Protein Packed Blueberry Chicken Salad

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Protein Packed Blueberry Chicken Salad

I’m addicted to fruit. I think it’s my soul mate. And in summer, I’m unstoppable. Don’t come between me and my fruit!

My refrigerator and fruit bowl are overflowing with almost more fruit than I can eat … almost. Peaches, nectarines, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, plums, pineapple, bananas, oranges, lemons, grapes, figs, and more. I eat it plain, stir it into oatmeal, top a bowl of cereal with it, bake with it, and add it to savory dishes.

Protein Packed Blueberry Chicken Salad

That’s right. Savory dishes totally benefit from a little natural sweetness from fruit. Hearty fruits like peaches, plums, and grapes are awesome for roasting. And just about every fruit can find a home in a salad.

When I stopped at Walmart to pick up Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends California Style (duh – you know I’m a Cali girl trapped in Michigan … for now!) and Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets, I knew I was going to create one awesome salad with some fresh fruit.

Protein Blends and Chicken

I always have a bag of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets in my freezer. They are so convenient when I don’t have time or ideas for dinner. I can do endless things with them and have dinner on the table in just a few minutes, with only using the microwave!

They are all natural and made with all white meat. Even better, they are fully cooked with a fresh from the grill taste that I love. I’m not a fan of cooking raw chicken at home, so these are the perfect solution.

With one taste I also fell for Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends California Style. This vegetable and grain blend is hearty and filling. These Blends are so cool because they take the Birds Eye vegetables I love and make them a meal by adding protein.

Protein Packed Blueberry Chicken Salad

It is also super flavorful and once again easy to prepare in the microwave. The lentils and peas were my favorite part, but it made me like broccoli because all the flavors blend seamlessly.

I jazzed up my Protein Blends with a quick vinaigrette with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus a little black pepper and a sprinkle of turmeric. Then I stirred in some diced onion and my star, the fresh blueberries. Finally, I topped it with the Chicken Breast Fillets.

A healthy, delicious, satisfying, quick, and easy dinner was on the table in no time. There will be a lot more dinners like this. Next time I think I’ll add peaches!

Protein Packed Blueberry Chicken Salad

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Comments

  1. I’m a huge fruit fan too – which is line of the reasons I love this time of year! All this fresh, locally grown fruit is the best. And I’m happy to include it in any part of the meal!

  2. And now I really really want some grilled chicken!!

  3. I love what you created here! Fruit is my favorite – especially this time of the year!

  4. Summer fruits are the best, aren’t they? And I love including them in savory dishes, too. This looks wonderful! Really creative — thanks.

  5. I love adding fruit to my salads!

  6. Debbie Eccard says:

    You are definitely a master with fruit whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner! This looks fantastic and with my love of salads, right up my alley….

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