This Whole30 Salad with grilled chicken and strawberries is light, fresh, and super easy! It is great for a quick and easy lunch, dinner, or healthy meal prep. This salad is the perfect balance between sweet and savory. The chicken is hearty, the strawberries are sweet and the pecans are crunchy!

Whole30 salad with grilled chicken and strawberries

Why You’ll Love This Whole30 Salad

  • This Whole30 salad is a light, easy and great lunch option!
  • Using leftover chicken makes this salad incredibly quick and easy.
  • The flavors and textures are varied and diverse.
  • This Whole30 summer salad is sweet, savory, and crunchy!
  • If desired, customize with different fruits, nuts, and Whole30 salad dressings.
  • This recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Sugar Free, and Keto.

How To Make

Step 1

Pat chicken dry on both sides with paper towels.  Season chicken with ground pepper and sea salt.

Step 2

Grill chicken.  Grill 4 to 5 minutes each side until completely cooked through.  Remove from heat.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a large salad bowl, add mixed greens, strawberries, red onion and pecans.

Step 4

Slice chicken and add to the salad.  Toss salad with balsamic vinaigrette.

Step 5

Finally, serve Whole30 Salad!

Salad with grilled chicken, strawberries and pecans

How To Cook the Chicken

This chicken can be cooked several different ways.

Grill: to grill this chicken, preheat grill to medium heat. Grill chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on both sides or until completely cooked through.

Stovetop: add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a skillet over low medium heat. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on both sides or until cooked through.

Oven: preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place chicken on baking pan with raised edges. Cook for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Air Fryer: preheat air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked through.

Frequently Asked Questions

What salad dressings are Whole30 approved?

There are many great Whole30 approved salad dressings. Some brands includes Primal Kitchen Foods, Tessemae’s, The New Primal, among others. Check labels for Whole30.

Is rotisserie chicken Whole30 approved?

Unfortunately most rotisserie chicken is not Whole30 approved. Oftentimes, it contains added sugars or preservatives.

Can you eat chicken on Whole30?

Yes, chicken is Whole30 approved.

Is Balsamic Vinaigrette Whole30 compliant?

Traditional balsamic vinaigrette contains added sugars, but Primal Kitchen Foods sells a Whole30 version.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can this be made ahead of time?

Yes! If making ahead of time, store dressing separate from salad. This is to prevent a soggy salad. When it comes time to eat, toss salad with dressing.

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Whole30 salad with grilled chicken and strawberries

Get the Recipe: Whole30 Grilled Chicken Strawberry Salad

This Whole30 Grilled Chicken Strawberry Salad is light, refreshing and flavorful! It has the perfect balance between sweet and savory. This Whole30 salad is great for a quick and easy lunch, dinner, or meal prep.
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, pat chicken dry on both sides with paper towels. Season with pepper and sea salt.
  • Then, grill chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Chicken is done when its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Meanwhile, in a large salad bowl, add mixed greens, strawberries, red onion and pecans.
  • Once chicken is done, slice into strips. Add chicken to the salad bowl.
  • Finally, toss salad with balsamic vinaigrette and serve!

Notes

  • Chicken can be cooked on a stovetop.  Simply add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a skillet and cook on low medium for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done.
  • Chicken is done when its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.  Use a meat thermometer to check doneness.
  • I highly suggest Primal Kitchen Foods Balsamic Vinaigrette.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • If making ahead of time, store salad with chicken separately from dressing.  This helps prevent sogginess.
  • Nutrition facts do not include dressing.
Calories: 232kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 278mg, Potassium: 547mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

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