Easy Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Salad
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Serves: serves 4
An easy, healthy recipe that I L.O.V.E. Tender chicken breast is pan seared with balsamic vinegar and tossed over a salad with sliced strawberries, red onions, chopped walnuts, blue cheese, and a simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette!
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 THINLY sliced chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • For the Salad:
  • 8 - 10 ounces mixed salad greens
  • 1½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup red onion, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese (or feta!)
  • For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar **see note**
  • 2 teaspoons stone ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ⅛ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the kosher salt. Place them in the hot pan and cook them over medium to medium high heat for about 4 minutes per side (or until they reach an internal temperature of 165F. Pour in the ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, reduce the heat to medium low, and let them cook, turning once for about another minute. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and let it rest.
  2. Toss together all the salad ingredients.
  3. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, stone ground mustard, and brown sugar. Slowly pour in the extra virgin olive oil, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour as much of the dressing as you think you'll need over the salad and toss to coat (or serve on the side. Slice the chicken and serve a piece with each portion of salad.
TIP: It is SO worth it to splurge on good balsamic vinegar. You can really taste the difference. But still, I have a hard time parting with cash even for the flavor. DeLallo makes a great option that usually runs between $6 - $7. Tastes great, won't break the bank.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/easy-balsamic-chicken-strawberry-salad/