Chicken Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

(2 votes)
3 minutes
October 3, 2022
Carole JonesJump to Recipe

Chicken Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing is a favorite summertime dinner when it is just too dang hot to cook! I love the feta cheese and toasted almonds on top of this chicken poppyseed salad. They add the perfect saltiness and crunch.

Chicken Strawberry Salad
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What type of greens in chicken poppyseed salad?

When I first created this recipe, I began with the classic use of baby spinach, but that wasn’t such a hit with my kids so I made the switch to spring mix a few years ago. I think the straight-on spinach was just too much for young ones. However, you can use romaine, spring mix, or baby spinach and they will all work well.

Chicken Strawberry Salad

What type of chicken should I use?

For the chicken, I like to use some simple grilled chicken breasts but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. You could also grab a rotisserie chicken from the store if you really want to go easy 🙂

Chicken Strawberry Salad with a bowl of strawberries and a plate of chicken

Can I use store bought poppyseed dressing?

You know what I’m going to say before I type it. Yes, you can but the homemade dressing tastes soooooo much better! Plus, salad dressings are so easy to make and aren’t loaded with ingredients you can’t pronounce or understand 🙂 So take an extra five minutes and make the dressing that goes with this chicken poppyseed salad.

Chicken poppyseed salad with feta cheese

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Chicken poppyseed salad with a bowl of strawberries in the background

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Chicken Strawberry Salad

Chicken Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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An easy summer salad recipe loaded with chicken, strawberries, feta, and toasted almonds! Plus, the homemade poppyseed dressing can’t be beat!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6



1 pound spring mix

1 pound strawberries, sliced

3 cooked chicken breasts, sliced

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

3 oz feta cheese

1 recipe homemade poppyseed dressing 


  1. Prepare each plate with spring mix, strawberries, almonds, chicken, and feta. Add dressing and serve immediately. You could also create one large salad to toss together but only dress as much as you will eat because it won’t store after being dressed.


You will only use about half of the poppyseed dressing so leftovers can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Fresh
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 351 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 61 mg

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Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


4 years ago

Made it twice this week and even my kids loved it both times!

4 years ago

Love hearing when my recipes are a hit with kids! Thanks for coming back and leaving your review 🙂

4 years ago

Really enjoyed this salad as did my husband. It was YUM!

4 years ago

Husbands can be hard to win over with salads 🙂 Thanks for coming back to share your experience with my recipe!

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