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Chicken Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe for Two

This Chicken Strawberry Salad with homemade Poppy Seed Dressing is delicious with romaine lettuce, golden brown chicken, cashews, sweet strawberries, and mozzarella.

Chicken Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing

 

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Also known as Riviera Salad, it became a favorite after my sister served it at a family gathering. This is a small batch version just right to serve two people for lunch or dinner.

 

How to make Chicken Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing:

For the Salad:

Heat the oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Click here for a medium skillet.

 

Salt and pepper the boneless chicken on both sides to taste.

 

Cook the chicken in the skillet on one side for 10 minutes.

 

Turn the chicken over to the second side, cover the pan, and cook for 10 more minutes.

two pieces of browned chicken frying in a pan

 

Remove the chicken to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes.

 

Cut the chicken into strips or cubes.

 

Chop the romaine lettuce into bite sized pieces and divide evenly between two 2 1/2 quart bowls. Click here for 2 1/2 quart oven safe bowls.

 

Scatter 1/4 cup of cashews into each bowl.

 

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese into each bowl.

romaine lettuce, cashews, and mozzarella in a bowl

 

Cut the strawberries into slices or chunks and divide evenly between the two bowls.

romaine lettuce, cashews, strawberries, and mozzarella in a bowl

 

Add the chicken, divided evenly between the two bowls.

 

For the Poppy Seed Dressing:

In a bowl, whisk the white wine vinegar and sugar until the sugar is mostly dissolved.

 

Add the dried minced onion, poppy seeds, salt, ground mustard, and mayonnaise. Whisk to combine.

 

Whisking the dressing steadily, pour the olive or canola oil into the dressing in a slow stream. Continue whisking until completely combined.

poppy seed dressing in a bowl with a whisk

 

Drizzle desired amount of dressing over each salad.

 

 

Chicken Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe for Two

 

 

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Chicken Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe for Two - small batch
Chicken Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This Chicken Strawberry Salad with homemade Poppy Seed Dressing is delicious with romaine lettuce, golden brown chicken, cashews, sweet strawberries, and mozzarella. Also known as Riviera Salad
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chicken strawberry salad and poppy seed dressing, riviera salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 1175 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
For the Salad:
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts 4 ounces each
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 strawberries or 1 cup blueberries, mandarin oranges
For the Poppy Seed Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or canola oil
Instructions
For the Salad:
  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Click here for a medium skillet.
  2. Salt and pepper the boneless chicken on both sides to taste.
  3. Cook the chicken in the skillet on one side for 10 minutes.
  4. Turn the chicken over to the second side, cover the pan, and cook for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Cut the chicken into strips or cubes.
  7. Chop or tear the romaine lettuce into bite sized pieces and divide evenly between two 2 1/2 quart bowls. Click here for 2 1/2 quart oven safe bowls.
  8. Scatter 1/4 cup of cashews into each bowl.
  9. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese into each bowl.
  10. Cut the strawberries into slices or chunks and divide evenly between the two bowls.
  11. Add the chicken, divided evenly between the two bowls.
For the Poppy Seed Dressing:
  1. In a bowl, whisk the white wine vinegar and sugar until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  2. Add the dried minced onion, poppy seeds, salt, ground mustard, and mayonnaise. Whisk to combine.
  3. Whisking the dressing steadily, pour the olive or canola oil into the dressing in a slow stream. Continue whisking until completely combined.
  4. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over each salad.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1175 Calories from Fat 837
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 93g 143%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1102mg 46%
Potassium 942mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 31g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 131.1%
Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 35.7%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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