Berry Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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Berry chicken salad with poppy seed dressing – Lettuce, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chicken, & pecans with homemade poppyseed dressing.

Berry Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing in a bowl

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This berry chicken salad with poppy seed dressing recipe is loaded with fresh berries, protein, and salad greens.  It has a sweet, creamy, poppy seed dressing that mixes with the sweetness of the berries and tastes amazing!

The whole thing comes together in about 20 minutes.

How to make Poppy Seed Berry Chicken Salad

*Note:  The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • Add olive oil to a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chunks of chicken breast and grill seasoning.
  • Stir and cook until the chicken is cooked through.

Chunks of chicken breast cooking in a skillet with olive oil and grill seasoning

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Add mayonnaise to a small bowl.
  • Add sugar, milk, white vinegar, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk until well combined.

Whisking homemade poppyseed dressing in a bowl

  • Add chopped romain lettuce to a large serving bowl.
  • Add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pecans, and the cooked chicken.
  • Drizzle with the poppy seed dressing.

A bowl of seasoned chicken, pecans, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and lettuce with a small bowl of poppyseed dressing

This recipe calls for steak grill seasoning to season the chicken breast.  You can use any seasoning spice blend that you like.  I like the steak seasoning blend because it usually has coarse ground pepper, sea salt, dehydrated garlic, onion, and a few other spices.

Poppyseed Berry Salad with chicken in a bowl

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Berry Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Berry chicken salad with poppy seed dressing - Lettuce, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chicken, & pecans with homemade poppyseed dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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Servings 4 servings
Calories 436 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts, -chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons steak flavored grill seasoning, or any all purpose seasoning spice mix
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves

Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonaise
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and grill seasoning. Cook until chicken is cooked through and beginning to brown (about 8 minutes), stirring occasionally. Once the chicken is cooked, let it cool for at least 5 minutes.
  • In the mean time, assemble the salad. In a large bowl, add the lettuce, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and pecans. Set aside.
  • Prepare the poppy seed dressing. In a small bowl, add the mayo, sugar, milk, vinegar, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add the chicken to the salad. Pour desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 4160IU | Vitamin C: 35.3mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Keyword berry chicken salad, poppy seed dressing
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The addition of berries and pecans to this chicken salad makes it so special. I love how simple and easy it is!

  2. 5 stars
    YUM! I normally do a salad with chicken, strawberries, and almonds – I loved mixing things up a bit with this with the raspberries and blueberries, and the delish dressing!

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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