Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing

Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing
Photo: Blaine Moats
Start To Finish Time:
30 mins


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 pounds total)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 recipe Warm Citrus Dressing

  • 6 cup fresh baby spinach and/or watercress

  • 2 cup halved fresh strawberries

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted

Warm Citrus Dressing

  • ½ cup strawberries

  • cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Pour broth into a large skillet; bring to boiling. Add chicken; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 14 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from broth; discard broth. Meanwhile, prepare the Warm Citrus Dressing.

  2. Thinly slice chicken. In a large salad bowl combine chicken, spinach and/or watercress, and strawberries.

  3. Drizzle the warm dressing over spinach mixture; sprinkle with nuts. Serve immediately.

Warm Citrus Dressing

  1. In a blender or food processor combine strawberries, orange juice, canola oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, sugar, chili powder (if using), freshly ground black pepper, and salt. Cover; blend or process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a small saucepan; bring just to boiling. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep warm until needed. Makes 3/4 cup dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
12g Fat
14g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 829mg 18%
Folate, total 125mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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