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6 sensational spring salads with springer mountain farms chicken

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Mother Nature has graced us here in the south with the return of the beautiful colors of nature as the leaves burst forth from the tree branches overhead and happy daffodils and other spring flowers burst from the ground beneath us. We don't know about you, but it sure does get us in the mood for Spring recipes that highlight the fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables that become more abundant this time of the year. With the wide variety of local produce available, there are limitless possibilities for bright and flavorful meals that not only taste great, but are quick and easy to prepare and cook.

The Springer Mountain Farms recipe catalog is full of delicious and easy salads that compliment our great tasting chicken and offer a variety of flavor profiles to choose from. These are 6 of our very favorite recipes that should appeal to just about every palate.

1. Chicken, Berry, Feta and Arugula Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette from Slice of Jess

This arugula salad is a bright spot of spring. Tender chicken strips paired with blackberries, feta and a sumac dressing bring it all together as the perfect bright salad mixed with saffron-infused barley for a hearty meal. Jess has some great ingredient substitution ideas on her blog post for this recipe for endless possibilities for mixing up different variations that never get boring!

2. 15 Minute Buffalo Chicken Salad from Ansley @tidal_tastes

Buffalo chicken seems to be an all time favorite for most, and there's about a million and one ways to create dishes with buffalo flavored chicken including this easy and delicious Buffalo Chicken Salad from Ansley from @tidal_tastes on Instagram. You'll be ready to dig into this treat in just 15 minutes!

3. Citrus Chicken Salad with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing

Utilizing the Fully Cooked Breaded Breast Strips makes prep easy for our Citrus Chicken Salad dressed with a spicy honey mustard, fresh avocado and crunchy pretzel pieces. The fresh, bright flavor combination of salad toppings and the spicy honey mustard will have you wanting seconds!

4. Slice of Jess' Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad

Jess is the Queen of fiesta flavored dishes that we just can't get enough of including her Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad recipe. Her Mexican-inspired chopped salad recipe has the perfect pop of fresh and colorful ingredients for a healthy, satisfying meal. Drizzled with creamy jalapeño yogurt dressing, you’ll love this dish on its own, nestled inside of wraps for an on-the-go lunch, or stuffed into taco shells for an easy dinner! Check out the Slice of Jess blog post for more in depth notes on this dish along with all of her other fantastic recipes.

5. Grilled Chicken Berry Spinach Salad from Chef Mark Phillips

The common theme with these salads seems to be fresh fruit! This grilled chicken salad from Chef Mark fits right in with that theme! The sweet tartness of fresh berries pair beautifully with Springer Mountain Farms Fully Cooked Breast Strips and his Honey Balsamic Dressing that is reduced to intensify the flavor. It all just pops!

6. Chicken and Blueberry Salad with Blueberry Chili Lime Vinaigrette

Chef Holly Chute is a long time friend of Springer Mountain Farms through the Georgia Grown program and created a handful of fantastic recipes highlighting Springer Mountain Farms and Georgia's largest fruit crop-blueberries including her Chicken and Blueberry Salad with a zingy blueberry chili lime vinaigrette. Blueberries are more of a summer fruit, but this recipes falls right in with all of the other berry salads we've included, so we couldn't resist sharing. Plus, blueberries are easy enough to find any time of year now!

Be sure to check out the full line-up of delicious recipes in the Springer Mountain Farms Recipe Catalog!



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