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Baked Feta Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe Baked Feta Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe

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Baked Feta Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This baked feta strawberry chicken salad is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Juicy chicken, sweet strawberries, tangy feta, all on a bed of fresh greens - it's a taste explosion!

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Who's up for a flavor-packed adventure? I've whipped up this scrumptious Baked Feta Strawberry Chicken Salad. Imagine tender chicken topped with juicy strawberries, tangy feta all draped in a balsamic glaze. It's a symphony of tastes - sweet, salty, tangy - all taking turns to delight your palate. This is more than a meal; it's a taste expedition. Read on, let's recreate this masterpiece together!

Ingredients for Baked Feta Strawberry Chicken Salad

  • Chicken breasts: Lean protein source that adds substance and flavor to the dish, complementing the sweetness of strawberries and creaminess of feta.
  • Strawberries: Provide a burst of sweetness and vibrant color, balancing the savory feta and adding freshness to the salad.
  • Feta cheese: Creamy and tangy cheese that adds richness and depth of flavor, creating a delicious contrast with the sweet strawberries.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Baking dish: For baking the chicken breasts with strawberries and feta cheese.
  • Oven: To bake the chicken breasts until they are cooked through.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 1 block of feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mixed greens for salad

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then place them in a baking dish.
  3. Top each chicken breast with sliced strawberries and crumbled feta cheese.
  4. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the chicken.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve the baked feta strawberry chicken over a bed of mixed greens for a delicious salad.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 350 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 30 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 90 mg | Sodium: 400 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 200 mg | Potassium: 500 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 30 mg

Prep Ahead and Storage Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken as instructed up to the baking step, cover, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • You can also assemble the salad components separately and combine just before serving for freshness.

Freezing Instructions

  • To freeze, prepare the unbaked chicken with strawberries and feta in a freezer-safe dish, cover tightly, and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed.

One interesting twist to this baked feta strawberry chicken salad recipe is that you can enhance the flavor by marinating the chicken in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a touch of honey before baking. This extra step adds a depth of sweetness and tanginess to the dish that will surprise and delight your taste buds.

Common Questions About This Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use a different type of cheese for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute feta cheese with goat cheese or mozzarella for a different flavor.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can omit the chicken and add more feta cheese or even some grilled tofu for protein.
Can I use other fruits instead of strawberries?
Absolutely! You can use other fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or even peaches to add a different twist to the salad.
Is there a way to make this recipe dairy-free?
For a dairy-free version, you can use a plant-based feta cheese or omit the cheese altogether and add some nuts or seeds for crunch.
Can I prepare this salad in advance?
Yes, you can bake the chicken ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Assemble the salad just before serving for the best taste and texture.

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