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Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad

posted by Julie Evink on July 17, 2015

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Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad ~ Fresh, Flavorful Salad Recipe Loaded with Spinach, Strawberries and Chicken Marinated in Balsamic Dressing!

Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad ~ Fresh, Flavorful Salad Recipe Loaded with Spinach, Strawberries and Chicken Marinated in Balsamic Dressing!

A long time ago, as in like maybe ten years ago I found out I had an addiction. It was a strong addiction that makes my mouth water whenever that certain taste comes to mind. I can’t get enough of it. Some people think I’m a little odd some nod and agree because they understand that strong addiction. I’m sure you are wondering what that addiction is aren’t you? My friends, I’m about to let out one of my biggest secrets here. My addiction is…. Balsamic. I can not get enough of it. Can not no matter what I do. I first encountered this amazing, delicious invention at an Italian restaurant about 30 miles from my home town. It was a big deal when we got a new Italian restaurant around these parts and we all went there as often as possible!

Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad ~ Fresh, Flavorful Salad Recipe Loaded with Spinach, Strawberries and Chicken Marinated in Balsamic Dressing!

They served this amazing bread that was freshly baked along with a little olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pepper and balsamic. I remember dipping my bread in the balsamic and ignoring the olive oil completely. I could not get enough of that stuff! If I was in the comforts of my own home I may have just licked that little plate, but I try to save face and act appropriately in public most of the time. I don’t really want to be the talk of the town in that way!

Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad ~ Fresh, Flavorful Salad Recipe Loaded with Spinach, Strawberries and Chicken Marinated in Balsamic Dressing!

Because of this love of balsamic I now try to sneak it in whatever I’m making if it’s anywhere near appropriate. This time I put it in my salad to try and keep things a little bit lighter than dipping a loaf of bread in it! I choose Newman’s Own Balsamic for this recipe because I know it’s great tasting, great quality and is made of the finest ingredients. Plus I love to buy Newman’s Own because I know I’m doing good by buying it. Did you know that all of their profits go to charity? Now that makes me smile when I’m enjoying their products! You can also find Ranch Dressing, Olive Oil & Vinegar, Family Recipe Italian, Creamy Caesar and many more varieties!

Newman’s Own products were started by Paul Newman in 1982 in a tiny boutique operation. Paul gave his homemade salad dressings to neighbors as holiday gifts and from there it continued to grow. Over the last 30 years, Newman’s Own has given away over $400 million to thousands of charities!

Grab your ingredients for this amazing salad stuffed with spinach, strawberries, candied pecans and marinated chicken breasts! Don’t forget the Newman’s Own Balsamic of course!

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Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 c. Newman's Own Lite Balsamic
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 (5 oz) package candied pecans
  • 8 Tbsp Newman's Own Lite Balsmic

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts in 1/4 c. balsamic and let marinade in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  2. Grill chicken breasts and slice.
  3. Place spinach into a salad bowl; scatter strawberries and candied pecans over spinach. Place chicken on top of this mixture. Drizzle the remaining balsamic over salad. Serve immediately.
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  • Kelly


    This strawberry chicken salad looks gorgeous! Love Newman’s Own dressing and anything with balsamic!

  • Julie | This Gal Cooks


    Balsamic is a good addiction to have! My food addiction is peanut butter. I eat spoonfuls of it EVERY day!

    This salad look wonderful, Julie! Strawberry and balsamic is a great flavor combo!

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