This blog is for the harried cook, busy families, beginning cooks, anyone who needs or wants to get a simple meal on the table in 30 to 60 minutes. FORGET FEEDING YOUR FAMILY FAST FOOD AS A REGULAR DIET. Save fast food for an occasional treat and feed your family quick, healthy meals at home! Some recipes are original and some are ones I have collected over the years and found to be practical and tasty.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
COPYCAT PANERA STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD
12 oz grilled chicken breast, cut into strips
12 cups salad greens
2 cups strawberries, sliced
2 cups blueberries
1 cup mandarin oranges, canned, in it's own juice; drained + cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup pineapple chunks
Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing:
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup Stevia®
4 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
4 tsp poppy seeds
Preheat grill to high heat.
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Spray grill with nonstick cooking spray. Place on hot grill, cooking 5 minutes on each side. Remove breasts from grill and set aside. Once chicken has had a chance to cool, slice into bite-sized strips.
For dressing, place all ingredients except poppy seeds in a blender and blend until smooth. Add poppy seeds to dressing and pour into an air-tight jar or seal-able container and shake until the poppy seeds are well mixed. Refrigerated dressing will stay good for up to two weeks.
Arrange 3 oz chicken, 3 cups salad greens, ½ cup strawberries, ½ cup blueberries, ¼ cup pineapple, ¼ cup Mandarin oranges, 2 Tbsp almonds on each plate and top with 2 Tbsp of Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing.
For an even quicker salad, purchase pre-grilled chicken strips.