Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad (Keto + W30)

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I have been craving salads non-stop this summer. This Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad has been my go-to because it is both savory and sweet, which is my favorite combo. It satisfies all my cravings on a hot day. It is also Whole30, Keto and Paleo.

a jar of poppy seed dressing by greens.

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing:

Is it frowned upon to drink salad dressing? If so, I am in trouble! I could drink this Poppy Seed Dressing because it is so darn good. Poppy seed has always been a favorite dressing of mine, but making it homemade makes it 10x better. Who knew simple ingredients could tastes so good?

How long does this dressing last?

If you have any leftover dressing, feel free to add it to a mason jar and pop in the fridge. It will last up to 4 days. Before serving, make sure to give it a good shake as the ingredients will separate and settle in the fridge.

a bowl with lettuce, chicken and red onions drizzled with poppy seed dressing.

Ingredients needed for this chicken salad:

  • Lettuce of choice
  • Chopped chicken breast, cold
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Red Onions
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • White wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • Poppy seeds
  • Salt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Shallot
  • Monk Fruit granulated sweetener
  • Micro greens (optional)
a bowl with lettuce, chicken and red onions drizzled with poppy seed dressing.
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Summer is for salads! Don’t let this summer pass without giving this simple yet delicious Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad a try! Additionally, feel free to add your touches to this recipe. You can include nuts and other types of fruits, if desired. Make it your own! This recipe will make for the perfect cold lunch or even a quick weeknight dinner.

Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

By: Ashley McCrary
5 from 3 votes
A crisp and refreshing Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad that is both beautiful and delicious. Fresh greens topped with chopped chicken breast, sweet sliced strawberries, red onions and drizzled with homemade poppy seed dressing. This recipe is Keto, Paleo and can easily be tailored to Whole30 with a simple modification.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


Chicken & Strawberry Salad

  • 6-8 cups of lettuce or greens of choice
  • 3 medium chicken breast cooked and chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced red onions
  • Micro greens for garnish optional
  • 4 large strawberries sliced

Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1/2 cup LIGHT olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons monk fruit sweetener omit for Whole30
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


Chicken & Strawberry Salad

  • In a large bowl add all of the ingredients for the salad. This can also be done by dividing the ingredients into 4 individual bowls. 
  • Drizzle with the poppy seed dressing and give it a big toss. 
  • Garnish with fresh micro greens if desired. 
  • Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Dressing

  • In a blender or food processor, combine monk fruit sweetener, vinegar, salt, mustard and onion and process for 20 seconds. With blender or food processor on high, gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream.
  • Pour in a mason jar and stir in the poppy seeds with a spoon


  • The dressing will last 3-4 days in the fridge. Before serving, make sure to give it a good shake.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 385mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    This looks amazing! Totally going on my menu! I think the recipe might be missing strawberries though? How many do we need?

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight, and it is delish! Will definitely keep this on the dinner rotation throughout the rest of the summer. So refreshing with the dressing!