This grilled chicken salad with strawberries can be prepared quickly and adapted to your own taste. You can use fresh strawberries, or frozen. Just don’t skimp on the add-in’s!
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Nothing beats a great salad. As long as it’s covered in yummy protein. That’s always been my motto when it comes to eating greens. I’m a carnivore. It’s who I am, at the core.
I love salads with fruit, any kind will do. You can make this with any fruit that is in season, or even use frozen fruit. It’s a super adaptable recipe. Mix it up, change this or that. It’s all good.
Toss some kick ass toppings in there and it’s a party. This is the kind of recipe I can eat for lunch any day of the week. It makes a great light dinner too. You can amp it up with extras, or dial it back.
Being an avid griller means I spend a ton of time outdoors. We have two grills on our deck, and two grills on our patio, as well as a smoker. So needless to say I’m outdoors often. Every day, 365 days a year.
If I’m grilling something low and slow I have a tendency to garden while it cooks. We have a HUGE yard so I’m always checking what needs to be taken care of. There’s always something that needs tending to.
One of our biggest struggles with our yard is our grass. We bought this house from my Dad’s estate after he passed away. We’ve lived here since 2007. In that time we’ve had some major struggles with our lawn.
We learned my Dad was not great about lawn care. He just didn’t dig tending the lawn. He loved gardening and spent hours putzing in the flower gardens. The lawn was not a priority for my Dad. Not even a little bit.
Another thing we learned was a neighbour back-filled their yard when doing some work, instead of having the dirt removed. That causes our yard to flood. Not even kidding, it’s like owning a lake.
So our grass takes a beating. Lack of care, and too much water have been a challenge. We’ve tried to tackle all these problems ourselves. Let’s just say it’s time to call in the professionals.
Enter TruGreen service. They offer lawn care, tree and shrub care, lawn program, tree and shrub programs. All natural services and organic services also available, if that’s your thing.
We’ve decided to get a quote, and I would highly recommend you get one as well if you need help with your yard. They offer amazing service and are located in Canada. The timing is perfect.
Are you impressed? I know, they do good work. Disclaimer though, that’s not my house. I really wish it was but my yard is not this pretty. Yet. It will be once they’re done with it though!
While we’re waiting on the quote, let’s make salad. Lots and lots of yummy salad. We’ll dream of spring, with lots of green grass, and yummy fresh strawberries. Let’s do this!
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries
This grilled chicken salad with strawberries can be prepared quickly and adapted to your own taste. You can use fresh strawberries, or frozen. Just don't skimp on the add-in's!
For the grilled chicken:
- 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup Italian dressing
- 1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce
For the salad:
- 1 cup green beans or snow peas (approximately 200 g/7 oz)
- 2 lemons halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Vidalia sweet, or white onion, diced
- 2 cups lettuce your choice
- 1 pint strawberries approximately 3/4 lb/12 oz/340 ml
- dried cranberries
- dried coconut
- anything you love!
Preheat grill to medium heat. Clean and oil grill grates.
Marinate the chicken breasts in Italian dressing for 10 to 20 minutes while the grill heats up.
Toss the green beans in half the oil.
Brush the tops of the lemons with the other half of the oil.
Place chicken on grill, discard any additional dressing. Brush the chicken breast with half the teriyaki sauce, and cook the chicken for 4 to 6 minutes on one side. Flip the chicken breast over, and brush the other side with the other half of the teriyaki sauce. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice into thin strips.
Grill the beans or peas just long enough to char them, this should take 8 to minutes. Flip the over until they look perfect. Remove and set aside.
Grill lemons cut side down for about 3 to 5 minutes, flip and grill for about 2 more minutes. Remove and set aside.
Arrange the salad on a plate, platter, or bowl. Start with the lettuce, add the beans or snow peas, the onion and the strawberries. Toss chicken over top. Squeeze grilled lemon over top for flavour. Set some more lemons inside the bowl for anyone who wants more pucker.
You can add dressing if you like, but honestly this is divine just the way it is.
Enjoy with a big old grilled salad loving smile!
Gorgeous, eh! This salad is a thing of beauty.
Now be confident and get your grill on!