Chicken and Strawberry Spinach Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Sweet and savory, great combo of flavors bursting on your taste buds!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small heavy saucepan or skillet, melt butter.
  2. Add pecans; saute 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon; mix well.
  4. Continue cooking 2 minutes more.
  5. Cool on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  6. In a large bowl, combine spinach, fruit and chicken.
  7. Place on four salad plates.
  8. Top with pecans.
  9. Serve with poppy seed dressing.


Most Helpful

I stumbled upon this recipe tonight as I looked through the slim selections in my fridge. I really hit the jackpot with this recipe. Today was our first hot day of the year, and this salad was perfect. I used the honey poppyseed dressing from recipe 213485 and together the salad and dressing were bliss. I didn't have a nectarine, so had to skip that and had to sub slivered almonds for the pecans. I really liked the cinnamon almonds. They added so much to this salad. I never would have thought to use the cinnamon. Thanks for such a great dinner tonight.

Ms*Bindy April 19, 2008

This was great! My DH (who won't eat fruit in any dish) liked it, just wanted a few less strawberries next time. I did a spinach/lettuce mix, added 2 C broccoli and didn't use the nectariness. Also added 2 green onions. It's great to have more spinach salad recipes, now that my CSA box comes with spinach every week.

WI Cheesehead June 24, 2007

I saw the photo of this and had to make it. It is fantastic. When I sauted the pecans I added a few tsp of sugar to carmelize a little. I did not have any nectarines so I substituted a chopped navel orange and it was very good but next time I want to try with the nectarine. This is a very refreshing salad especially for the hot weather months. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada May 30, 2006

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