Frugal Foodie Mama: Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad

Fresh, juicy strawberries and crunchy toasted walnuts come together in this lightened up & creamy Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad...
Fresh, juicy strawberries and crunchy toasted walnuts come together in this lightened up & creamy Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad.
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I will admit it- Mother's Day has kind of sneaked up me on this year. It seriously feels like I was whipping up desserts for Easter dinner just last week. Is anyone else feeling the same?  
Whether you have been prepping for Mother's Day for weeks now or just now realized today while reading this post that it is indeed this coming Sunday, I am sharing a recipe perfect for a Mother's Day brunch or luncheon with you all today. :)

This Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad is a fresh, bright take on a classic chicken salad that is perfect for your spring or summer lunch table. Juicy, ripe strawberries lend just a tiny bit of sweetness to this chicken salad. And it also happens to be lighter and healthier than it's traditional counterpart thanks to a little Greek yogurt... 

Fresh, juicy strawberries and crunchy toasted walnuts come together in this lightened up & creamy Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad.
Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
Ingredients (4-5 servings)
  • 1/2 cup of toasted chopped walnuts (toast on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes, until fragrant)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white meat chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Instructions
Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Serve on your favorite bun, croissant, or bread with fresh arugula or mixed greens. Or serve over a bed of fresh mixed greens.
Enjoy!

Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.

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Fresh, juicy strawberries and crunchy toasted walnuts come together in this lightened up & creamy Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad.

This tasty, creamy chicken salad is bright and gorgeous! And I love the little bit of nutty crunch that the toasted walnuts lend to this- a perfect balance of delicious flavors and textures. :)
Fresh, juicy strawberries and crunchy toasted walnuts come together in this lightened up & creamy Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad.
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I loved serving this on my favorite whole grain sandwich thins topped with a handful of fresh arugula. :)  Trust me on this- pick up some fresh baby arugula to serve with this Strawberry-Walnut Chicken Salad. The peppery arugula complements the sweet strawberries perfectly. 

Are you planning a brunch or luncheon this weekend for Mother's Day?
What will be on your Mother's Day menu? 

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