Becky Luigart-Stayner; Mary Catherine Muir
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chicken mixture and 1 cup greens)

Using precooked chicken makes this dish a snap to throw together for lunch. Serve with focaccia topped with coarse salt and rosemary to complement the sweet strawberries and raisins in the salad.

How to Make It

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine sesame seeds and next 6 ingredients (sesame seeds through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour over chicken mixture; toss well to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve over salad greens.

Ratings & Reviews

Nice summer salad

August 04, 2015
We like this one, have had others that we like better, but this one wasn't bad, just not as good.  We'll keep this one in the recipe book for the future for sure.  Definitely might try adding nuts for a little extra texture as others have suggested for next time.

Light and Delicious

April 23, 2015
Okay, so my kids didn't love it, but they all liked it enough to eat it... big plus!  I loved it and will definitely make it again.  It was very easy and quick and a great use of leftover rotisserie chicken.  I used craisins instead of raisins and used 1/4 cup instead of 2 T.  I used twice as many greens (actually spinach, but a spring green mix would have been great if I had it on hand).  I also made double the dressing and tossed it with the doubled amount of greens... still a light recipe.  Thanks!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

May 16, 2013
A great light dinner, the tarragon is a must. Would use sunflower seeds instead of the little sesame seeds. Served with focaccia.

detailaddict's Review

April 23, 2013
This makes for a good, light dinner that is easy to throw together, and even tastes good after much less than an hour's chilling time. My only change has been to shred rather than chop the chicken breast, and while this creates more surface area the amount of dressing still seems adequate. The recipe is fine as-is, but I've also added goat cheese crumbles. The low calorie count leaves room for bread (home-baked soft pretzels!) and even a glass of wine.

katerina's Review

April 04, 2013
Light and nutritious!

cbaczak's Review

June 29, 2012
Love this. My husband did too. I made with ordinary iceberg lettuce. I also made extra dressing.

kathyjobe's Review

September 08, 2011
I have enjoyed this summer salad often for several years. It is almost a daily fare for me during strawberry season. I usually substitute fresh red grapes for the raisens (or sometimes dried cranberries), and always add either a few sliced almonds or chopped walnuts to the salad. Do gifve this a try - - it's wonderful!

JeriTex's Review

October 03, 2010
Great weeknight dinner. Makes a very nice meal with the family. Really enjoyed the use of the sesame seeds.