Berried Spinach Salad with Chicken

Berried Spinach Salad with Chicken

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total: 16 min
  • Serving: Serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side

Fresh and vibrant, this colorful spinach and chicken salad is a medley of wonderful flavors and colors. Serve with a glass of Vermentino or Pinot Noir wine.


  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, approximately 1-1/4 pound, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divide
  • sea salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag spinach, rinsed, dried and stems removed
  • 1 pint mixed berries, rinsed, hulled and halved
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons sugar


  1. Place 1 tablespoon of the oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Once it begins to shimmer, add the chicken cubes and sauté for 6 minutes. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and then transfer to a plate.
  2. Place the pan drippings from the skillet into a bowl, and then add the vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds, the remaining oil and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Mix the dressing vigorously to blend.
  3. Tear the spinach and place into a serving bowl along with the mixed berries, onion, poppy seeds and chicken. Pour the prepared dressing over the salad and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.


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