Strawberry Chicken Salad with Mint & Goat Cheese

Fresh mint appears twice here: finely chopped mint in the dressing and whole mint leaves in the strawberry chicken salad, tossed with tender greens.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken cutlets

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, divided, plus more for garnish

  • 10 cups mixed salad greens (about 8 oz.)

  • 2 ½ cups strawberries, sliced

  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. (No grill? See Tip.) Brush chicken with 1 Tbsp. oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. When cool enough to handle, slice the chicken.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, shallot, honey, and the remaining 5 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a large bowl. Finely chop 1/4 cup mint; add to the dressing in the bowl, whisking to combine. Reserve 2 Tbsp. of the dressing.

  3. Tear or coarsely chop the remaining 3/4 cup mint leaves; add to the bowl along with mixed greens. Toss gently to combine. Divide the salad among 4 dinner bowls. Combine the chicken and the reserved 2 Tbsp. dressing in the large bowl; stir to coat. Divide the chicken, strawberries, snap peas, goat cheese, and almonds among the 4 dinner bowls. Garnish with more mint, if desired.


Tip: No grill? Preheat broiler to high. Prepare chicken as directed in Step 1 and broil on a large baking sheet 3 to 4 inches from the heat source, flipping once, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
29g Fat
17g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 1/2 cups
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Potassium 723mg 15%

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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