Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup salad)

Simple, beautiful, fast. The oil and vinegar in the marinade double as the base for a simple vinaigrette. Tame the bite of fresh red onion slices by soaking them in ice cold water for 10 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons vinegar in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Let stand 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut into slices.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and sugar in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add strawberries; toss to coat. Add arugula and onion to strawberry mixture; toss gently to combine. Sprinkle feta over salad. Divide salad among 4 plates; top evenly with sliced chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

Wonderful was to use leftover chicken!

September 09, 2015
This weekend I used a little bit of the extra break time to go through the summer issues of my Cooking Light magazines and find any recipes that I may have missed during the busy summer months.  I found this jewel of a recipe and thought it would be a great way to use the smoked chicken that I made for the holiday celebration.The dressing is extremely simple, but plays such a wonderful role in connecting all the ingredients together. Balsamic and strawberries  were meant to be together.  The grilled chicken makes this salad into a meal, especially if you only share it three ways.The feta brings a little pop and tang into the dish, making your test buds explode with happiness.I want to make sure that I have this recipes saved into my recipe file so that I can find it again and make a great, quick dinner.

Good easy recipe

August 18, 2015
This was good. I especially liked the strawberries which were in season. It would be good without the chicken too. Unfortunately this is too light for my husband to call it a dinner. The orange couscous featured with it was yummy.

Great Summer Salad!

June 11, 2015
This was an amazing, fresh salad bursting with flavor. Easy prep and quick cook time ... I used chicken tenderloins and it speeded up the process even more. Served with the Green Onion Orange Couscous. My husband raved about it ... we will be making this a lot!

Great mix of flavors

May 12, 2015
Salads are a staple in our house, I'm lucky that my husband likes salads and likes most of CL salad recipes, but this one he even ate the next day (made a fresh batch).  He usually doesn't like the same meal for dinner then for lunch the next day.  I did flatten out an oversized chicken breast but it still took a little longer to cook through than the recipe called for.  Otherwise this is a highly recommended recipe we will make over and over again.

Great hot weather meal

April 17, 2015
I loved this salad...simple to put together and easy to fix.  Definitely make again.