5.13.2010

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
Pecans
Strawberries, halved
Blueberries
Feta

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:


21 comments :

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

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  2. What a delicious spring salad!

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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

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  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?

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

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

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  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).

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

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  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).

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  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. ;)

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  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!

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

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  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?

    Ginger
    Glitter and roses

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  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. :)

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  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.

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  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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