Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe


This perfect strawberry and chicken salad recipe is the answer to the warm summer night meal

In my book, there are many reasons to love a recipe.
Of course, taste is at the top of the list, but so is ease of prep, whether or not it looks appealing and versatility.
Versatility you ask?  Why yes!  I love recipes that with just a few simple changes, can be turned into a whole different food experience for your taste buds while keeping the main ingredients the same.
And that my friends, is exactly why I love this Strawberry Chicken Salad recipe so much.
Not only is this a delicious meal, but the ingredients can easily be switched up.

These are the main ingredients for this version.
I’ll give you other variations on this recipe below.
Strawberry Chicken Salad graphic.
5 cups spring mix salad greens, I also add baby spinich
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 medium kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
1 large apple, chopped, I used a red delicious apple
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup poppyseed salad dressing
For best results, all ingredients should be chilled prior to preparation
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients
Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat
Serve immediately
Serves 4
Substitute canned mandarin oranges for the strawberries
Replace crumbled feta cheese with crumbled blue cheese
Add sugared walnut or pecan pieces
Add cooked, crumbled bacon
Add toasted sliced almonds
Leave out the chicken to serve as an accompaniment to the meal instead of as the main dish
Click here for the printable recipe.
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  1. This looks and sounds terrific. Thanks and have a great day!


  2. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says:

    This looks wonderful, Suzy! My favorite salad has strawberries, but for some reason I’ve never thought of adding chicken to it. A great idea to make it into a complete meal. Thanks!

  3. Oh my gosh! This is the prettiest salad I’ve ever seen. It looks and smells…haha amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever had strawberries in a salad before. I’m starting on a lower carb diet and strawberries are allowed along with salad.. lots of salad. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. I LOVE a good fruity chicken salad! Where did you find those placemats! Love them!!

    1. Suzy Handgraaf says:

      This really is a delicious salad! That is just a piece of fabric that I recently picked up at JoAnn’s. I totally fell in love with all of the colors. You just might be seeing it again in a tablescape next week….

  5. Yum! We love Spinach & Chicken Salad, but these are some great new additions. I will definitely be making this!

  6. Tash TheVelvetMoonBaker says:

    What a gorgeous looking salad, I’m a sucker for strawberries in a savoury salad

  7. Diane Balch says:

    What a great way to incorporate strawberries when they are in season into a savory dish. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  8. I’ve made this recipe a few times and although I didn’t follow this recipe to the “T” I did really enjoy the mix of flavors and texture.

  9. To be honest, I have never tried kiwi in my chicken salad. Strawberries and apples are fine but I am really curious as to how the combination would work out. I will be making this salad for breakfast. Thank you for this post.

  10. I like the addition of Kiwi to the Strawberry Chicken Salad. Thank you for making it printable so easy!