicken Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

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I combined a couple of recipe ideas to make this chicken salad with strawberries and a strawberry poppy seed dressing.  My daughters and I love this salad.

It’s easy to make with cooked chicken breast (one full cup per serving), strawberries, pecans and dry minced onions.  My daughters don’t like to bite down on a raw onion, so I used the minced ones.  If I were making it for myself only, I’d add some sliced red or sweet onion.
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An easy-to-mix oil dressing with pureed strawberries is added to the chicken mixture …

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…and the salad is refrigerated for an hour or so to blend flavors.

STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD WITH STRAWBERRY POPPYSEED DRESSING

FOR THE SALAD:
4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (one medium sized whole breast)
2 Tblsp. dry minced onion
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
¼ cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped

FOR THE DRESSING:
½ cup fresh strawberries, quartered
¼ cup white vinegar
2 Tblsp. granulated sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 Tblsp. poppy seed
3/4 cup peanut oil

TO MAKE THE SALAD:
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, onion, 1 cup sliced strawberries and pecans.  Set aside.

TO MAKE THE DRESSING:
Place ½ cup of strawberries, vinegar, sugar, salt, poppy seed and oil in a food processor or blender and process until dressing is smooth and oil is completely blended with other ingredients.

Pour the amount of dressing you prefer over salad ingredients and toss lightly.  Place in covered container and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Makes 4 servings.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

4 thoughts on “Strawberry Chicken Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing”

  1. Lillian, that looks beautiful! It sounds tasty, and I will have to pick up some strawberries at Aldi’s because I have plenty of chicken and I’d like a change from bbq and casseroles. LOL Thank you for a great summer meal idea!

  2. My SIL brings home rotisserie chickens on Sunday nights that he buys as they shut down the store – I’m going to make this salad with the breast this week……….yum!

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