No-Cook Chicken Salad With Spinach & Strawberries

When summer heat sets in, you’ve got to get creative to stay out of the kitchen. Fortunately, with seasonal produce in abundance you’ve got lots of options. I use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to make this outrageously delicious spinach salad. With sweet strawberries, crunchy pecans and tangy blue cheese, you don’t feel like you’re missing out on a delicious meal by having salad for dinner. Plus it makes an easy and beautiful dish when you’re entertaining. Try it with our Chilled Cucumber Soup!

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Spinach, Chicken & Strawberry Salad

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: None!


  • 2 c shredded Rotisserie Chicken
  • ½ c Mandarin Orange Segments
  • ½ c Strawberries, Sliced
  • ⅓ c Blueberries
  • 5 oz Baby Spinach (one small clamshell package)
  • ¼ c Toasted Pecans
  • ⅓ c Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • For the Dressing
  • ⅓ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp. Poppy Seeds

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Combine ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour half of the dressing over the salad and toss to lightly coat. Serve salad and drizzle with additional dressing if desired.

Chicken Salad with Spinach and Strawberries

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