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

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This flavorful dry-rubbed chicken and spinach salad was last featured in 2020. Our community loved it so much, we couldn't wait to bring it back!

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
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, fresh - 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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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.

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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 (51)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (7)

Most Helpful

This was delicious and easy. Inspired us to have a little “dry rub” mix on hand — so we can throw together this easy dinner every week.

By: Cullen
Posted: Apr 27, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

25 reviews

We all loved this

By: Namrita
Posted: May 21, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

The chicken was delicious and the rest of the salad quite nice

By: Rhiannon
Posted: May 16, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Love the flavor combo in this one. Very much a spring staple!

By: Caitlin
Posted: May 07, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very tasty and easy to make. A keeper for us!

By: Nina
Posted: May 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Such delicious, tender chicken. The salad was so good too.

By: Jessica
Posted: May 04, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great meal. Easy to pull of when prepping ahead of time. Chicken is on point.

By: Lee
Posted: May 04, 2022
Diet: Original
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