Spring Chicken Salad

Spring Chicken Salad is a plate full of spring. All kinds of spring veggies, strawberries, and lean roast chicken breast slices make this salad a meal. This post is sponsored by Lilydale. As always, all opinions are my own.

Salad with strawberries, spring vegetables, and chicken

Spring Veggies

Don’t you love this time of year when everything is fresh and new? I love including all of the first produce to show up in the garden or the market. They are all at their peak of freshness, and what better way to enjoy them, but to combine them all, in this fresh and delicious springtime salad.

For this one, I am teaming up with Lilydale® to make it a complete meal, using their delicious Oven Roasted Carved Chicken Breast.

 

Delicious, Convenient Chicken

The days are getting longer, and warmer, so who wants to spend time in the kitchen when the outdoors beckons? That’s what I love about Lilydale® Oven Roasted Carved Chicken Breast. It so convenient to have on hand, already roasted and carved for you. Perfect for this spring chicken salad, and so many other quick and delicious meals, like this Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup.

Platter of salad with chicken and one individual plate

About Lilydale@

Lilydale is a Canadian company that has been nourishing Canadians with premium chicken and turkey products for over 75 years. They produce a variety of fresh, frozen, deli, breakfast, and carved poultry products, all sourced from Canadian farms.

Their products are the ones that I choose when shopping for my family because I can always trust them to be delicious and top quality.

 

 

About This Spring Chicken Salad

This is a salad that has it all going on, both texture and flavour wise. Sweet juicy strawberries, the peppery crunch of radish, tender, earthy asparagus, and sweet peas, all topped with juicy slices of chicken make this a party on a plate. A simple lemon and dill vinaigrette is a perfect complement.

Want More Easy Meal Inspiration?

Besides the chicken, Lilydale® also makes Oven Carved Roast Turkey Breast, which I used to make these Turkey Quiche AppetizersAnd be sure to check out these delicious Breakfast Taquitos, made with their Chicken Breakfast Sausage, and these delicious Turkey Tacos with Mango Salsa. 

And head on over to Lilydale’s® recipe page for lots of other delicious recipes.

salad with chicken, strawberries, asparagus, peas an radish

Can You Make This Chicken Salad Ahead?

You can absolutely make this salad ahead and store it in a covered container in the fridge. Just don’t toss with the vinaigrette until just before serving, in order to keep the greens crisp and fresh. You can also pack this for school or work lunches, too, keeping the vinaigrette separate until it’s time to eat.

 

 

Spring Chicken Salad with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

Colleen
A fresh delicious salad with strawberries & all the spring veggies topped off with chicken to make it a meal.
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 2
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 asparagus spears trimmed and sliced in half
  • 2 cups baby greens I used a spring mix
  • 1 cup strawberries trimmed and sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup radicchio sliced
  • 1 200 gram package Lilydale® Oven Roasted Carved Chicken Breast

Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 lemon juice of
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a pot of boiling water, cook asparagus until just tender-crisp, about 4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your asparagus.
  • Remove asparagus from pot and submerge in ice water, drain, and allow to cool
  • Toss together, (or arrange on a plate), greens, strawberries, peas, radicchio, and cooled asparagus
  • Top with Lilydale® Oven Roasted Carved Chicken Breast

Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

  • In a jar with a lid, add all vinaigrette ingredients and shake until combined.
  • Pour vinaigrette over salad, and toss lightly to coat.

Notes

Tip: You can use frozen asparagus and peas in this recipe. Since they already blanched, simply defrost them and use in place of fresh.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 480mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 7gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1504IUVitamin C: 87mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 4mg
Keyword asparagus, chicken breasts, Radish, Spring, strawberries
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66 thoughts on “Spring Chicken Salad

  1. The spring salad as the name says looks so colorful and vibrant. the chicken and the strawberries with that dressing must be awesome.

  2. This is so pretty! I love the combination of strawberries on a chicken salad. So many delish flavors for spring. Looks like a great chicken option too. Can’t wait to try.

  3. Oooh I love that you added asparagus! I’m so excited that it’s finally in season. And that vinaigrette sounds like the perfect dressing for this salad!

  4. Chicken and strawberries is the combination I never knew I needed in my life! Love how fresh this salad looks.

  5. I love this recipe because I grow strawberries, greens, asparagus, peas, and radicchio, so I could make it with lots of homegrown produce! So delicious and light!

  6. AHHH something to remind me that spring is here! So vibrant. Love how simple this recipe is. Definitely will satisfy busy weeknight meal.

  7. I am someone who could eat a salad for lunch every single day and be happy with life – as long as the salad is different from day to day. I’m always on the hunt for new salads to fit the bill and this one is absolutely perfect! What a winning combination of veggies and fruit, plus the added bonus of the chicken, and the lemon dill vinaigrette to tie it all together? Yum!

    1. Hi, Aleta, I am so much on the same page with you! Salads are my mainstay, and I need new ones all of the time. So happy that you enjoyed this one!

  8. I love strawberries in salads! My kids are snobby when it comes to salads and would only try the salad if it’s got a fruit in it. Love that this is easy and quick to make.

  9. Wow! This salad looks so inviting and fresh! This says spring all over it! Love all of the ingredients and will be making this soon!

  10. I love using strawberries in salads, this looks so fresh and delicious – especially with that lemony vinaigrette!

  11. I’m always looking for a good salad and I love your spring elements…strawberries and asparagus. I was just looking for carved chicken at the grocery store for an Asian salad my hubby and I like. I’ll have to look out for Lilydate….looks so fresh and delicious!

  12. Oh my gosh! How beautiful. Can I just frame this and hang it on my wall? lol. This is the kind of salad I could live on! 🙂

  13. Love how quick and easy this salad is to make using cooked chicken slices to speed things up. Never thought to use strawberries in a salad but why not and the dill dressing sounds like the perfect accompaniment!

  14. Loving the combination of strawberries and asparagus here! I actually love every item on the igredient list except for the radishes, but I guess it will do no harm in skipping them when I’ll be making it! I was thinking of a balsamico reduction as dressing, too… Gotta try that one.

  15. This salad could not be more gorgeous to serve to a crowd plus it’s full of so many delicious things that come together perfectly! Thanks 😊

  16. A good tasty spring salad with chicken like this is what makes this time of the year sooo goood… among other things, of course! 🙂 Fantastic recipe that is definitely a must-try!

  17. Ooh how delicious! Your photos are so beautiful ^_^ I love salad with strawberries…this is perfect for the season!

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