Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Yield
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!

TroseC
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

Eatwell94
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!

JNBank
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

mtbike40
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

ccassner1505
April 17, 2015
I loved this salad...simple to put together and easy to fix.  Definitely make again.