Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad with Bacon

Whip up this healthy Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad with the help of rotisserie chicken & fresh seasonal strawberries. It’s quick & easy and perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Here in Florida we still have strawberries by the carton-full on sale in our stores. They are so sweet and delicious now that you can make anything with them and it will be fantastic! I have made pancakes & waffles with strawberry topping, yogurt parfaits for breakfast and dessert, smoothies, strawberry shortcakes, breads & muffins, strawberry lemonade and, even easier, just popped them in my mouth for a quick pick-me-up.

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad adding dressing | 2 Cookin Mamas

This recipe today is quick and easy and full of lean protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fat. It is hard to go wrong with a salad that has a mix of everyone’s favorite fruits, vegetables and nuts. And buying a rotisserie chicken cuts down on the time substantially and lets you get it on the table in less than 30 minutes. What mom wouldn’t love that?

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All you need to do is chop the chicke and slice the strawberries, cucumber and bell pepper. Then mix with greens and goat cheese and, just before serving top, with sliced avocado, candied almonds and your favorite vinaigrette.  I love the flavor that raspberry vinaigrette adds to the freshness of the salad but really any nice light dressing will work. The bacon, which can be sprinkled on top, is totally optional but it gives the salad a little salty taste which is a nice addition to the sweet.

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This really is the perfect salad for summer! Enjoy!

5 from 6 votes
STRAWBERRY AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD with BACON
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Whip up this healthy Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad with the help of rotisserie chicken & fresh seasonal strawberries. It's quick & easy and perfect for lunch or dinner.

Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 4-5 handfuls mixed greens
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped (I used a rotisserie chicken or you can use leftover chicken or turkey)
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries,  sliced
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/3 cup goat, feta or blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, candied (see note)
  • Favorite raspberry vinaigrette or your own fantastic dressing
Directions
  1. Place the greens in a bowl. 

  2. Top with remaining ingredients. Toss well.

  3. Serve with your favorite dressing on the side. 

  4. Best if served immediately.

Recipe Notes

To candy almonds, place 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a small skillet. Heat until sugar begins to melt, add almonds and toss to coat. Cook until nuts are lightly toasted. At this point you can sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on them if you like a spicier taste. Pour the nuts onto a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper and allow to cool. Once hardened, break into pieces.

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Ali
    05/02/2018 at 9:34 am Yum...this is my kind of salad. Full of flavor and lots of delicious ingredients. I would serve this any time of the day. Wonderful.
    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/02/2018 at 9:36 pm It's a pretty hearty salad that works as a brunch or lunch meal but also as a lighter dinner. I think I'll be including it in the mix for my Mother's Day brunch.
  • Reply
    Sue|theviewfromgreatisland
    05/02/2018 at 10:43 am This looks delicious!! I love sweet and savory mixes in salads. Such a nice way to use seasonal berries, too!
    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/02/2018 at 9:32 pm Thanks Sue! I love berries in salads and strawberries are one of my favorites. It's a great flavor combo.
  • Reply
    Tina Dawson | Love is in my tummy
    05/02/2018 at 10:55 am This is my favorite use of rotisserie chicken - in a salad, bright and refreshing!
    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/02/2018 at 9:30 pm Me too Tina! And it makes the meal come together so quickly too. It's quick, easy, delicious and healthy.
  • Reply
    Gloria
    05/02/2018 at 11:33 am Well first you can never go wrong with bacon. Berry season is just around the corner. This would be perfect for summer eating.
    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/02/2018 at 9:29 pm You hit the nail on the head Gloria! This is my go to salad for the hot summer months, which in Florida, usually start in May. And I seem to have a thing for adding bacon to whatever I can. lol
  • Reply
    Danielle
    05/02/2018 at 11:51 am I love strawberries on a salad. They add so much flavour with not many extra calories.
    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/02/2018 at 9:27 pm They certainly brighten up this salad and add a little bit of sweetness to the mix. It's a great low cal salad for summer.
  • Reply
    Britt | Sweet Tea and Thyme
    05/02/2018 at 12:18 pm Mmm, this salad looks so good! I think every salad needs avocado and bacon!
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