Strawberry Chicken Salad Ingredients
- Chicken fillet 250 grams
- Fresh strawberries 150 grams
- Almonds (sliced into thin petals) 100 grams
- Red onion 1 piece
- Feta Cheese 100 grams
- Mix salad 150 grams
- Vegetable oil as required for frying
- Soy sauce 3-4 tablespoons
- Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon
- Vegetable oil 2-3 tablespoons
- Vinegar (wine or apple) 2 tablespoons
- Sugar 1 tablespoon
- Lemon juice to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste (optional)
- Main ingredients: Chicken, Strawberry
- Serving 4 servings
Frying pan, kitchen knife, cutting board, salad bowl, colander, wooden spatula, bowl, whisk, salad spoon.
Making a salad with strawberries and chicken:
Step 1: Prepare the Chicken Fillet.
Thoroughly rinse the chilled chicken fillet with running water, then dry it with disposable paper towels. Cut each piece lengthwise into 2-3 parts slightly less. Pour the poultry meat with soy sauce, mix well and let marinate for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a little vegetable oil in a pan, if you have a grill pan, like mine, then you can not add oil. Fry the chicken on both sides until cooked.
After frying, cool the chicken and cut it into small pieces of arbitrary shape. Most importantly, do not cut very finely.
Step 2: Prepare the almonds.
Fry thin slices of almonds to a light golden color, without the need to add any oil, since the nuts are quite fat and so. After frying, lay the almonds on a disposable paper towel and cool.
Step 3: Prepare the sesame seeds.
Sesame seeds also need to be slightly fried in a hot pan without adding oil, and then cool to room temperature on paper towels.
Step 4: Prepare the onion.
Peel the red onion, rinse with cold water, dry and cut into thin half rings.
Step 5: Prepare the Cheese.
Feta cheese very carefully, so as not to break it into pieces, cut into small cubes. If it turned out that half or a large part crumbled in your hands, then it is better to add all the cheese in this form to the salad, crumble the remaining.
Step 6: Prepare the salad mixture.
Fold the salad mixture in a colander and rinse thoroughly several times in running warm water. Then wait until excess moisture drains and tear the green leaves with your hands into large pieces.
Step 7: Prepare the Strawberries.
Rinse the strawberries by dropping the berries in warm water for a while so that all the debris floats. Then tear off the green ponytails and cut the ripe juicy berries into quarters, and if they are very large and large in size, then cubes.
Step 8: We are preparing refueling.
To make salad dressing, combine in a bowl vegetable oil, vinegar, black pepper, lemon juice and sugar. If you want, you can still add a little salt. Use a whisk or fork to mix all the ingredients together. Sugar must dissolve.
A dressing prepared according to this recipe is often suitable for all other salads, in which chicken and fresh herbs are present at the same time.
Step 9: Mix the salad with strawberries and chicken.
When all the ingredients for this wonderful salad have been prepared, all you have to do is put them all in a deep plate, fill with dressing and very carefully so as not to accidentally turn the cheese and strawberries into porridge, mix. For greater convenience, it is best to use a couple of salad spoons, but regular tablespoons are also suitable.
Step 10: Serve the salad with strawberries and chicken.
Serve the finished salad with strawberries immediately after you add the dressing, otherwise the berries and greens will lose their juiciness, so if there is a need to postpone the salad, it is better to add the dressing to it as well later.
When eating this salad, you should understand that it is not only incredibly tasty and light, but also very healthy, thanks to the greens, which, among other things, is rich in iron. Do not forget about strawberries, which are natural support for our immunity.
Enjoy your meal!
- Instead of red onions, you can use white, but it is very caustic, so pickle it briefly in vinegar or boil it in boiling water before.
- Do not use boiled chicken breast for the preparation of this salad, as it has a completely different taste and the finished dish loses part of its charm.
- Replace fresh strawberries with frozen ones will not work either.