Grilled Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe – This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes!

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Grilled chicken salad makes a delicious, versatile meal perfect for serving throughout the week or even when entertaining on the weekends. This Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado is a juicy and delicious recipe that we enjoy! I love to make a large batch of grilled chicken on the weekends to use throughout the week in recipes, but have included my quick tips for cooking chicken on the stovetop using a grill pan so that you can enjoy this incredible salad anytime of the year!

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

How to Make this Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients you’ll need.

Chicken – For this recipe, I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I prepare it on the grill pan so that we can enjoy this salad year round. I like to cook a large batch of chicken that I can then use throughout the week in recipes, such as this one. It makes weeknight suppers super simple and helps for quick lunches on the go.

Balsamic Dressing – I love to use my White Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing for this recipe. The slightly sweet, yet tanginess of the dressing works perfectly with the fruit and chicken in this salad without overpowering it. I also love that the light dressing doesn’t color the salad in any way and just clings to the salad without weighing it down.

Baby Spinach – I use fresh baby spinach which is naturally smaller and has a more tender texture. You can also substitute with whatever greens you have on hand or use your favorite salad green.

Strawberries and Blueberries – Strawberries and blueberries add so much flavor to this salad and a fresh bite of sweetness. You could also add blackberries, if you like.

Pecans – I love to include toasted pecans in this salad for an extra bit of crunch. You can also use almonds or pine nuts if you prefer.

Red Onion – Slices of red onion add a bit of a sharpness and extra crunch to the salad.

Avocado – You can add chunks or slices of avocado to your salad which pares perfectly with the fruit and the dressing.

Goat Cheese – We love to include goat cheese in this salad. The soft, creamy texture of the goat cheese and the distinctive tang are just perfect in it. You can also use feta, mozzarella, or burrata if you prefer.

Basil – The addition of fresh basil leaves add so much flavor to this salad. When they are in season, definitely toss them in!

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

To make my salad, I begin by pouring half of my balsamic vinaigrette into a zip top bag with my chicken. Then, I allow my chicken to marinate in the dressing in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Once my chicken has marinated, I cook it on my grill pan, but you can also grill it on your gas or charcoal grill. Then, I remove my chicken from the heat and allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

As my chicken rests, I begin to assemble my salad. I add my spinach to a large bowl and then top with the strawberries, blueberries, onion slices, and toasted pecans.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

I add a bit of my balsamic dressing to the salad and toss lightly to coat.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Then, I slice my chicken to add to the salad along with the avocado, goat cheese and basil and give it another quick, yet gentle toss to combine.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe. I hope you love it.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado Recipe - This simple grilled chicken salad is made with fresh spinach, sweet berries and creamy avocado, then tossed with a quick balsamic dressing. Ready in 30 minutes! 
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled chicken salad, grilled chicken salad recipe, grilled chicken salad with balsamic dressing, grilled chicken salad with strawberries and avocado
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

  • 2-4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup Balsamic Dressing
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 medium red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 medium avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese
  • fresh basil

Instructions

  • Add chicken and 1/2 cup balsamic dressing to a large zip top bag. Press to remove as much air as possible as you seal the bag. Turn the bag to make sure that the chicken is well coated with the balsamic dressing. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Spritz a grill pan with olive oil spray and place over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place onto the grill pan. Discard the zip top bag and the used balsamic dressing marinade. Cook the chicken for 6 minutes on one side, then use tongs and turn the chicken to the other side and cook for an additional 6 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches 165º F when checked with an internal thermometer. Remove the grill pan from the heat and allow the chicken to rest as you prepare the remaining ingredients. 
  • Add the spinach, strawberries, blueberries, pecans, and onion to a large bowl. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of the dressing over the ingredients and toss lightly to combine.
  • Slice the cooked chicken and add to the salad along with the avocado and goat cheese. Top with torn basil leaves and the remaining dressing and serve.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

21 comments on “Grilled Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe”

  1. Love you blog and recipes

  2. my daughter will get the second mixer !

  3. Hello! I’d give the extra mixer to my sister. The spinach salad recipe looks amazing – thank you!!

  4. Hi Robin!  I’ve been practicing baking for my daughter’s wedding reception cakes – Bride’s cake & Groom’s. I’ve used your Best White Cake recipe which gets hearty approval all around! Thanks for sharing what you love to do. 

    If I win your KitchenAid mixers prize, I will give the 2nd to my daughter whose wedding is in June.  

    Thanks for the chance!

  5. I would give the mixer to my grandson’s mother who is a beautiful soul. She is raising my grandson to be a generous, compassionate and loving young man. She has had a difficult struggles in her life but she has never loss faith. She has found a wonderful job she can build a career on. She deserves something she can use to make her babies cakes, cookies or other foods.

    Thank you.

  6. My old kenwood blew a fuse and went up in smoke😨last week down to hand mixer so would love to win and I would give the other one to my dearest friend Kirsten 😊😊

  7. would love to win mixer prize and I would give the other one to my dearest friend Kirsten 😊😊

  8. I would love to give the mixer to my younger sister, who is also my best friend! She has given these mixers to her daughter-in-laws even though she doesn’t have one herself!

  9. I would love to give this to my daughter. She is a new ‘adult’ and this is a tool she can use for the rest of her life to care for herself and others.

  10. I would love to give this wonderful gift to my sister. She just moved into a new apartment and doesn’t have a mixer! 

  11. if I am chosen as the winner, my second mixer will go to my son. He is the one that does the cooking and baking for his family. I am so proud of him and the way he takes care of his family.

  12. If I had two mixers I’d give one to my daughter in law who loves to bake and experiment with new recipes. She’s a stay at home mom of two and this would be a great blessing to her.

  13. This recipe looks amazing I will definitely be making it. I just planted my very own strawberry patch and can’t wait to get my own strawberries! I use your recipes all the time I would love to win a KitchenAid mixer for me and my daughter-in-law Kim.

  14. I would love to give the second mixer to my husband.  He loves to cook and bake.  He would be so surprised.  We frequently cook and bake together, so having two mixers would be ideal.  

    Thanks for so many wonderful recipes.

  15. This recipe sounds so delicious. Can’t wait to make it. If I were to win the mixer, the person I would give the second one to is my Friend Jean. Jean is the one in our neighborhood circle who makes all the desserts for our get togethers. The whole crew always looks forward to what Jean’s next creation will be and we’re never disappointed! She would be so deserving of this special gift.

  16. If I was chosen to win, I would give the second mixer to my friend Bobbi. She is such a good cook, she would love it!

  17. If I were to win I would give the second to my sister.

  18. I would love to give this one to my sister. 

  19. I would give the mixer to my precious daughter. She would definitely enjoy having it.

  20. I would give the second mixer to my daughter who is getting married in July!!💕

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