i should be mopping the floor: Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad

This Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad is one of our summertime faves. 
We made it for our weekly Saturday Night Supper Club last week. 
#MealsTogether

Do you have a meal tradition with your family? Ours is called Saturday Night Supper Club. Grab the above recipe and read more about our tradition below {and learn about a great contest from Tyson}.>>>

Welcome to Saturday Night Supper Club!
We started this tradition of eating a nice family dinner {most} Saturday nights in our dining room, with candles, the fancy plates and "high/low" conversations. My husband is a high school principal and my boys are both involved in various activities. There's not many weeknights when we're all home at the same time to have dinner together {not sure I'm ready to admit it, but we have a lot of car meals...especially right now during baseball season}. But Saturdays are our day. We fix a meal together and enjoy it as a family. Last week, we made our delicious Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad...be sure to grab the recipe at the end of this post!

We also snapped that photo of our recent Saturday Night Supper Club to enter in this awesome contest Tyson is having right now. You could win a weekly prize pack or the $1,500 gift card grand prize. Head to their Facebook page to upload your photo here

Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad
The combination of chicken and fruit may seem a bit off at first. But, one bite of this and you will LOVE me! :)

Ingredients:
- Your favorite fruits: strawberries, apples, grapes, blueberries, kiwi, bananas and whatever else you might like.
- Poppyseed Dressing {your favorite bottled kind works well for this}
- 2 lemons
- 1 bag Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips, warmed according to package directions.
The Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips are perfect for this recipe. During the summer, I don't like to turn on the stove much since it heats up the entire kitchen. I can pop this chicken in the microwave for a quick and easy meal.

Start by juicing your two lemons into a small bowl. Chop your apples and bananas and immediately place in the lemon juice to soak while you chop everything else. This will prevent browning. If you decide to use bananas {we don't, my kids don't care for them}, you may want to add them separately to each plate. If there's leftovers, the bananas make it difficult to store overnight. By leaving them out of the bowl, it's much easier. 

Chop the rest of your fruit and place into a large salad bowl. Add in your chicken. Drain apples and bananas and add them in {again, you can wait on the bananas if you'd like}. Gently toss. Plate the salad and top with your favorite Poppyseed Dressing. It looks really pretty plated atop lettuce leaves.

We like to serve this alongside crusty French bread.



A simple salad...perfect for summer! And for Saturday Night Supper Club.










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11 comments:

  1. YUM! This will be perfect for a ladies luncheon - thanks for sharing! xx. b

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  2. That looks SO yummy! I think I will take it to our church potluck parenting class this weekend!

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  3. What a cool recipe! I'm pinning this to use soon--maybe for an upcoming BBQ. Thanks.

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  4. I love how easy and delicious this recipe is!! What a great idea on using the chicken strips - this would be great for a weekend bbq! Pinned!

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  5. what a delicious salad, and I love your supper club idea :)

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  6. Oh my-this looks super yummy and fresh for summer! Definitely pinning! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  7. I have never tried chicken in a bag like that. May give it a go. This looks delish!! I am hopping over from the SITS linky party. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop too ( you can link up through Sat) Hugs!

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  8. This would be perfect for lunch this weekend! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Good Food Friday link party!

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  9. Nice tradition! I like that this is more of a fruit salad than a mayo-based chicken salad. Looks good!
    Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

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  10. Sounds like a nice light meal. Thanks for sharing!

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