Strawberry & Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad

Uh, oh.  I did it again.

Fruity Foooood!! I just can’t stop.  I don’t really want to so I guess it doesn’t matter.  I also can’t stop thinking about chocolate covered potato chips, but those don’t really matter either (they do. I just tell myself they don’t so I don’t want them so bad.  It’s not working).

Anyhoo, this is good.  Chicken? Good.  Strawberries? Good.  Macadamia nuts? Gooooood.  Throw them all together and it becomes a good party. A good, tasty, healthy party.  I love those kind of parties.

They end with less online embarrassment and fewer jokes at your expense. I wouldn’t know about that though…

I do know that making homemade mayo isn’t as daunting as it seems, and that when you make some you should also make this chicken salad. ‘Cause it’s good.

Strawberry & Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad

1lb chicken breast

1tsp macadamia nut oil, or oil of choice

few pinches of salt and pepper

1.5-2 cups chopped strawberries

1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

1/2 cup diced celery

3 tbsp mayo, preferably homemade

2 tbsp julienned basil

1 tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350.  Place chicken breasts on sheet tray, drizzle will oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Bake for about 35 minutes until cooked through.  Remove from oven and let cool.

In a large bowl shred chicken.  Add strawberries, nuts, celery, basil, mayo, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Gently stir until combined.  Eat!

Can I come to your party?

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah says:

    This looks sooo delicious!!!!

  2. Wow, what an awesome combination. This must taste heavenly with those macadamia nuts in there. I will be trying this!!

  3. Erica says:

    Looks amazing!! I’ll have to make this. What kind of oil did you use for the mayo?

    1. Thanks 🙂 I used macadamia nut oil, but a mild evoo also works good !

  4. Viree says:

    I thought it was mayonaise free? The recipe says to add mayonaise? It looks so good I love strawberries and macadamia nuts…

    1. Nope, not mayo free. I prefer to use homemade mayo instead of store bought!

  5. Becky Thomas says:

    Wonderful! Subbed slivered almonds for the macadamia because that’s what I had. Came out perfectly divine! Thanks so!

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