This recipe is from my favorite friend in North Carolina! I couldn’t get enough of this salad and it was a big hit with my family!
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tbsp onion
2 cups vegetable oil
2 tbsp poppy seeds
3 cups cooked chicken, shredded (2-3 chicken breasts)
6 cups torn spinach
2 cups strawberries or raspberries
3 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 cup sliced almonds
Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Drop in chicken breasts and boil for around 30 minutes. While chicken is cooking, process first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth, scraping down on the sides. Turn blender on high, add the oil in a slow stream. Stir poppy seeds into dressing. Shred cooked chicken when done. Mix the chicken and enough dressing to thoroughly coat chicken and make it moist. Reserve some for dressing the spinach. Chill the chicken mixture and remaining dressing and allow flavors to blend. When you serve it…make it pretty! Place spinach on individual serving plates. Top with chicken, fruit and almonds. Drizzle remaining dressing over spinach if needed.
Don’t forget to add love, it makes all the difference!