Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad is one of our new spring salads that features grilled chicken, fresh strawberries, dried cranberries, diced red onion, and roasted sunflower seeds tossed in a light strawberry balsamic dressing.
The salad is topped with crumbled bleu cheese and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for a crunch. Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad is a new offering from our regular menu and features a grilled chicken breast marinated in fresh strawberries, dried cranberries, and balsamic vinegar.
What Is In Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad?
Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad is made with grilled chicken marinated in fresh strawberries and balsamic vinegar. The salad also contains dried cranberries and diced red onion.
How To Make Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad?
- 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (roasted and salted)
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 4-ounce boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Applebee’s strawberry balsamic dressing
Step 1: In a small skillet, add sunflower seeds, chopped red onion, and olive oil; cook over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until onions are soft. Let cool.
Step 2: In a small bowl, add sunflower seeds and red onion; set aside.
Step 3: Add strawberries with balsamic dressing; toss to combine in a medium-sized bowl.
Step 4: Place chicken breasts in a shallow glass dish; pour strawberry balsamic dressing over turkey strips and toss to coat. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to marinate.
Step 5: Heat grill over medium-high heat or indoor grill pan until hot. Remove chicken from marinade and grill chicken breasts until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F. Remove the chicken from the grill to a plate and let cool.
Step 6: Cut grilled chicken into 1/2 inch cubes.
Step 7: Add grilled chicken and remaining ingredients; toss to combine.
Step 8: Serve over mixed greens, on a bed of mixed greens, or in between warm pita bread.
6 Attractive serving ideas of Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad
1. Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad over a bed of lettuce
This is a simple serving option, nothing fancy, but it will do for lunch. Toss the entire salad with a fork and serve in a bed of lettuce or on top of toasted pita bread.
2. Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad over mixed greens
This is a slightly fancier serving option, and it will be good for dinner parties or get-togethers with friends and family.
You don’t need to turn this salad into a whole meal, but you can serve it on top of a bowl of mixed greens and include the salad dressing in the bottom of the bowl.
3. Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad over warm pita bread
This is a great way to serve the salad for lunch or dinner because you can make your warm pita bread at home. This option does not require any preparation but takes some time.
4. Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad in a tossed salad
You can toss the salad with the dressing on a side and serve it to your guests. They can add more of the balsamic dressing of their own choice.
5. Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad inside tortilla wraps
This is another way to serve the salad, but this option will prepare you to make your tortilla wraps. You can make them at home with a bread machine, or use store-bought ones.
6. Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad inside soft tortilla wraps
This is another way to serve the salad, but this option is more for lunch-on-the-go since you will have to wrap it up and take it with you.
Does Applebee’s Have Balsamic Vinaigrette?
Yes, Applebee’s Balsamic Salad Dressing is available in the salad bar and on all salad plates. Customers can choose between raspberry balsamic or strawberry balsamic.
They can add lightly toasted almonds, sliced pears, dried cranberries, and crumbled bleu cheese to taste when making their salad selections.
How Can Store Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad?
You can store homemade Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You can also place the salad in a plastic container and freeze it for 1-2 months.
Can Kids Eat It?
Kids will love Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad because it is made with fresh strawberries and delivers all the goodness of fruits and vegetables.
The salad has no added sugar, artificial colors, or flavors and is made from only a few ingredients, thus making it very healthy for kids.
Have Any Side Effects Of Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad?
Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad does not have any side effects because the ingredients that it is made with are all-natural.
The salad does not contain any artificial colors or flavors, thus making it safe for consumption for all people of all ages.
Is Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad Good For Pregnant Women?
Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad contains red onion, a very healthy vegetable and can be consumed by pregnant women.
According to Dr. Thorne, red onion is an excellent source of vitamin C and helps to ease morning sickness.
Is Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad Healthy?
Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad is healthy because it is made with fresh ingredients and contains no added sugar.
The salad does not contain any chemical preservatives or artificial flavors that make it unhealthy for the body.
Applebee’s Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad is a great salad that you can take to eat in your house or to bring to your friend’s house.
This is one of the salads that will have you coming back again and again since it is so delicious. Aside from being yummy, the salad boasts several health benefits, making it all the more appealing.