Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Hi Everyone, Today for #WeekdaySupper we have to do a healthy recipe that is made 30 minutes or less.  With summer here, I thought the perfect, healthy meal would be a watermelon salad chock full of strawberries and chicken.  Yum!  Both watermelon and strawberries are so plentiful and sweet right now that I simply can’t get enough. Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams I have to tell you there is one thing I forgot on this salad and it’s the feta cheese. After I took the photos, I sat down to dinner and started to munch away and then I realized I forgot the cheese. I hate when I do that. So even though you don’t see cheese in the photos, you should add it, it gives the salad a nice , creamy, savory flavor. The salad is light, refreshing, healthy and perfect for a warm summer day. It’s made with fresh watermelon, chopped strawberries, chicken that is all placed on a bed of butter lettuce and topped with your favorite balsamic dressing.  The sweetness of the watermelon and strawberries combined with a savory onion, feta cheese and balsamic dressing really come together for the ultimate summer salad.  It would be wonderful for serving at your next barbecue. Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams I have to say that I really like quick and easy meals like this. It makes for a wonderful weeknight meal. Plus you can so cheat on this meal by buying a rotisserie chicken and adding that instead of cooking your own. I grilled up a couple of pieces of chicken that I marinated in balsamic dressing.  The flavor was fantastic!  Just add to your grill over medium heat; cook one side of the chicken for about 7 minutes, flip and cook for 5 minutes more.  Chop it up and place on your salad. Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad  #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 serving

Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad

A light, healthy, refreshing salad made with watermelon, strawberries, chicken and feta cheese topped with balsamic dressing.

Ingredients

  1. 8 oz chicken, cooked, cut into bite size pieces
  2. 4 cups butter lettuce
  3. 2 cups watermelon, diced, seeded
  4. 1 cup strawberries, cut in half
  5. 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  6. 1 oz feta cheese
  7. 1/4 cup balsamic dressing (I used fat free)

Instructions

  1. Divide between two plates, lettuce, chicken, watermelon, strawberries, onions and feta cheese. Top with your favorite balsamic dressing.
  2. Note: For the chicken; I marinated it with balsamic dressing over night and grilled it for 7 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other.

Notes

Calories for half the recipe: 250, fat: 3, Cholesterol: 66, Sodium: 379, Potassium: 337, Carbs: 26, Fiber: 4, Sugar: 20, Protein: 32

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Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

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Be sure to also check out the rest of the #WeekdaySupper gang to see what they cooked up on this weeks menu.

Monday:  Easy Dinner Quiche from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

Tuesday:  Tuna Frittata from girlichef

Wednesday: Farmer’s Market Wrap with Avocado Hummus from Seduction in the Kitchen

Thursday:  Easy Pad Thai from The Dinner-Mom

Friday:  Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Have a wonderful weekend!

Toodles,

Jennifer

 

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Comments

  1. What a fantastic summer dish!

  2. Total summer in a bowl! And I’m laughing over forgetting the cheese for the photos. I can’t tell you how many times something like that has happened to me.
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