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Dry-Rubbed Chicken and Spinach Salad
with strawberry / mint / feta

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

The flavorful dry-rubbed chicken on top of this salad was first featured in 2018. Our community loved the chicken so much the first time around, we wanted to find a new way to use it. These spring salads are it!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Dry Rub Chicken:
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Chicken breast tenders - 1 lb (sub boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Strawberry and Spinach Salad:
  • Mint - 10 leaves, chiffonade
  • Strawberries, fresh - 8 oz, quartered
  • Cheese, feta - 4 oz, crumbled
  • Baby spinach - 6 oz
  • Almonds, sliced or slivered - 1/3 cup
Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make dry rub - Combine Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and brown sugar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and honey. Add olive oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Chicken - Tenderize with a fork. Toss with dry rub. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Mint / Strawberries / Feta - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Heat a grill pan or skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add chicken and sear on both sides until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes total.
  2. Assemble salads by dividing spinach between serving plates or bowls. Finish salads with mint, strawberries, feta, almonds, and vinaigrette. Top salads with chicken (slice chicken into bite-sized pieces first if you’d like). Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (30)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (6)

20 reviews

This was great! Hubs doesn't like fruit in his salad :/ so we did a plan B -- grilled these along with sweet potato slices and served with a salad, and the combo was great.

By: Sarah
Posted: May 31, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

The chicken rub is a keeper! Salad was delish too and a hit with the whole family.

By: Joanna
Posted: May 30, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

chicken was SO GOOD

By: Erica
Posted: May 30, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easy and delish -- definite favorite

By: Namrita
Posted: May 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So easy and had most ingredients on hand from my garden. Next time might use Frozen seasoned Chicken strips from Costco to cut prep time even further. Perfect summer meal.

By: Kristen
Posted: May 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was delicious. Perfect for a hot summer night!

By: Michael
Posted: May 29, 2020
Diet: Original
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