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Creamy Strawberry Chicken Salad

Creamy Strawberry Chicken Salad

I’ve always been a big fan of salads, especially the ones where the toppings are greater than the salad! But when I started macro counting, I figured out quickly that those delicious toppings add up fast and pretty soon your salad “costs” you as much as a cheeseburger! 😳

But, never fear! This salad boasts tons of toppings and a great variety of flavors and textures: Grilled Basil Lemon Chicken, avocado, feta (sub reduced fat if you want to!), pickled red onions, sliced almonds, and fresh strawberries. You can add more or less of certain things to fit your macros (like more chicken! I’m always out of protein, so I can only afford 3 oz). It is topped with a creamy Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing (inspired by this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction) which is almost fat free, but still adds a creamy sweet and sour element.


Creamy Strawberry Chicken Salad

Filled with delicious toppings and topped with an almost fat free creamy Greek yogurt dressing, inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction


  • 3 oz Grilled Basil Lemon Chicken, or cooked chicken
  • 3 cups Chopped Romaine
  • 25 g Avocado
  • 14 g Feta Cheese
  • 40 g Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 TBSP Sliced Almonds (7 g)
  • pickled red onions, to taste

Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing

  • 2/3 cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt (170 g)
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (60 ml)
  • 1/8 cup water + 1/8 tsp of chicken bouillon granules, or 1/8 cup of chicken stock (30 ml)
  • 1/4 cup honey (80 g)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp poppyseeds


Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients into an airtight container, whisk together until well combined. If you would like to make the dressing thinner, you can feel free to add more chicken stock, or water + chicken bouillon granules.
  • Cover container and put into the fridge for a couple hours, to allow flavors to blend. Before serving, give the ingredients a good whisk again because the ingredients can separate. 

For the Salad

  • Chop chicken, avocado, and strawberries into desired size. Place romaine onto the plate. Top with chicken, avocado, strawberries, feta, sliced almonds, and pickled red onions. Drizzle with dressing, to taste. Enjoy!


Macros for salad + 2 tablespoons (30 g) of dressing are 14f/11c/31p. 
Macros for 30g of dressing are 0.6f/8.6c/2p or 44 calories.