Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary is easy enough for quick lunches, yet fancy enough for special occasions.
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Tender chunks of Applegate Naturals®Grilled Chicken Breast Strips get all fancied up with the addition of fresh blueberries and pleasantly pungent rosemary in this Whole30-friendly Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary.
At first it may seem odd to add blueberries to chicken salad, but they’re actually the perfect way to add just a hint of sweetness, gorgeous color and cancer-fighting antioxidants. The same goes for rosemary, an often overlooked herb but one that has a distinct and pine-like flavor that pairs beautifully with sweet and savory alike. Top that off with some omega-3 rich walnuts and you’ve got yourself a superfood chicken salad! You’re going to love the burst of flavor you get with every bite!
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Thanks to Applegate Naturals® Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary can be made in a matter of minutes.
We love the ease and convenience of Applegate Naturals®Grilled Chicken Breast Strips. We’re all about less time in the kitchen, so you can spend more time doing the things you love.
These perfectly grilled-for-you chicken strips can be enjoy cold or warm. Both Jess and I reach for them often when we need a quick source of protein to add to a salad or when we’re cooking up one of our recipes that calls for cubed chicken. Not only are these Grilled Chicken Breast Strips “Real Food RD-approved,” they’re also included in Applegate’s collection of 17 Whole30-approved products. The ingredients include: Chicken Breast With Rib Meat, Water, Dried Vinegar, Sea Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper.
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Try Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary this week to change up your usual lunch or serve it at an upcoming bridal shower, baby shower or brunch with friends.
There are several ways you can enjoy this tasty chicken salad such as tucked into a crisp lettuce leaf, over a bed of greens or with your favorite crackers. This recipe makes an appearance quite often with my weekend meal preps!
- 2 packages Applegate Naturals®Grilled Chicken Breast Strips OR make your own (about 3 cups, cubed)
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/3 cup diced celery
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
- 1/3–1/2 cup mayonnaise (we recommend Primal Kitchen or Homemade)
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- 2 green onion, ends trimmed and sliced (white part and halfway up green part)
- Fresh lemon wedges (optional)
- Remove chicken from packages. Roughly chop into cubes.
- To make salad: Combine cooked chicken and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Add mayo and gently stir to combine. Start with 1/3 cup of mayo and add more to your liking.
- Serve tucked into butter lettuce wraps, over a bed of mixed greens, with cucumber slices or your favorite crackers. Garnish with green onions.
- Serve with lemon wedges if you wish.
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**Store Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary in a glass, airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Serving Size: 1/5 recipe
- Calories: 264
- Fat: 17g
- Sodium: 400mg
- Carbohydrate: 2g
- (Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 2g)
- Protein: 22g
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