Strawberry Pineapple Chicken Salad #TheSaladBar

The Salad Barchicken strawberry pineapple salad

I can eat salads anytime of year. So I was especially excited to learn about this great new group of salad lovers over at The Salad Bar on Facebook. Each month we’ll have a theme to build our salad around.

June is BERRIES!

Luscious, juicy, sweet strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mulberries all kinds of berries to choose a salad combo to go with them was easy. Berries pair well with poultry. I love blueberries with chicken and cranberries and turkey are classic. I know, cranberries are a little out of season so I chose strawberries.

I’ve never paired strawberry and chicken before but I have made chicken with pineapple and strawberries and pineapple so why not all three?

Bingo! Add a little lime and you are in for a refreshing salad to perk up lunch or even dinner. Its a great way to use leftover chicken too.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple,diced
  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1/4 cup light or nonfat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lime zest for garnish

Directions

In a medium mixing bowl, combine chicken and well-drained fruit.

In a separate bowl, mix together, mayo, sour cream, honey, lime juice, mint and salt and pepper.

Fold dressing over chicken and fruit mixture and serve.

Garnish with strawberries, mint and pineapple if desired.

Notes:

You can use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of mayo and sour cream mixture but I prefer the taste and texture of the mayo and sour cream light version.

If you start with seasoned chicken, you can probably skip the addition of salt and pepper.

 

Strawberry Pineapple Chicken Salad #TheSaladBar
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple,diced
  • ½ cup light mayo
  • ¼ cup light or nonfat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon chopped mint
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lime zest for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine chicken and well-drained fruit.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together, mayo, sour cream, honey, lime juice, mint and salt and pepper.
  3. Fold dressing over chicken and fruit mixture and serve.
  4. Garnish with strawberries, mint and pineapple if desired.
  5. Notes:
  6. You can use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of mayo and sour cream mixture but I prefer the taste and texture of the mayo and sour cream light version.
  7. If you start with seasoned chicken, you can probably skip the addition of salt and pepper.

Check out all these great salads using berries from The Salad Bar Group!


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20 Responses to Strawberry Pineapple Chicken Salad #TheSaladBar

  1. You cam up with a delicious way to use left over chicken. So tasty.
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  2. What an awesome salad! I love chicken salad and this is such a great take on it. Love the berries!
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  3. This is such a perfect ladies-who-lunch chicken salad! I can just see it with a glass of rose!
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  4. Liz says:

    I’ve been waiting for this scrumptious salad recipe!!
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  5. Tara says:

    What a yummy looking creamy salad, fantastic!!
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  6. I am with Heather…glass of Pinot Grigio and this bouquet of a salad and I am set for lunch or dinner!
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  7. What a unique chicken salad, Cindy! So pretty with your sweet little flowers!
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  8. Cindy: Your salad is so pretty. I really think it’s too pretty to eat.
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  9. Michelle says:

    Looks delicious. I love strawberries and chicken!

  10. I like almost anything with mint and lime – I love this salad !!
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  11. This is gorgeous to look at…and healthy too! I’m in love…
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  12. Toni says:

    I love strawberries and pineapple together! What a creative and delicious looking salad. Great job!
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  13. Hezzi-D says:

    I’m always looking for new chicken salad recipes…the addition of the lime, pineapple, strawberry, and mint soun incredible!
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  14. This look like the perfect lunch! :)

  15. Cindy, This salad looks wonderful! I would have never thought to add fruit to a chicken salad, but I am now tempted! Very tempted! Love the recipe for The Salad Bar group!

  16. What a unique salad and a great way to incorporate berries into a chicken salad.
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  17. This sounds delicious Cindy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday
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