The Country Cook: Strawberry Chicken Salad
                                                   

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Hi everyone! I am so very thrilled and honored to be here onThe Country Cook's fantastic blog! I first want to thank Brandie for inviting me to come over and share one of my recipes. I love love love Brandie! She is the sweetest! Her food blog is one of my top faves. I check it everyday to see what great recipe she has added. Her taste in food and recipes are a lot like mine. Simple, yet delicious. I am not into fancy ingredients and food. I am a busy mother of 3 beautiful children that keep me hoppin, so when I need to get dinner on the table, it needs to be quick and delicious!
I am married to the sweetest man alive. He is the greatest father to our children. He will even do my girls hair when I'm at work!! How about that! lol. It sounds cheesy, but we are true soulmates. He makes me laugh so hard, and we really do have a great marriage! We will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversay this year on July 1st! I also work full-time for 5 Ear Nose and Throat Doctors. Our clinic is very busy. We easily see close to 150 patients a day. I LOVE my job. I love working in the medical field and helping others. When I get off work, I am busy taking care of my kids, helping with homework, and getting housework done. Dinner time is my favorite. It is when I can experiment in my kitchen. My girls LOVE to help me cook.
My food blog is called 'Life in the Lofthouse'. I started it back in October of last year, after some begging and pleading from my sisters and friends : ) I have enjoyed food blogging so much. I never imagined I would meet so many great people along the way, Brandie included! It has a alot of yummy and easy recipes, so come on over and see if you can find something you'd enjoy! Today I am sharing with you a salad I've been making for a few years. It is one of my hubbys favorites! I got the recipe from a restaurant I worked at when I was in high school.
Ingredients: 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
6-8 cups chopped romainelLettuce
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 cup poppyseed dressing
1/2 cup light raspberry vinaigrette


Directions: Start by brushing oil on chicken breasts and then season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken on your barbecue or indoor grill pan. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Set aside. On two plates, add the romaine lettuce, sliced strawberries and almonds. Slice your grilled chicken and place on top. Mix together the poppyseed dressing and raspberry vinaigrette together. Pour over the salad and dig in!
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26 comments :

  1. Another great blogger to visit, thanks!

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  2. You both are wonderful! I love BOTH of your blog! Brandie thanks for having Holly over. And Holly your salad makes me hungry for summer.

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  3. Of course it's a great recipe! There's not a bad one on Holly's blog. I am in love with your blog as well, Brandie : )

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  4. Holly - that was so beautiful! I love how much you are in love with your soulmate (me too!) Thanks for sharing this and one of my fave salads!

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  5. Brandie, you feature the BEST bloggers! Holly, this salad sounds incredible...and perfect for those warmer days when you just can't stand a hot dish. Thank you!

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  6. Yummy healthy salad.....you really are tempting me.

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  7. Great family picture. Wonderful blog post and a fantastic looking recipe. Perfect.

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  8. Thanks again for having me over Bran! Love ya!! : )

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  9. Brandie, great to see Holly as your guest blogger! Great post! And Holly, your salad rocks!

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  10. Awesome refreshing salad..I never tried adding strawberries, but will try it!
    Nice to meet you Holly and Brandy thanks for sharing her with us!!!

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  11. This salad look amazing and delicious! gloria

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  12. What a wonderful guest post, Brandie and Holly! Your salad looks incredibly delicious and refreshing, Holly, and it's nice to learn about you through Brandie's blog! Thanks to you both for sharing.

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  13. Yum, the salad looks delicious!

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  14. Lovely, handy recipe. Strawberries are in season and we always want to eat it. Never put it in salad but this sounds great.

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  15. I LOVE adding strawberries and chicken to my salads! This looks delicious!

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  16. Great post, thanks so much Holly and Brandie! I love this salad, I grew up with something similar but lost the recipe years ago. Thanks! I can't wait to try it!

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  17. This is one of my favorite salads EVER!!! Yum, yum, yummity-YUMMM!!

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  18. What a fresh and yummy salad! It looks delicious! One of my favorite salads ever was one with strawberries and chicken that I had at Panera one time. Yum-me! Brandie and Holly, you are both awesome and your blogs are must visits for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Holly...and Brandie, thanks for having her over to visit. :)

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  19. We make a similar one only with fried chicken! I love the flavor combination. Looks so pretty too.

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  20. Great guest post! I am just coming around to the idea of fruit in my salad which I always thought was a little weird before I tried it. This salad does look like a great one for summer!

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  21. Can't wait to try this recipe! And thanks for the great look at another fabulous blog site.

    Alise @ www.theranchkitchen.blogspot.com

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  22. This sounds simple and delicious. Can't wait to try this this summer!

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  23. I would absolutely love it if you put this on my "strawberry linky" party!

    http://cookinformycaptain.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-strawberries-linky.html

    I'm going to make this salad in a few days, and you'll be featured! =)

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  24. YUM.

    What a perfect meal for Spring and Summer weather--definitely will be making this soon :) Excellent, thanks for sharing!!

    Katie@ Little Things Bring Smiles

    http://littlethingsbringsmiles.blogspot.com

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  25. Wonderful salad..I added some glazed pecans and bacon to this salad to kick it up a notch. :o)

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  26. Really, 1 1/2 CUPS of dressing. I am surprised no one has commented on that is so much for a 2 person serving. Did I miss something, if so I appologise.

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