Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad with Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds

Fresh and light, this Wendy’s inspired salad is as easy as it gets. Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad with Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds is screaming with summer flavors that will make your tastebuds dance!

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Disclaimer: This post is created in partnership with Wendy’s. All opinions and statements are my own, as always.

Have you ever had one of those days when you rush to get out the door in the morning….coffee in hand, hair barely brushed, counting the minutes and calculating just how late you will actually be to work? But you finally get there and realize….you have two different shoes on AND you left your lunch on the kitchen counter at home.  Good times, right?  I used to have those days a lot.  Especially when you have little ones to get out the door along with yourself! And there were many times when, come lunch, I would find myself scrambling for something healthy to eat.

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Believe it or not, I used to hit the local Wendy’s to grab a quick, fresh and healthy bite to eat and I still find myself pulling up to order one of their amazingly crisp salads.  Year after year, I know I can count on Wendy’s to serve up plenty of healthy options for a quick meal on the go and that’s why I was so excited to get the chance to have salad for breakfast with the whole Wendy’s crew! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the whole story.  It was a ton of fun and filled with a ton of information that made me even more of a Wendy’s fan than I already was!

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All of their salads are made with the freshest ingredients available which are hand chopped to ensure you’re not getting a less than stellar salad. Their new Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad is made with sweet mangos, freshly-sliced strawberries and juicy grille chicken. Drizzled with a honey-citrus vinaigrette, this bowl of heavenly deliciousness is such a tasty surprise for a fast food restaurant. And so are their other options like the new Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad made with fresh chopped lettuce, fresh mozzarella, creamy basil pesto and grille chicken. Crunchy croutons and a zesty balsamic vinaigrette make this taste like summer in a bowl!  The Power Mediterranean Salad and Taco Salad are long time favorites of mine but they’re a must-try as well.

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Wendy’s also offers some new, fun summer drinks! Their Fruitea Chillers come in strawberry Passionfruit and Mango Peach flavors and are the most refreshing beverage I’ve sipped in a longtime.  I’m not a big sweet drink fan so both of these hit the spot and have me craving the day after day.

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And since there are days when I can’t actually get out of the house, I recreated the Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad at home! The flavors are a total match made in heaven….well, Wendy’s….but this simple recipe can be made in just a few minutes. Fresh and light, just like the Wendy’s original…you’ll be chowing down on this one all summer long.

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Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad with Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 1784 kcal
Author: Kellie

This Wendy's Salad copy cat is as fresh as it gets!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup honey divided
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 4 cups spring mix greens
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the sunflower seeds with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 cup honey. Spread the seeds on a parchment lined baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Roast for 10 minutes. Stir the seeds and roast for an additional 5 minutes. Cool completely. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining oil, honey and orange juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  4. Divide the spring mix among two plates and top with the chicken, strawberries and mango. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds and cheese.
  5. Drizzle the salads with the dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Sunflower seeds and dressing can be made up to 24 hours in advance. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad with Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1784 Calories from Fat 846
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 94g 145%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Potassium 993mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 217g 72%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 175g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 270.7%
Vitamin C 117.9%
Calcium 23.6%
Iron 61.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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