i should be mopping the floor: Chicken Fruit Salad

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicken Fruit Salad

It's strawberry season in central Texas! We are blessed to be within an hour's drive of the best  'pick 'em yourself' strawberry patch around.

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My boys love strawberries and clean their plates when we make this combination fruit & chicken salad. Seriously...they're licking the plates.

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Gather your favorite fruit. I was in a rush tonight, so I grabbed the pre-cooked chicken. These are great. I used 2 6 oz. bags and all the fruit you see here.


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You'll also need a bottle of Poppy Seed dressing.
This dressing is what takes the salad to the next level. I've tried the other brands, but Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing is by far the best. 

The chicken is already chopped. So, chop up all of your fruit in bite-sized pieces. You may want to dip your banana slices in pineapple or lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. I didn't tonight, but if I'm serving this to others (besides my motley crew), I usually don't skip that step.

Toss everything in a bowl (except dressing) and mix it up gently.

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Mixing.


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Add your dressing...I use about 1/2 bottle on a large sized salad. 
Use more or less depending on your taste.


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Serve with your favorite crusty bread and you've got a wonderful (& easy) springtime meal. 
It would be fabulous for Easter brunch as well. 


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I did have one extra banana....and this is my favorite thing to do with those. Stick it in someone's lunch with a little note on it! Just a fun mom tip for what it's worth! ; )

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6 comments:

  1. Yummmmm. We are going strawberry picking on Friday in South Texas at a place called Froberg's Farms. This is such a great season!!

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  2. Hi Kristi,
    I am drooling! This looks like a fabulous salad. We do have the very best Strawberries this time of the year in Texas, don't we...Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  3. GREAT salad and I love the banana message at the end...such a great idea! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you on At The Picket Fence. :)

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  4. Oh I love this. We make a VERY similar salad, its just over greens. We love it here too!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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  5. This salad looks delicious! I make a similar one and use rotisserie chicken. It's amazing. I used to write notes on the napkins I put in my kids' lunches...my daughter, who is 27, recently mentioned it and told mehow much my notes meant to her. Sometimes you don't know what will make an impression...Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you have a great week. ~Ann

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  6. Oh my goodness, I am drooling! The weather here is finally warm and I am SO in the mood for a refreshing salad like this. I think I am running out today to buy all of the ingredients! I am also in love with your sweet way of writing notes on bananas. Not that I'm in a hurry for Emma to grow up, but when she is in school one day, I am totally doing that. :)

    This would also be a perfect recipe to share with So Sweet Sundays! I hope you'll link it up! :)

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