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Spinach and Strawberry Salad on a white plate.

Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Honey-Mustard Chicken


The sweetness of the strawberries mixed with the honey-mustard chicken and amazing poppyseed dressing makes this Spinach & Strawberry Salad over-the-top tasty!


Honey-Mustard Chicken Marinade

6 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. Dijon mustrd

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. white vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

2 finely sliced green onions

1/8 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts

Poppyseed Dressing

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

3 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. poppyseeds

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1 tbsp. finely grated sweet onion

1 tsp. dijon mustard

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup olive oil

Spinach & Strawberry Salad

8 cups spinach, rinsed

1/2 small red onion

5 cups sliced and chopped strawberries

1 avocado sliced

1/2 cup sliced almonds

3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled


Honey-Mustard chicken Marinade

1. Whisk all marinade ingredients together in a shallow glass dish  until combined. Add chicken breasts, turning to coat all of the chicken. 

2. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour.

3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat with 2 tsp. olive oil.  

4. Remove chicken from marinade letting excess marinade drip back into the dish.  

5. Sear the chicken on each side. Brush or spoon remaining marinade on chicken throughout the cooking process coating each of the chicken breasts.

6. Cook until chicken reaches temperature of 165F and is no longer pink inside.  

Poppyseed Dressing

Place all ingredients in bowl and whisk together or you can use a mason jar and shake the dressing until all ingredients are well combined.

Spinach & Strawberry Salad

1. Place spinach in large salad bowl and toss with. small amount of the dressing to coat the leaves.  Enough to coat the leaves but not soak them entirely. 

2. In a separate bowl, add all of the other ingredients (chop the chicken and add it in here) and toss them gently in the dressing to coat.

3  Add the bowl of salad ingredients to the spinach bowl and toss, adding more dressing until you reach the desired amount.

4 Serve with additional dressing for guests to add as desired.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 salad
  • Calories: 689
  • Sugar: 36.6 g
  • Sodium: 910.2 mg
  • Fat: 53 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.8 g
  • Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg

Keywords: Spinach and Strawberry Salad, Honey Mustard Chicken