Thursday, June 26, 2008

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Over at Big Mama everyone is sharing their favorite summer recipe. It's about time. If I offer my kids cereal for dinner one more night there might be an uprising. --The Great Captain Crunch Coup of '08.

I love this recipe. It's easy, only has a few ingredients, and it's good for you(mostly).

Strawberry Chicken Salad

4 Chicken breasts- marinated, grilled and cut into bite sized pieces (I like to marinate mine in Newman's Own House Italian Dressing)
1 Bunch of green leaf lettuce
1 Bunch of red leaf lettuce- both lettuces washed and dried and torn into bite sized pieces.
2 pints of Strawberries- cleaned and sliced
1/2 c sliced almonds-toasted ( You'll be tempted to just throw the almonds in raw, don't, it really makes a difference.)

Toss everything together and add your dressing. We use Litehouse Poppy Seed dressing on ours, but really any sweet dressing will work.

I never get tired of this salad, and even my really picky kids will eat it.


Danielle said...

I've had something similiar to this before only it used spinach instead of lettuce...it was delish!

Ward and June said...

We made this salad a few months ago and even my really picky sister ate it. But I am not sure that she liked it, but everyone else did. We just left out the chicken.