Chicken, Pecan and Strawberry Salad

    35 minutes

    This salad both tastes delicious and looks beautiful. You can use whatever fruit is in season instead of strawberries.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 1/2 cup pecans
    • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/2 onion, minced
    • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 2 heads butter lettuce - rinsed, dried and torn
    • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the barbecue for high heat.
    2. Lightly oil the grate. Barbecue chicken 8 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool and slice.
    3. Meanwhile, place pecans in a dry frypan over medium-high heat. Cook pecans until fragrant, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    4. In a blender, combine the red wine vinegar, sugar, vegetable oil, onion, mustard, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
    5. Arrange lettuce on serving plates. Top with grilled chicken slices, strawberries and pecans. Drizzle with the dressing to serve.

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    What a simple and easy dish to prepare. It had a wonderful taste. Added a few cherries to the strawberries. Totally recommend.  -  14 Aug 2012


    I used strawberries, raspberries and mandarin oranges in addition to the toasted pecans. Cut the sugar in half for the dressing. I thought the dressing looked funny after blending, but wow this was a great salad. Also marinated the chicken breast in a mixture of white wine vinegar, orange juice, garlic and herb seasoning blend and a little olive oil. YUM.  -  13 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Oh, MY! This was absolutely DELIGHTFUL! I had accidentally run out of red wine vinegar, so used a raspberry vinegar instead... it was wonderful. I used oranges, and when you took a bite with bits of each the explosion of flavor in your mouth was pure extasy.  -  08 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)