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summer chicken salad with feta, strawberries and corn.

Father’s Day…

A day for consuming…meat, potatoes and all other things fatherly, possibly.

Need a little post-weekend detox?  Let me help you out.

This salad was inspired by food blogging guru Pioneer Woman and is ideal for a quick and tasty summer dinner.

Additionally, at least if you’re at our house, you can deconstruct it and call it dinner for the kids!  Chicken, corn, strawberries…they all fit nicely on a 3-item toddler plate.

Summer Chicken Salad with Feta, Strawberries and Corn

(serves 4)

What You’ll Need:

1.5 pounds chicken breast (about 2 breasts) ($2.99 at $1.99/lb)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil

2 cups corn (I used frozen, just let it thaw) ($.80 at $1.29/bag)

1/4 cup red onion, diced ($.15 at $.59/lb)

1 cup sliced strawberries ($.75 at $1.50/clamshell on sale this week at Sprouts)

2 tablespoons dill, minced (I used dried but fresh would be fabulous) (trace)

2 tablespoons light mayo ($.24 at $2.99/32 oz.)

2 tablespoons greek yogurt ($.08 at $1.99/32 oz.)

2 tablespoons milk (trace)

Juice of 1 lemon (free if you grow your own)

1 teaspoon sugar (trace)

1/2 cup crumbled feta ($.74 at $2.99/8 oz.)

Instructions

Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

Bake chicken breasts at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

Alternatively, grill on both sides until cooked through, about 7 minutes per side.

Allow chicken to cool.  Slice chicken at a severe angle so that the chicken is flat (not cubed).

In a medium bowl, combine corn, red onion, strawberries and sliced chicken.

To make the dressing, combine dill, mayo, greek yogurt, milk, and feta.  Stir in sugar and lemon juice, and add extra salt and pepper to taste.

Toss dressing with salad ingredients and top with extra feta if desired.

TOTAL:  $5.75 or $1.44 per serving.

Nutrition:

345 calories per serving

12 grams of fat

20 carbs

41 grams protein

3 grams fiber

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sarah #

    I just made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I loved the combination of chicken and strawberries–yum–and the dressing was so light and perfect! I doubled the recipe because we had dinner with my in-laws and I wanted leftovers for lunches and I made a quick green salad with the remaining strawberries and feta. I also broiled sourdough rolls with olive oil drizzled on top. Everyone loved it, even my 2-year old ate everything including the red onions 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    July 12, 2011
    • LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! So glad everyone, including your toddler, enjoyed it. Do you think your toddler can teach my toddler and husband about eating red onions?
      K

      July 12, 2011

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