Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Glazed Chicken

I've turned over a new leaf. I'm trying to plan my meals ahead, and 2 weeks into the ordeal plan I've mixed up the meals a bit and am feeling more organized. One of last week's recipes was Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Glazed Chicken. This was actually 2 different recipes melded into one. So, here we go!

Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Let's begin with assembling the Strawberry Salad:

Mixed greens
Cucumber slices
Strawberries, halved

This salad is fantastic as is! See?

To step it up a notch, we can make our own Strawberry Dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 tsp. mustard
2 T. balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Puree strawberries in a food processor. Add vinegar, mustard, and seasonings. Blend, then add olive oil. Blend until creamy. Yum!

Now, let's turn this salad into a meal by adding some Balsamic Chicken:

Marinate boneless chicken breasts in 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 3 T. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper for 1 hour. Grill as usual.

You end up with this:

Oh, and I won't even try to pretend my kids will eat this, but it's doable. Their plates look like this:


  1. YUM! This looks great and hey, at least your kids are eating some veggies!

  2. What a delicious spring salad!

  3. Yummy!! I think I am adding this to next week's menu. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. This is the type of thing I eat all the time. I love the recipe!

  5. Loooove it!!! Almost like the one I handed in for kickboxing....Yummmmy!

  6. I figure out the meals for 2 weeks...it makes grocery shopping so much easier (and cheaper!)

    I foresee strawberry chicken salad for lunch today!---its dreary and rainy so maybe this will perk everyone up :)

  7. Omg...You make me laugh...I love your kids plate...too funny. I guess their food can't touch each other? For me and my man...this looks fabulous and I am cooking it this weekend. We are big salad eaters and this is right up our alley (what does that phrase even mean...I don't even have an alley????) Thanks for sharing ;-)
    Janet xox

  8. I love that you included the kid plate too! I don't get why it's okay separate but not okay mixed!

    That looks awesome and is making me wonder if 10am is too early for lunch?

  9. This sounds so good! I love strawberries in my salad. I'll have to give the strawberry dressing a try :)

  10. This looks so yummy and I didn't have anything planned for dinner so off to the store I go, thanks!

  11. Hahaha... your kid plate is cracking me up!! No kid would eat something as AWFUL as a strawberry salad, right? That awfulness is only reserved for adults (yum).

  12. Yum but easy to make.. my kinda meal!
    I will add this to my menue plan this month.

  13. Oh my, but that does look and sound yummy. I've tried to keep weekly menus for years - sometimes good, sometimes not too great. It does make your life easier in the end AND cuts the food bill.

    BTW, I made the weeknight lasagne and LOVED it. I ate every single helping (except for the one hubs got).

  14. Well done!! Planning ahead makes dinner prep so much more managable, doesn't it? The dish you featured looks totally YUM!!! I like the kids plate as well. ;)

  15. Yum Jen! I will be making this in the near future! Your kiddo's plate look like mine would look except we would have a glob of ketchup right in the middle!

  16. Mine as in the kids ☺... I'm all for the real deal.

  17. My mouth is watering big time. Thanks for the lucious looking recipe. The kids just don't know what they are missing do they?

    Glitter and roses

  18. That looks mouth-watering!! I smiled when I saw the kid plate. We totally do that too. I'll give them the same food we are having, but maybe not presented in the same way. :)

  19. YUM! I seriously want to make this now :) And anything that has the word "salad" in it my 3 year old won't eat :/ ughhhh.

  20. Thank you for a delicious recipe. I just made this for dinner tonight. It was a hit as I expected. :)


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