Wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf, Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad makes for a tasty and fresh Whole30-friendly lunch.
A fast-and-easy recipe and the perfect way to use up leftover chicken.
I love chicken salads and I’m always trying new combinations of ingredients. This one, was a definite winner and one I had to share with you!
Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad is quick to make, made with less than 10 ingredients and is the perfect summertime lunch. Just like in our Blueberry Chicken Salad this recipes combines chicken, fruit, herbs, nuts, and my favorite avocado mayo from Primal Kitchen Foods. In this reicpes, I love the combination of fresh strawberries, chopped chicken, fresh basil, crunching celery and onions, toasted almonds, poppy seeds that are all tossed in a zingy lemon-mayo dressing. If you have cooked chicken on hand or you pick up a rotisserie chicken, this salad can be whipped up in less than 10 minute of your time. You know us, we’re all about keeping it simple.Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad makes for a tasty and fresh @Whole30-friendly lunch. Click To Tweet
Make it your own.
Like many of our recipes on the blog, Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seeds Salad is an easy recipe to customize to what you have on hand, your flavor preference and/or what’s in season. Feel free to sub any fruit of your choice, whatever nuts or seeds you have on hand, your favorite herbs, and any veggies that would make a tasty addition. Just like spending less time in the kitchen, we also encourage you to use what you have on hand so that you can save a trip to the grocery store and as a result save money and reduce food waste.
And if you’re wondering how to make the perfect chicken breast…we’ve got you covered! Jess shows you how with a step-by-step photo tutorial in this post.
Serve it up wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf, or whatever floats your boat.
I like to tuck the Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seeds Salad in a lettuce leaf for a light and delicious lunch. But really, the options are endless. If you’re on a Whole30, serve the salad in a lettuce leaf, on bed or greens, scooped into an avocado or topped on cucumber slices. If you’re not on a Whole30, feel free to wrap it in your favorite tortilla (I like Sietes) or make into an open-faced sandwich with avocado on a slice of bread (I like Northern Bakehouse bread). You do you!
I can’t wait for you to try this Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad!
- 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 1–2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
- 1/4–1/3 cup mayonnaise (we recommend Primal Kitchen Mayo)
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. poppy seed
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Leaf lettuce or butter lettuce
- Chopped green onion
- In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, strawberries, onion, celery, toasted almonds and fresh basil.
- To toast almonds: place almonds in a small pan over medium heat. Toast until slightly browned tossing occasionally. This only takes a few minutes so watch closely.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and poppy seeds. Gently stir into the chicken mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serving option: scoop into a lettuce leaf or scoop onto a bed of greens and top with green onions and a few toasted almonds.
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- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 239
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 180mg
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 21g
I’d love to hear how you like this recipe, how you served it and if you made any modifications.
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