Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad with Chicken


In this healthy copycat of a takeout salad favorite we combine precooked (or leftover) chicken and poppy seed dressing with fresh greens, strawberries and goat cheese for an easy throw-together meal that's ready in 10 minutes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings


  • 4 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken

  • 4 large strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)

  • 3 tablespoons poppy seed dressing (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans (Optional)


  1. Place greens, chicken, strawberries and goat cheese in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pecans, if desired.


Tip: Look for a store-bought salad dressing that's low in sodium and added sugar.

Or, make your own easy homemade poppy seed dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
15g Fat
15g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 18g 37%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Vitamin A 3197IU 64%
Vitamin C 49mg 54%
Folate 140mcg 35%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 33mg 8%
Potassium 430mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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