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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Hickory-Smoked Chicken

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Hickory-Smoked Chicken

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  • Makes: 4 to 6 servings
  • Start to Finish 45 mins

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The hint of the grill comes from the smoked chicken or turkey in this main-dish salad.


  • Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • 1 6 - ounce package fresh baby spinach or 8 cups fresh baby or torn spinach and/or assorted torn greens
  • 2 cups quartered or sliced strawberries and/or whole blueberries
  • 8 ounces hickory-smoked cooked chicken or turkey, cut into bite-size pieces or 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • 4 ounces Gruyere, Swiss, Gouda, smoked cheddar and/or Edam cheese, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 cup fresh enoki mushrooms and/or sliced fresh button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves, snipped (1/4 cup)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Prepare vinaigrette. Cover and store in refrigerator while preparing the salad.
  2. For salad: Place spinach on a large serving platter or divide among individual dinner plates. Arrange strawberries, chicken, cheese and mushrooms on spinach. Top with parsley.
  3. Shake vinaigrette; pour over salad. Top with pepper. Makes 4 to 6 main-dish salads.

Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a screw-top jar, combine oil, vinegar, orange peel, orange juice, parsley, and salt. Cover and shake well to mix. Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts

(Strawberry Spinach Salad with Hickory-Smoked Chicken)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Fat, total (g) 29, chol. (mg) 56, pro. (g) 22, carb. (g) 19, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, sat. fat (g) 8, Monosaturated fat (g) 16, cal. (kcal) 413, sodium (mg) 810, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, calcium (mg) 363, sugar (g) 9, Potassium (mg) 512, fiber (g) 4, Folate (µg) 129, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, iron (mg) 3, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 73, vit. A (IU) 4859

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